In years past, LVA-PW’s curriculum – classes available to Learners - was broad in scope. Due to Covid, we have suspended some of these classes temporarily. These classes will be re-introduced to our program menu soon. Check back here often for updates. For now, there are two classes available to Learners.
If you are just starting out to learn and understand English, our Conversation Class is a great place to begin. These classes will introduce you to the English language through day-to-day, “conversational” discussions. After you have come to better understand English in these classes, you will be ready to advance to the ESL classes detailed next. Conversation classes are available to our Learners at no cost.
ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)
If you already have some English language skills and your goal is to improve these skills, you should enroll in the ESL Class. Before you do, you must complete an assessment that measures your English language skills first. The assessment is conducted in our offices and is about 3-hours long.
There is a one-time charge of $100 to participate in our ESL classes. Once you are enrolled and have paid your $100 fee, however, there is no limit to the number of ESL classes you can attend. We are here to teach you for as long as you need instruction.
How to enroll
Call our office at 703-670-5702 to discuss what you hope to achieve at Literacy Volunteers of America – PW. Our staff will guide you through the process and collect some basic applicant information (name, address, email, phone).
If you are enrolling in the ESL program or any other program besides the Conversation Classes, you will be scheduled for an assessment. The assessment will evaluate your literacy skill level in reading and writing English. You will be asked to fill out an application as part of your assessment. You also will be required to pay a $100 program fee. Assessments are about 3 hours long and are only available Mondays through Fridays at our facility in Dale City: 4326 Dale Blvd., #6, Woodbridge, VA 22193.
Your assessment will be evaluated by our staff. If your assessment shows that you can actively participate in and understand an ESL instructional class, you will be registered for a class (see schedule above for class schedules). You may choose the class that best fits your schedule.
Should your assessment show that you are unable to understand the instruction offered in an ESL class, we can enroll you in a Conversation Class. In time, after participating in a few Conversation classes, you will be ready for an ESL class. You will not have to pay an additional $100 fee even if you are re-assessed.
Once you are enrolled in a LVA-PW class, we will send you all the study materials required. This includes the Zoom links.
ENJOY your learning experience with Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William. It may be your first step to realizing a prosperous and rewarding life in the very communities in which you live.
Class Schedule Summer Session: July 11 - August 19
Conversation Classes (In-Person) Wednesday Morning: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM; Chinn Park Library Wednesday Evening: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM; Chinn Park Library Friday Afternoon: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM; Potomac Library Conversation Classes (On-Line) Monday Evening: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM; Zoom link will be provided Friday Morning: 10:00 AM-11:30 PM; Zoom link will be provided ESL Classes (In-Person) Monday Morning: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM; LVA-PW Office ESL Classes (On-Line) Tuesday and Thursday Morning: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM; Zoom link will be provided Tuesday and Thursday Evening: 6:30-8:00 PM; Zoom link will be provided Wednesday Evening: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM; Zoom link will be provided Locations Chinn Park Library: 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192 Potomac Library: 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, VA 22191 LVA-PW: 4326 Dale Blvd., Suite 6, Woodbridge, VA 22193 For more information call LVA-PW at 703-670-5702
Other Classes Available Soon
LVA-PW will soon add additional classes to its curriculum. For the types of classes we will be offering in the future, Read More.