Shrewsbury Public Library

English Conversation Circle (ECC)

English Conversation Circle (ECC)



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 splreference@cwmars.org.

Registration Information:

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

Virtual Classes:

  • Tuesdays:
    Time: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Facilitator: Christina Zarobe
    Zoom setup: Waiting room; no passcode
  • Saturdays:
    Time: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Facilitator: Antonio (Tony) Marin
    Zoom setup: Passcode; no waiting room

Live Classes:

  • 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
    email: splreference@cwmars.org
    View our Staff Directory

  • Find us:

    Find Us:

    Shrewsbury Public Library
    609 Main Street
    Shrewsbury, MA 01545