Language and Writing Resources


While there are currently no Harvard Chan managed language classes or resources, we have pulled together a few resources below to assist you in your academic success as it relates to communicating effectively.

Conversation Partners Program:

The Office for Student Affairs organizes a Conversation Partners program each year. The purpose of this program is to match students who are interested in practicing a new language with a native speaker of that same language. OSA helps to facilitate this program by finding conversation partners and then the conversation partners will decide when and how often to meet.

If you’re interested in participating please email the Office for Student Affairs at with your name, native language, email address and any languages you would like to practice by having a conversation partner. You will then be matched with a conversation partner based on your interests.


Public Health Writing Resources

Office of Education – Public Health Writing 

Course Offerings (Harvard and non-Harvard)

Harvard Extension School – Language Classes

The Cambridge Center for Adult Education – ESL Classes

Brookline Adult & Community Education – ESL Classes

Boston Language Institute

Community Language Resources

Below are several different community English learning links:

Chinatown ESL – Offering Free English Instruction Year-Round

Boston Public Library ESL Conversation Groups

English as a Second Language (ESL) Online Resources

Here are some helpful links that provide conversation ideas, lesson plans and worksheets.

Adult Education Tutor Support – ESL

ESL Worksheets – Grammar, Pronunciation, Irregular Verbs, Writing, etc.

Online Activities for Non-Native English Speakers – Including Bilingual Quizzes

OWL ESL Resources, Handouts, Exercises