Press Release

Bunker Hill Community College Introduces New Language Institute

Thursday, January 16, 2020

BOSTON, January 16, 2020—New this spring, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Division of Workforce and Economic Development launched its new Language Institute as part of its roster of Community Education and Adult Pathways Programs. Language Institute courses will include Intensive English, Basic English as a Second Language (BESL), and Spanish.

Intensive English and BESL courses allow students to improve their English skills for their careers, personal or academic use. Both programs provide direct pathways for students to continue as students at the College.

Intensive English classes are perfect for English Language Learners (ELL), looking to learn more English quickly. Intensive English classes are just seven weeks, 20-hours per week and offered mornings, Tuesday-Friday, at four proficiency levels each term. Spring classes for Intensive English begin January 21 and March 24.

BESL offers convenient and affordable semester-long English classes at $389 for 60 hours of instruction. Classes begin on January 27.

The Language Institute will also offer weekend Beginning Spanish classes for individuals with little or no Spanish background. Spanish classes are $135 and begin on February 22.

For more information and registration, visit or contact Sonia Sharma at 617-228-2462.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).