The adult education program mission is to provide adult immigrants with the literacy, language, and life skills needed to build self-sufficiency. For the vast majority of our students, it is English itself that is the key to that self-sufficiency.
QARI is Quincy's largest provider of English for speakers of other languages (ESOL). We offer a variety of programs and options—five levels of classes with flexible scheduling in the morning, afternoon, night and weekend—to meet the various needs of our community. Our curriculum spans from an intensive beginner level to high intermediate.
QARI's free citizenship education program helps newcomers understand and navigate the naturalization process. The 10-week curriculum culminates in practice interviews and a trip to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Boston.
The family literacy program, delivered in partnership with Quincy Public Schools, provides parents at Lincoln Hancock Elementary School with the combination of English and parenting skills that they need to be engaged parents in their new home.
The Workplace Education Program provides employees at China Pearl restaurant with the English they need to do their jobs and advance their careers.
QARI offers informal Mandarin classes at a variety of levels from time to time. The program focuses primarily on spoken Mandarin, but also covers some of the written language.