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ESOL Classes

ESOL / ESL Classes
ESOL / ESL Class

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL or ESL) is a local community outreach mission of Vienna Presbyterian Church (VPC).  This mission offers all adult ESOL students, whether residing in our community temporarily or permanently, a low-cost opportunity for instruction and practice in both written and spoken English.  We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced level classes with the goal of improving English communication skills.

Program Highlights

  • Recipient of the Fairfax County Human Rights Award for 2007
  • Open enrollment adults may join our classes at any time during the school year (September through May) until classes are filled
  • Free childcare (limited space available)
  • Small classes where friendships are built
  • Current student enrollment represents 48 different countries
  • Over 400 people were served in some capacity through this ministry this year
  • Citizenship class provided
  • Students of various religious traditions are welcomed and respected
  • Separate Christian Bible-based instruction for interested students
  • Tutoring for citizenship preparation
  • Program-wide activities celebrating holidays (e.g., Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lunar New Year, and Easter)
  • An international dinner for all students and their families
  • End-of-year graduation celebration
  • Social services support as available
  • Computer instruction in our computer lab for registered intermediate and advanced students (on a limited basis)
ESOL / ESL Class

Location

Vienna Presbyterian Church
124 Park Street, NE
Vienna, Virginia 22180
(3rd Floor classrooms)
Phone:  703-938-9050, x102
ESOL(at)viennapres.org

Registration

  • Fee:  $30 for the year
  • Registration Dates (beginning of year):
    • Mondays & Wednesdays:  Sep 4, 9, & 11, 2013 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am on the third floor
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays:  Sep 5 & 10, 2013 from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm on the third floor
  • Open enrollment adults may join our classes at any time during the school year (September through May) until classes are filled

Class Schedules

  • September 2013 through May 2014
  • We follow Fairfax County Public School weather closing policy.
  • ESOL Class Schedules:
    • First Semester - 2013:
      AM Classes meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30 am, beginning Sep 16
      PM Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, beginning Sep 17
    • Second Semester - 2014:
      AM Classes meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:30 am, beginning Jan 6
      PM Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, beginning Jan 7
  • Bible Class Schedule:
    • Sunday classes meet 11:00 am-12:00 noon beginning September 22
    • Monday classes meet 11:30 am-12:30 pm beginning September 23
  • Computer Class Schedule:
    • AM Classes meet Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm beginning September 30
    • PM Classes meet Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm beginning October 1
  • Classes meet on the third floor of the Ministry Center.
  • See complete annual schedule, including holidays and celebrations.

Contact Information

  • Deb Rymer, Program Manager
  • 703-938-9050 x102
  • ESOL(at)viennapres.org
  • Please leave a message and we will return your call.