Be a Learner

Our Programs

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.

Conversation Classes

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 basic English reading and writing skills, and your goal is to improve your skills, you should enroll in the ESL Class. Before you do, you must complete an assessment that measures your English language skills. The assessment is conducted in our offices and is about 3-hours long. There is a $100 charge for the assessment.

How to enroll

Step 1:
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).
Step 2:
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.
Step 3:
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.
Step 4:
Once you are enrolled in a LVA-PW class, we will send you all the study materials required. This includes the Zoom links.
Step 5:
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 Fall Session 2022: 
September 12 - December 9th
Conversation Classes (In-Person)
Starting 10/24, Monday Afternoon:12:30 PM-2:00 PM; Chinn Park Library 
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 AM; 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

Citizenship
Monday Evenings: 6:30 PM - 8:30 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.