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.

Winter 2023 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.

January 9 at 9 a.m.

January 9 at 6 p.m.

Chantilly High School
4201 Stringfellow Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151

Tues/Thurs
7 - 9:30 p.m
January 10 at 6 p.m.

Edison High School
5801 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310

Tues/Thurs
7 - 9:30 p.m
January 10 at 6 p.m.

Graham Road Community Building
3036 Graham Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

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

Mon/Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m

January 10 at 9 a.m.

January 10 at 6 p.m.

Herndon Learning Center
465 Springpark Place
Herndon, VA 20170

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

Mon/Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m

January 9 at 6 p.m.

January 10 at 9 a.m.

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

Tues/Thurs
9:30 a.m. - noon
January 12 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

January 9 at 9 a.m.

January 9 at 6 p.m.

Woodson High School
9525 Main St
Fairfax, VA 22031

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

In-person Adult English (ESOL) Classes begin January 17, 2023 and run for 8 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

January 7 at 9  a.m.

Chantilly High School
4201 Stringfellow Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151

December 15 at 6 p.m.

Online Adult English (ESOL) Classes begin January 17, 2023 and run for 8 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 noon
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 1/17/23 to 3/9/23
  • Location: Pimmit Hills Center
  • Cost: $275.00; Materials included.
Online Class
  • Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Dates: 1/21/23 to 3/18/23; 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 noon
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 1/17/23 to 3/9/23
  • Location: Pimmit Hills Center
  • Cost: $260.00; Materials included in the price of the class.
Online Class
  • Time: 9 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Dates: 1/21/23 to 3/18/23; Saturdays
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Cost: $160.00; Materials included in the price of the class.
English for Business and Marketing
  • 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 9:30 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • 1/24/23 to 3/16/23
  • Location: Plum Center
  • Cost: $99.00; Materials included in the price of the class.
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 9:30 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays
    • 1/18/23 to 3/15/23
  • Location: Woodson High School
  • Cost: $150.00; Materials included in the price of the class.
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel Certification for English Learners

Work with a team of instructors to develop your skills in Microsoft Office Excel. 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 Excel 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 9:30 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
    • 1/23/23 to 3/29/23
  • Location: Plum Center
  • Cost: $195.00; Materials included in the price of the class.

Spring Class Information

Information for Spring classes will be available on our web page after March 1, 2023.  Please check back after March 1st.

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.