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Training Opportunities

New and Returning Teachers

On an annual basis, ESLIM offers half-day or full-day training sessions for new or relatively inexperienced ESL teachers in person or online. These workshops are typically offered in late August and/or early September. These classes are taught by ESL professionals who have extensive experience in training ESL teachers (as well as in teaching ESL classes). Periodically, ESLIM also offers “Refresh and Renew” training to returning ESL teachers who want to upgrade and refine their teaching skills. Please see our News pages and our Facebook page for specific dates for training courses.

Meet Lauren Lang. Often, our classes for new and experienced teachers are taught by Lauren Evans Lang. Lauren has taught adult ESOL students in a privately funded family literacy program in Loudoun County and has conducted workshops around the state for adult ESOL teachers through the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center. Lauren has been teaching adult English language learners for more than 15 years and has been a teacher for more than 20 years. She has held positions in the adult ESOL program of Fairfax County Public Schools, as a Reading Specialist with Loudoun County Public Schools, and as a Specific Learning Disabilities Specialist with Chesterfield County Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Specific Learning Disabilities from Ohio State University and a Master’s in teaching reading from Virginia Commonwealth University.Lauren ESL Trainer


ESLIM Volunteers: There is no cost to volunteers who are part of the ESLIM network. Also, ESLIM volunteers will be given priority registration.

Outside ESLIM: Attendees from other programs will be admitted if space is available for a fee of $75/person per session.

Eligibility for Volunteer Training

New volunteers must submit our online application form before being registered for training. Please visit our New Volunteer page for details on how you can help ESLIM.

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