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New Teacher Training January 26,2019

Lauren Lang will conduct an abbreviated training session for new teachers on Saturday, January 26, at Centreville UMC from 9:00 am to noon.  Teachers new to ESLIM as well as returning teachers who have not previously attended a training are invited to attend.  To register for the training, send your contact information to http://[email protected]

Free Citizenship Classes To Be Offered At Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield

Starting October 29, 2018, Prince of Peace will offer an intensive class to help students prepare for the citizenship test.  The 12-session class will be offered three evenings per week from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.  The class will end November 21.  Please contact the office at for additional information.

Community of Christ Update

The registration date for classes at the Community of Christ location has been changed.  The new date to register is next Sunday, September 23 at 6:00 pm.  We offer our sincere apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced, and we hope to see you next Sunday.

Fall “Refresh And Renew” Session for Returning Teachers

Lauren Lang has announced the topic for our “Refresh and Renew” session scheduled for 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 9 at Graham Road United Methodist Church located in the Vine Church:

Creating A Balance of Activities”

Effective ESOL teachers create a balance between activities focused on gaining accuracy in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and fluency-oriented activities focusing on meaning within the dynamic context of interactive communication.  We will explore specific techniques along the continuum, and the similarities and differences of the teacher role in accuracy vs. fluency activities.  We will also discuss effective modifications of textbook exercises to make them more interactive and engaging.

This sounds like a great chance to sharpen skills and learn how to provide new and meaningful learning opportunities for our students.  To register, please forward your contact information to the office at

Fall 2018 Teacher Training Registration Now Open

Teacher trainings for the fall session have been set.  New teachers can either register for the first training which will take place at Dulin UMC on Saturday, August 25, or the second training at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 8.  Both sessions will be led by Lauren Lang and are scheduled to begin at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.  A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Lauren will also conduct a short class for returning teachers at the Vine on Graham Road on Sunday, September 9, from 3:00 to 5:30pm.  The topic will be announced at a later date.

All teachers must register prior to the training date selected.  To register, send contact information, including name, email, phone number, teaching site, and training date desired to [email protected]


Another Summer Learning Opportunity Just Announced!

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church will be offering a summer session.  Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  They will start on Thursday, June 21, and end on Thursday, August 9, 2018.  There is a $10 registration fee, and childcare is available.

Registration will be held on June 21 at 7:00 PM.  The church is located in Fairfax, Virginia, at 3810 Meredith Drive.

Spring & Summer ESL Classes

Students are invited to continue learning at several locations this spring and summer:

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church will offer a spring semester session starting April 5.  Classes will be held from April 5 to May 24 on Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  Registration and the first class will be on April 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.  The registration fee is $10.00.  The church is located at 3810 Meredith Drive in Fairfax, Virginia.

Vine Church at Graham Road will offer a 5-class spring session from April 21 through May 19.  Classes at this location are held on Saturday mornings from 10 AM to noon.  Registration and the first class will be on April 21. Students can register during any class. If you are a new student to this location, please arrive a few minutes early to complete the necessary paperwork. The registration fee is $10.00.  The church is located at 2929 Graham Road in Falls Church, Virginia.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church will offer a free informal “Coffee and Conversation” class each Thursday in June and July from 7 to 8:30 PM at the Fairfax campus.  The church is located at 5114 Twinbrook Road in Fairfax, Virginia.  There is no need to register, just come to the first class on June 7.

Manassas Registration Schedule Change

Grace UMC will register students on Thursday, January 18.  If you were not able to register because of bad weather earlier this month, please come this following Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Returning Teacher Training Topic Announced

Lauren Lang has announced the topic for the training scheduled for Saturday afternoon, January 20 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Fairfax.

“A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words”.  Using pictures and other visual aids to teach the four language skills to beginning through advanced levels.  Pictures are a powerful springboard for speaking and writing, and can be used to build and demonstrate comprehension at all levels.  We will explore the power of time lines and other visual aids to help learning stick.”

To register for this training, please send your name, teaching site, and contact information to [email protected]

Citizenship Classes Offered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Beginning January 23, a four-week citizenship class will be offered at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Springfield.  The class, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will run for four weeks, from January 23 through February 15.