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Teacher Training Moves Online

ESLIM is offering teacher training via Zoom on Saturday, August 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an identical session on Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The training is designed to prepare volunteers to teach classes online. New teachers, as well as returning teachers with little or no experience teaching online, are encouraged to register. During each session, Lauren Lang will cover
  • Basics of Zoom and Zoom instruction (45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute break)
  • How to leverage Zoom for instruction (2 hours)
Participants are asked to register by sending contact information, including name, email, phone number, name of the church where they will be teaching, and which session is preferred, to [email protected] Participation is limited, and all teachers must register at least one week prior to the training date selected.

Good News! ESL Classes Online!

ESLIM is happy to announce that some of our churches will be offering online classes this fall. Please check the student schedule page for locations and specific details. Unless otherwise specified, all are welcome to join, but participation is limited, so please make your plans soon. If you have any questions, please send us an email at [email protected] or call 703-841-0292.

ESLIM Training Session – Remote Teaching Using Zoom

Like every other educational program, our English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries (ESLIM) program is struggling with how to provide distance learning for our students.

Deb Rymer and Bonnie Barber provided a tremendous training session on how to teach English as a Second Language via Zoom.

You can view this hour and a half training session on YouTube.

Volunteers Needed in Manassas and Ashburn

Teachers and assistants are needed for the upcoming semester in several locations.

If you can help, please fill out our short volunteer application that you will find on this website.    We will contact you with more information.

January 2020 Teacher Training News

Our January 2020 teacher trainings will be held on Saturday, January 25 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 3810 Meredith Drive in Fairfax, Virginia.

The abbreviated new teacher training will start at 9:00 am and end at noon. The returning teacher training will start at 1:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. This session will focus on strategies for increasing interaction in classes through role plays, line drills and other activities that encourage active student participation. Both sessions will be led by Lauren Lang.

To register, please send your contact information to us at [email protected]. Please include the name of the church where you are volunteering, which session you plan to attend, and a phone number where you can be reached. Registration closes on Thursday, January 23. In the event of inclement weather, the classes will be held on February 1.

Volunteers Needed in DC

Volunteer teachers are urgently needed from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at our Community of Christ location in Washington. If you are able to help, please fill out the volunteer application you find on this site.  A background in education is not required; all that you need to work with us is a sincere desire to help others acquire or improve their English skills.

If you would like more information, please call us at 703-841-0292 or email us at [email protected].

New Teacher Training Dates Announced

Training will be available for teachers new to ESLIM in August and in September.  The August session will be at Dulin United Methodist Church in Falls Church on August 24, and the September session will be at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Ashburn on September 7.  Both will be led by Lauren Lang, and participants will leave with new ideas and the confidence needed to teach their classes.  Teachers may register for either one of the two sessions.

These sessions start at 9:00 am and end at 3:00 pm.  Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

To register for training, please send your contact information to [email protected].  Please include the name of the church where you will be teaching, and the date you will be attending.  Advance registration is required for planning purposes. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Learn or improve your English skills with us!

Our next session will start in September.   See the class schedule, and make plans to register on the dates shown.  We welcome adult immigrants and non-native speakers from every faith and every background.  Choose the location most convenient for you, and we will help you begin.  If you have questions, please call 703-841-0292, or email us at [email protected].

 

Free Citizenship Classes

Citizenship-prep classes will be offered soon at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield.  Classes start Tuesday, April 23, and end Thursday, May 16.  Students will attend classes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  These classes are free and open to everyone.

Volunteers Needed

Teachers and assistants are needed at several locations for our upcoming semester.  An education background is not required.  We will offer training for new teachers in January.  To register, please fill out and submit our volunteer form.