English Language Class Options near FSI
A transition to the United States may be difficult if you do not speak the language. For spouses/partners who want to learn and/or improve their English language skills, the Overseas Briefing Center has identified the following programs near the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA.
- Arlington Public Libraries: English Conversation Class - Drop-in English conversation class for non-native speakers. All are welcome. Classes are free.
- Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP), Arlington, Virginia - Intensive English for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Multiple locations and Schedules. Fees apply. Discount applied for those who live or work in Arlington. Also available: TOEFL preparation for advanced students and drop-in classes for beginners.
- NorthStar Network of Churches: ESL Programs
- Fairfax County Public Schools - Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (Fees apply)
- English Class Locations in Fairfax County - Provides a calendar of English learning events sponsored by the Fairfax County Library
- ESLIM (English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries) - Provides a number of programs in Northern Virginia. Fees apply.
- Georgetown University - Continuing Studies English Program, Center for Language Education and Development, Special Programs
- Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)
- Northern Virginia Regional Literacy Coordinating Committee - provides a listing of ESL and Adult Education providers for Northern Virginia
- Literacy Council of Northern Virginia - Tuition and tuition-free courses
- DC Metro English as a Second Language Club
- InLingua - School in Rosslyn (Arlington, VA) and locations in Washington, DC
Online Options / APPs
- Department of State American English - A website and mobile app for teachers and learners of American English as a Foreign Language
- Lanternfish - Resources with printable handouts for kids (and adults!)
- Activities for ESL Students
- ESL Cyber Listening Lab
- Dave's ESL Cafe
- Mango - Free with an Arlington Public Library card
- DuoLingo - Free