Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages Intake Testing and Registration

All new students need to take an intake test before registering for a class. Find testing dates and locations here.

The Adult ESOL Program offers 4 instructional terms a year. Classes start in September, January, and April. Each term is 10 weeks.  We also have one 6-week term in the summer that starts in July. Students can start at the beginning of any term.

New students must take a placement test. We test students’ reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to determine the appropriate class for them.

To register, please follow these steps:

Placement Testing and Registration:

  1. Choose a location.
  2. Take a placement test to determine the class that you need. 
    • Please arrive on time for the test. People arriving late may not be able to take the tests.
    • Testing lasts 2-3 hours.
    • No children are allowed at testing.
  3. Please come prepared to register and pay for your class. You can pay by money order, check, or credit card. No cash will be accepted.
Location Testing Dates
Bryant Adult Center
2709 Popkins Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
March 30, 2020, 9 a.m.
March 30, 2020, 6 p.m.
Chantilly High School
4201 Stringfellow road
Chantilly, VA 20151
March 31, 2020, 6 p.m.
Edison High School
5801 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310

March 31, 2020, 6 p.m.

Graham Road Community Building
3036 Graham Road,
Falls Church, VA 22042
March 30, 2020, 6 p.m.
March 31, 2020, 9 a.m.
Herndon Middle School
901 Locust Street,
Herndon, VA 20170
March 21, 2020, 9 a.m.
March 30, 2020, 6 p.m.
Pimmit Center
7510 Lisle Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22043
March 25, 2020, 9 a.m.
March 31, 2020, 6 p.m.
Plum Center
6815 Edsall Road
Springfield, VA 22151
March 25, 2020, 9 a.m.
March 31, 2020, 6 p.m.
Woodson High School
9525 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
March 30, 2020, 6 p.m.