In September of 2007, the Diocese of Worcester entered into a partnership with Clark University’s American Language and Culture Institute, known to students around the world as ALCI. 

This program offers intensive ESL classes for seminarians who desire to improve their English-language skills while also increasing their knowledge of American culture.  Studies may begin at various times throughout the year: May, July, August or January.

The program includes twenty hours per week (Monday through Thursday) of morning, afternoon and evening classes of intensive ESL instruction in six levels.