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September 10, 2012

Framingham State University is excited to announce the opening of its new Community Education Center in the historic Jonathan Maynard Building just a few-minute walk from campus.

The center will provide additional space for the University’s robust community education programs, including the English Language Program, which offers everything from language tutoring to intensive English study.

“The Maynard Building provides us with a beautiful space that allows us to expand our English Language Programs as well as our overall community education component,” says Dr. Scott Greenberg, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Continuing Education. “We also hope to use the space to offer new professional development workshops for teachers and the workforce.”

The building is located at 14 Vernon Street, across the footbridge over Route 9. Rebecca Hawk, Director of Community Education and English Language Programs, says the University will be working with the community to develop programs that meet the educational needs of the citizenry.

“We envision this as a way for members of the community to try out a program and work a class into their schedule, without having to fully enroll,” Hawk says. “The great thing about a community center is it brings people in who wouldn’t typically follow a path toward a University education.”

The English Language Programs are the largest component of the University’s community education efforts.

Intensive daytime courses offer instruction on everything from reading, writing, grammar and speaking to electives such as American Culture and Cinema. There are also community courses in the evenings and Saturday mornings, as well as specialized tutoring to meet specific needs.

For more information visit www.framingham.edu/esl or call 508-626-4925.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

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