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Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center

The Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center (LAALC) helps adults learn English and offers other support programs. This free program serves adults in the Ludlow/Indian Orchard area who are immigrants or refugees. Students have ranged in age from 17 to 70+.


LAALC provides free instruction in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Morning and evening classes are offered in levels ranging from true beginner to high intermediate. In addition, academic advising and basic computer classes are available. The program provides support for:

  • transition to college
  • workforce development
  • family literacy skills
  • other real-life goals.

Participants are awarded certificates for attendance, achievement, and completion.

LAALC also hosts HCC Business & Community Services non-credit classes to prepare adults for their High School Equivalency Certificate through the HiSet test (formerly known as GED).

Schedule and Location

LAALC is located at 54 Winsor Street, 2nd floor in Ludlow.

ESOL classes: M & W from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 5:30-9:00 p.m.
T & R from 5:30-9:00 p.m.

Transportation and Parking

Public transportation is available via PVTA B9.
For morning classes, on-street parking is available on Chestnut Street.
For evening classes, a parking lot is available.

To Apply

Call LAALC to make an appointment for an intake interview. The interview will evaluate speaking, listening, reading, and writing to determine which class level is appropriate.


Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center
Kermit Dunkelberg, Program Coordinator
Phone: (413) 583-0320
Fax: (413) 583-0324

The Ludlow Area Adult Learning Center is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Adult and Community Learning Services, and Holyoke Community College Community Services.


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000