English Conversation Circle (ECC)

ECC classes will be held both in-person, and virtually via Zoom. Please see program and registration information below. We encourage you to visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ECCatSPL/ where we will be posting links to resources that might help you improve your conversational English. If you would like to receive an e-newsletter with tips for practicing your English with e-books, websites or podcasts, please send an email to splreference@cwmars.org.

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The English Conversation Circle is a forum for non-native adult speakers to practice speaking English in an informal environment. The library offers four sessions each week that are facilitated by two experienced teachers. These virtual classes are free and interested persons can attend one or more sessions.


Virtual Class Information:

  • Tuesday Class:
    Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Teacher: Christina Zarobe
    Zoom Setup: waiting room; no passcode
  • Saturday Class:
    Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Teacher: Antonio (Tony) Marin
    Zoom Setup: passcode; no waiting room

Live Class Information:

  • Wednesday classes:
    Time: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
    Location: Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street

  • Friday classes:
    Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Location: St. Anne's Catholic Church, 130 Boston Turnpike

Program History

The library has offered this program since 2010. Initially, it was funded by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant. For the past 8 years, we have been awarded a grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCF). We are very grateful to the GWCF for their generosity.