Events & Trainings


Annual Recognition Ceremony 2023

Join us for an evening celebrating the incredible work of English Empowerment Center learners, community partners, volunteers, and instructors! Hear the powerful stories of our learners on the theme "Learning English Changed My Life." 

When: June 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Where: James Lee Community Center (Theater)
2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042


BEST Plus 2.0 Training

There are no trainings planned at the moment, please check back in at a later date!

Participants must participate in both sessions to be fully certified. Registration is required. Contact

Learn more about BEST Plus 2.0!


Adult ESOL Instructor Training

This 2-part training will equip you with the principles, strategies and tools you need to teach beginning-level English to adults of immigrant or refugee background. Click here to find out more.

Next Training:

Part 1 (in-person): Saturday, May 6, 9:30AM-12:30PM at the James Lee Community Center
Part 2 (virtual): Thursday, May 18, 6:00PM-9:00PM on Zoom

 Contact for more information.

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English Empowerment Center 101

In this 1-hour session, learn about the English Empowerment Center’s mission and history, and how you can help create a more equitable and literate Northern Virginia! To register or learn more, contact Amy Tristan, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at