Shrewsbury Public Library

English Conversation Circle (ECC)

English Conversation Circle (ECC)

A group photo of our ECC facilitators
Christina's Class Awards with ECC
A group photo from Mr. Ye's birthday

    English Conversation Circle (ECC) is a forum for non-native adult speakers to practice speaking English in an informal environment.

    The library offers four sessions per week, each facilitated by an experienced teacher. All ECC classes are free, and interested persons can attend one or more sessions.

    ECC classes are held both in person and online via Zoom. Please see registration details below.

    We encourage you to visit our ECC Facebook page or our ECC Instagram account where we post 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, and podcasts, please send an email to

    Registration Information:

    • Contact the library to register for both virtual and live ECC classes
    • Email:
    • Phone: 508-841-8533

    Virtual Classes:

    • Saturdays:
      Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
      Facilitator: Antonio (Tony) Marin
      Zoom setup: Passcode; no waiting room

    Live Classes:

    • Mondays & Wednesdays:
      Time: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
      Location: Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main Street
    • Fridays:
      Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
      Location: St. Anne's Catholic Church, 130 Boston Turnpike

    The library has offered English Conversation Circle (ECC) since 2010. Initially, it was funded by a 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.

    • Library Hours:

      Library Hours:

      Monday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
      Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
      Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
      Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m
      Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      Saturday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
      Sunday: October through May
      1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

      Please see our Hours and Closings Page for more information.

    • Contact Us:

      Contact Us:

      Tel: 508-841-8609
      View our Staff Directory

    • Find us:

      Find Us:

      Shrewsbury Public Library
      609 Main Street
      Shrewsbury, MA 01545