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Spring and Summer 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.  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.

ESLIM 2017-2018 Annual Fundraiser

ESLIM’s annual fundraiser is ongoing. For more information on how to donate to ESLIM and help keep our class costs low, please visit our website at: http://www.eslim.org/donate/

New Teacher Training to be held January 20, 2018

For the first time, ESLIM will offer a New Teacher Training session in January!  The New Teacher Training will be an abbreviated 3 hour session that will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 (snow date is Saturday, January 27).  The Abbreviated New Teacher Training session will be held from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Fairfax.

To register for the classes, please send your name, contact number and the ESL program you are volunteering with to: [email protected]  You will receive a confirmation email from the ESLIM program administrator.

Returning Teacher Training to be held January 20, 2018

ESLIM will offer Returning Teacher Training on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  The Returning Teacher Training will be held from 1:00 pm-4:00pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Fairfax.  The training is open to all volunteers who are returning to teach with one of the programs affiliated with ESLIM.

To register for the classes, please send your name, contact number and the ESL program you are volunteering with to : [email protected]  You will receive a confirmation email from the ESLIM program administrator.

Teacher Training Sessions Announced for Winter/Spring 2018

ESLIM will be holding an abbreviated New Teacher Training session and a Returning Teacher Training session on January 20, 2018.

Please contact the ESLIM office at [email protected] for more details.

2018 Winter/Spring Class Schedule Announced

The 2018 Winter/Spring Class Schedule has been updated on the ESLIM website.  The registration dates as well as class start and end dates have been updated for the class locations throughout Northern VA and Washington DC.  The class schedule information can be found on our website at:  www.eslim.org/students/classes-schedules/.

Meet Connie Hauer, ESLIM’s New Program Administrator

ESLIM is delighted to introduce our new program administrator, Connie Hauer. She is already part of the ESLIM family, having taught advanced students at Centreville United Methodist Church for the last three semesters.Connie also teaches an intermediate ESL class at the Hogar Center in Manassas, and she has done freelance, one-on-one tutonring for clients including a journalist and an embassy employee. In preparation for all of these activities, she earned a TESOL certificate.

Previously Connie taught school for 34 years. And for three years, she and her husband coordinated volunteers for an overnight shelter that their church in Tennessee hosted once a week during the winter months.

Connie’s starting date was December 7. She and Dorothy Hettmann, our longtime program administrator, will overlap during a period of training and transition. Like Dorothy, Connie will work an average of 10 hours per week. We are blessed to have her on board, and I hope you will give her a warm welcome.