Course Offerings

Registration (including oral and/or written English proficiency tests) required for all courses.

Beginning-level English Classes

LCNV’s Beginning-level English classes teach the foundational skills adult English language learners need to learn to speak, understand, read, and write English. Offered at several locations throughout the region, classes are held at least twice a week for two hour class sessions at three academic levels.

Family Learning Program

LCNV’s Family Learning Program provides English language instruction classes for parents or caregivers, empowering them to be their child’s first teacher and engage in their children’s education. Children participate in reading and writing activities and receive guidance with their homework. Twice a month, children join the adult class for shared literacy activities.

Skills-based Classes

Skills-based courses delve deeper than LCNV Beginning-Level English classes, giving learners the option of focusing exclusively on the specific skills to expand competencies. Designed to bridge the transition to adult education and vocational opportunities beyond LCNV, Skills-based courses feature shorter sessions and more intensive instruction.

Destination Workforce®

Destination Workforce® delivers career-specific language and literacy training to English language learners at the lowest literacy levels in Northern Virginia. The program teaches adults basic skills in language and literacy to improve their employability and empower them to participate more fully and confidently in the workplace. Some Destination Workforce® classes include industry credentialing, contact LCNV for more information.

Please contact the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia at (703) 237-0866 or info@englishempowermentcenter.org for more information.