Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages - ESOL

The FCPS Adult ESOL program provides adult students with the practical English language they need in their everyday lives, as well as English skills that will help them advance in their education or careers.

Adult English (ESOL) Classes Intake Testing and Registration Information

All new students must take an intake test before registering for a class.  Intake testing and registration for both in-person and online classes will be in-person events.

Fall 2022 Information

I want to study English in person.

Do you want to take in-person classes?

  1. Find the location where you want to study from the chart below.
  2. Choose the class schedule that is convenient for you.  
  3. Go on the test date to take the test. The intake process should take 2.5-3 hours. No appointment is necessary.

Testing Locations for In-person Classes

Testing Location Class Schedule Test Date & Time

Bryant Center
2709 Popkins Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri
9 a.m. - noon

Mon/Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m.

September 7 at 9 a.m.

September 7 at 6 p.m.

Chantilly High School
4201 Stringfellow Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151

Tues/Thurs
7 - 9:30 p.m
September 13 at 6 p.m.

Edison High School
5801 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310

Tues/Thurs
7 - 9:30 p.m
September 13 at 6 p.m.

Graham Road Comm Bldg
3036 Graham Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri
9 a.m. - noon

Mon/Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m

September 12 at 6 p.m.

September 13 at 9 a.m.

Herndon Middle School
901 Locust St
Herndon, VA 20170

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri
9 a.m. - noon

Mon/Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m

September 10 at 9 a.m.

September 12 at 6 p.m.

Pimmit Hills Center
7510 Lisle Ave
Falls Church, VA 22043
*ONLY Advanced level conversation and pronunciation available at this site. 

Tues/Thurs
9 a.m. - noon
September 15 at 9 a.m.

Plum Center
6815 Edsall Rd
Springfield, VA 22151

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri
9 a.m. - noon

Mon/Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m

September 8 at 9 a.m.

September 12 at 6 p.m.

Woodson High School
9525 Main St
Fairfax, VA 22031

Mon/Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m
September 14 at 6 p.m.

In-person Adult English (ESOL) Classes begin September 19, 2022 and run for 10 weeks

Cost for Classes

  • AM Classes: $299 + Book
  • PM Classes: $150 + Book
  • Advanced Specialty classes: prices vary (NOTE: Specialty classes are not offered in the summer)

I want to study English online.

Do you want to study online?  

  1. Choose a testing location that is convenient for you from the chart below. 
  2. All online classes require that you complete intake testing in-person.
    1. Make an appointment for an intake test at that location.
    2. The intake process should take 2.5 - 3 hours. 

Testing Locations for Online Classes

Location Test Date & Time

Plum Center
6815 Edsall Rd
Springfield, VA 22151

August 27 at 9 a.m.
or
August 31 at 6 p.m.

Chantilly High School
4201 Stringfellow Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151

September 8 at 6 p.m.

Online Adult English (ESOL) Classes begin September 19, 2022 and run for 10 weeks

Cost for Classes

Class Schedule Prices

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri
9:30 a.m. – noon

$299 + book

Mon/Wed
7 – 9:30 p.m.

$150 + book

I am interested in Specialty classes.

FCPS Adult ESOL offers several specialty classes for students at high intermediate and advanced levels.

New Students

Students who are new to FCPS' Adult ESOL must be tested before registering for classes. Test times and locations.

Classes

American English Pronunciation
  • Speak more effectively.
  • Advanced learners improve business, professional and personal communication skills.
  • Instruction will focus on accented speech sounds and intonation patterns that interfere with clear communication and contribute to misunderstandings.
  • Materials included in the price of the class.
In-Person
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 9/20/22 to 12/6/22
  • Location: Pimmit Hills Center
  • Cost: $275.00
Online Class
  • Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Dates: 9/24/22 to 12/3/22; Saturdays
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Cost: $199.00; Additional textbook purchase required.
Conversation High Intermediate Plus
  • Practice higher-level conversation skills while reading and discussing current cultural and social events and issues.
  • Expand vocabulary, express and support opinions, and respond appropriately and effectively to others' opinions.
In-Person
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 9/20/22 to 12/6/22
  • Location: Pimmit Hills Center
  • Cost: $260.00
Online Class
  • Time: 9 to 11:15 a.m.
  • Dates: 9/24/22 to 12/3/22; Saturdays
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Cost: $160.00
English for Business and Entrepreneurship

NEW class for Fall 2022!

  • Do you own a business?
  • Do you dream of having one?
  • Do you want to learn about doing business in the United States?
  • This class will connect you with vocabulary, information, and strategies for developing your goals for owning your own business in the United States.
Details
  • Time: 7 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 9/20/22 to 12/6/22
  • Location: Plum Center
  • Cost: $170.00
English for Employment Success

Practice English language skills while learning more about planning for a career, finding and applying for a job and developing employability skills for job success. Learn more about the American workplace and what employers expect from successful employees.

Details
  • Time: 7 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • ​​​​​​​Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 9/20/22 to 12/6/22
  • Location: Plum Center
  • Cost: $150.00
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word Certification for English Learners

Work with a team of instructors to develop your skills in Microsoft Office Word. You will have hands-on training in 2 class sessions plus time to work on your specific skills needs in a lab session. At the end of the course, you will take the MOS Word certification exam. The certification is recognized by many employers and is a good addition to any resume. Materials included.  

Pre-requisite: In addition to having a high intermediate or above level of English, you need to have basic computer, Internet, keyboarding, and mousing skills to take this class.

Details
  • Time: 7 to 9:15 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • ​​​​​​​Wednesdays and Thursdays
    • 9/26/22 to 12/12/22
  • Location: Plum Center
  • Cost: 185

Winter Class Information

Information for Winter classes will be available on our web page after December 1, 2022.

FCPS Adult ESOL Program follows the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the confidentiality of student education records.  From entry at intake to your exit from our program, your individual information will always be kept confidential and secure unless you authorize otherwise.