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.

Spring 2024 Information

All classes offered by FCPS Adult ESOL are in-person.

I want to study English.

For New Student Intake testing

  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 to the testing for that location and class time. No appointment is necessary. You must attend testing at the location and time you want classes.
Note: Because of high demand and limited space, it’s very important to attend testing at the location and time you want classes.

Testing Locations for Classes

Testing LocationClass ScheduleTest Date & Time
Bryant Center
2709 Popkins Ln
Alexandria, VA 22306
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Fri
9 a.m. - noon

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

April 3 at 9 a.m.

April 3 at 6 p.m.

Chantilly High School
4201 Stringfellow Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151
Tues and Thurs
7 - 9:30 p.m.
April 2 at 6 p.m.
Edison High School
5801 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310
Tues and Thurs
7 - 9:30 p.m.
April 2 at 6 p.m.
Graham Road Community Building
3036 Graham Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Fri
9 a.m. - noon

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

April 3 at 9 a.m.

April 1 at 6 p.m.

Herndon Learning Center
465 Springpark Place
Herndon, VA 20170
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Fri
9 a.m. - noon

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

April 3 at 9 a.m.

April 3 at 6 p.m.

Pimmit Hills Center
7510 Lisle Ave
Falls Church, VA 22043
*ONLY Advanced level conversation and pronunciation are available at this site. 
Tues and Thurs
9:30 a.m. - noon
March 22 at 9 a.m.
Plum Center
6815 Edsall Rd
Springfield, VA 22151

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, and Fri
9 a.m. - noon

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

April 1 at 9 a.m.

April 3 at 6 p.m.

Woodson High School
9525 Main St
Fairfax, VA 22031
Mon and Wed
7 - 9:30 p.m.
April 3 at 6 p.m.

Adult English (ESOL) Classes begin April 8, 2024 and run for 9 weeks

Cost for Classes

We accept credit cards, checks, or money orders. We do not accept cash.

I am interested in Specialty classes.

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

NEW STUDENTS: All new students must be tested before registering for classes. Testing Events

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.

Classes

Saturdays

  • 9 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 4/13/24 to 6/15/24
  • Plum Center
  • Total Cost: $148.00 (Materials included)

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.

Class
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • 4/9/24 to 6/6/24
  • Pimmit Hills Center

Total Cost: $285.00 (Materials included)

English for Employment Success (Advanced level learners)

Practice English language skills while learning more about planning for a career, conducting an effective job search, and being successful in the American workplace. Develop essential skills for job success and learn strategies to communicate more professionally.

Class
  • Mondays and Wednesdays
  • 7 – 9:30 p.m.
  • 4/8/24 to 6/12/24
  • Woodson High School

Total Cost: $82.00 (Materials included)

English for Employment Success (Beginning level learners)

Practice English language skills needed for searching for jobs and communicating in the workplace, as well as develop essential skills for success in the U.S. workplace.

Class
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  • 4/9/24 to 6/6/24
  • Plum Center

Total Cost: $82.00 (Materials included)

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 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.

*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.
Class
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • 7 - 9:30 p.m.
  • 4/8/24 to 6/13/24
  • Plum Center

Total Cost: $163.00 (Materials and test vouchers included)

Summer Class Information

Information for Summer classes will be available on our web page after May 1, 2024. Please check back after May 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.