1. Conversation Group

    Conversation Circles
    We offer English-language conversation practice for people who want to practice speaking and listening in an informal setting. This is a good way to learn about US culture, the local Amherst community, and local opportunities. No registration is necessary.
  1. Tsultrim Dolma (The Recorder)

    Our Stories — Tsultrim
    Tsultrim Dolma created an oral history with the help of ESL volunteer Dan Georgakas. The Greenfield Recorder published it on June 10, 2016. Learn more.
  1. Dekyi Paldon

    Our New Citizens
    Since 1985, 100% of our citizenship students have succeeded at their naturalization tests. Meet some of our newest citizens!

ESL News

Volunteer Videos
Why do more than 100 local community members volunteer at the Jones Library's ESL Center? What is it like to work with an adult English language learner? A new set of videos lets you hear about it directly from the volunteers – and some students.