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ESLIM Teacher Training Programs – Fall 2016

FALL 2016 ESLIM TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS
NEW TEACHER TRAINING

ESLIM will offer two New Teacher training classes for Fall 2016.
The first class will be held Saturday, August 27, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, at Dulin United Methodist Church, 513 E. Broad St, Falls Church VA 22406.

The second class will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr, Ashburn VA 20147.

These workshops are primarily intended for new ESL teachers, but experienced ESL teachers who have not yet taken this training will benefit from it as well.

Lunch will be provided.

RETURNING TEACHER TRAINING
Refresh and Renew Teacher Training will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016. The training will be held from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 43987 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly VA 20152.

To register for any of the training sessions, please send your name, email address, the church ESL program that you are volunteering with and phone number to:

[email protected]

You will receive a confirmation email as well as further details for the training class.

Summer 2016 English Classes

A summer session will be held at Ekklesia USA’s Reston Language Center at 1179 N. Shore Drive in Reston.  The session will start on Monday evening, July 11 (7:30 – 9:30 pm) and will meet on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings (9:30 – 11:30 am) through Saturday, July 23.

Registration is on Monday, July 11 (7:30 pm-9:30 pm) and the cost is $15 for the four classes.

Classes are open to all adults (18 years and older) from all countries and faiths.

Childcare is not available during the classes.

For more information,

Call the church office (703)464-5877 or send email to [email protected]

Summer Classes are also being held at Foundry United Methodist Church at

1500 16th Street in Washington DC.  Classes are meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:45 pm- 8:45pm) from now until August 2.  Classes started in May, however, there is open registration every Tuesday and Thursday evening before the class.  There is no charge for

the classes at Foundry UMC.   Sorry, no childcare is available.

For more information, please send an email to [email protected].

WINTER/SPRING 2016 CLASS SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED

The schedules for our Winter/Spring English classes have been announced.  Our ESLIM programs will be offering classes at more than a dozen locations throughout Northern Virginia and in the District of Columbia— with classes offered every day of the week.  Most classes are offered in the evenings, but day classes are available at programs in Centreville, Falls Church, and Springfield.  Childcare is available at some locations.

The full class schedule is available here.

GOOD SHEPHERD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN WOODBRIDGE APPLIES TO JOIN ESLIM

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, Virginia has applied to join ESLIM. Our new membership team has visited their site and met with their leadership, found their programs and facilities to be good, and will enthusiastically recommend their admission to the ESLIM Board. Pending the Spring 2016 ESLIM Board meeting, Good Shepherd UMC will participate in ESLIM as an affiliate member.
Locations, registrations, and class schedules for Good Shepherd UMC have been added to our website.

RETURNING TEACHER TRAINING – WINTER 2016 SESSION

Refresh and Renew Teacher Training will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2016.  The training will be held from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church (5114 Twinbrook Road) in Fairfax.

In each training session our instructor, Lauren Lang, consistently provides useful teaching tips and exercises that can be used in all classes.  This training session will focus on pronunciation.

To register for this training session, please send your name, email address, the church ESL program that you are volunteering with and phone number to:

[email protected]

You will receive a confirmation email as well as further details for the training class.

Pleasant Valley UMC, Ekklesia USA, and Foundry UMC Join ESLIM

At the November 1, 2015 meeting of the ESLIM Board of Directors, the Board unanimously voted to accept Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C., Ekklesia USA in Reston, Virginia, and Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Chantilly, Virginia as new members of the ESLIM coalition. We now offer classes in 18 locations in northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, with classes being held every day of the week except Sunday.

Sean Devolites (Pleasant Valley UMC), Amanda Sheldon (Foundry UMC), and Graciela Vasquez (Ekklesia USA) were elected to the Board of Directors as representatives of their church programs — and immediately contributed valuable insights and questions to the Board’s discussions.  We are delighted to welcome our newest members of ESLIM!

Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington DC to Join ESLIM

Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. has applied to join ESLIM. Our new membership team has visited Foundry’s site and with their program’s leadership, found their programs and facilities to be excellent, and will enthusiastically recommend their admission to the ESLIM Board. Pending the Fall 2015 Board meeting, Foundry UMC will participate in ESLIM as an associate member.

Foundry UMC, which is located at 1500 16th Street, NW in Washington, has long offered ESL programs, originally as “survival” English lessons at the day laborer site at 15th and P Streets, NW in the District. Foundry offers three sessions of English classes each year, Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. Foundry does not charge any fee for students to participate in its English classes.

We are delighted to welcome Foundry UMC to ESLIM.

Pleasant Valley UMC in Chantilly and Ekklesia USA in Reston to Join ESLIM

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Chantilly and Ekklesia USA have applied to join ESLIM. Our new membership team has visited both sites and met with their leadership, found their programs and facilities to be outstanding, and will enthusiastically recommend their admission to the ESLIM Board. Pending the Fall 2015 Board meeting, Pleasant Valley and Ekklesia will participate in ESLIM as associate members.
Locations, registrations, and class schedules for Pleasant Valley and Ekklesia have been added to our website.
Pleasant Valley UMC will be using their newly acquired Community Outreach Center to hold classes for their new ESL Program.  The outreach center is located about 2 miles down the road from the Pleasant Valley UMC church building.  The Community Outreach Center’s address is 25350 Poland Road in Chantilly.  Pleasant Valley UMC will also be holding a third registration at their Fall Festival and Car Show on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The festival will be held at their Church building location at 43987 John Mosby Highway in Chantilly.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

All of our ESL programs are planning for the Fall 2015 semester.  If you would like to volunteer as a teacher or teacher assistant with one of our programs, please submit a volunteer application and someone will contact you regarding volunteer opportunities.   All volunteers will be provided with free training in ESL teaching.

Fall 2015 English Class Schedules Announced

The schedules for our Fall 2015 English classes have been announced.  Our ESLIM programs will be offering classes at more than a dozen locations throughout Northern Virginia and in the District of Columbia— with classes offered every day of the week except Sundays.  Most classes are offered in the evenings, but day classes are available at programs in Centreville, Falls Church, and Springfield.  Childcare is available at some locations.

The full class schedule is available here.