New Fall Classroom Schedules!

August 8, 2011 at 4:43 PM | Posted in Calendar, Class, Community, Community Partners, ESOL, Family Learning, Media, News, Teaching, Testing, Volunteers | Comments Off on New Fall Classroom Schedules!
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The weather’s starting to change, that means it’s time to get back in the classroom!

I’m happy to report we have confirmed class times and locations with all our classroom community partners and the new schedules are ready for the ESOL Learning Centers and Family Learning Program.  Click the Google Map below to see our classroom locations or where neighboring English Language services are:

Registration will be September 14th through 22nd and we’ll be advertising in the walk-able areas immediately around each class site but we encourage you to help our advertising campaign.  How can you help?  Ask your neighborhood grocer, library, community center or place of worship if you can post a copy of our schedule on their community news or bulletin space.  You can find a link to each schedule here:

FLP Class Schedule_Fall 2011

ESOLC_Master Schedule_Fall 2011

Conversation Classes_Fall 2011

Thank you for all your support!

Erin Finn, Director of Classroom Programs

ESOL Writing Workshop

August 3, 2011 at 12:39 PM | Posted in Class, ESOL, Teaching, Training, Tutoring | 1 Comment
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Come see the workshop our AmeriCorps loved so much last Spring!

Tanya Conover of Prince William County School’s Adult ESOL Program will presenting a workshop on teaching writing to ESOL students!

Where? James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, VA 22046

When? Saturday,  August 27th, 10:00 a.m.  To 12:00 noon

PWCS teachers and students have developed a curriculum using process writing (a presentation of writing as a step by step journey of internal and external “discovery”).  Come learn about their curriculum and text built for use in the classroom at all levels and about how student articles and stories are shared in their own publication Our Voices. (Although this curriculum was designed for use with ESOL learners, it may also be appropriate for low-level students whose first language is English).

Please RSVP by August 24th!

Contact or call 703.237.0866

Katie Beckman, Program Assistant

Add-in Registrations for Family Learning Program

March 29, 2011 at 3:39 PM | Posted in Announcements, Family Learning, Teaching | Comments Off on Add-in Registrations for Family Learning Program
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The Family Learning Program offers English classes for adults with children in their lives. Child care is available for children ages 2-12. In mid-April, the Family Learning Program will be having add-in registrations.  Learners will have the opportunity to add in to the spring semester of classes at a reduced cost.  Space is very limited!

Please click on the link below for information on registration locations, dates, and times:

FLP Class Schedule_Add-in Spring 2011

Questions? Call 703-237-0866

Registration Update

January 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM | Posted in AmeriCorps, Class, ESOL, Family Learning, Volunteers | 1 Comment
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Five registrations down, nine to go! So far the Literacy Council has registered about 120 students at our sites in Alexandria, Falls Church, Lorton, Herndon, and Springfield. Our numbers are slightly decreased from the fall, but we are hoping that a large contingent of returning students will show for the first day of class. Tonight we have our remaining Learning Centers registrations. The Learning Centers program is for all adults over the age of 18 who need beginning help with English. The registrations are at the Woodrow Wilson Library in Falls Church, the Lincolnia Senior Center in Alexandria, and at our very own office in the James Lee Community Center.  All the sites will open for registration at 5:30 and will remain open until 8:00. If you know anyone who would like to take English class, send them over!

Next week begins our Family Learning Program registrations. The Family Learning Program offers English classes for adults who have children in their lives. The Family Learning Program sites all offer child care. Below is list of Family Learning Program registration times and locations:

Hollin Hall Senior Center 1500 Shenandoah Rd. Alexandria, VA 22308 January 31 5:30-8:00

Higher Horizons Head Start 5920-B Summers Lane Falls Church, VA 22041 January 31 4:30-7:00

Herndon Fortnightly Library 768 Center St. Herndon, VA 20170 February 1 5:30-8:00

Connections For Hope 13525 Dulles Technology Dr., Suite 103 Herndon, VA 20171 February 1 9:30AM-12:00PM

Woodlawn Elementary School 8505 Highland Lane Alexandria, VA 22309 February 2 5:00-7:30

Crestwood Elementary School 6010 Hanover Ave. Springfield, VA 22150 February 2 9:00-11:30 AM

As of now, all of our sites are open. Late registrations for all locations (both Learning Centers and Family Learning) will occur on February 5th from 3:00 to 6:00 at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd. Falls Church, VA 22042.

For more information, please call 703-237-0866

A BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers who have made the registrations go so smoothly!

-Kerrin Epstein, Lead Teacher and AmeriCorps Member

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