English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes help non-native English speakers advance their conversational skills and learn more about American culture.

We offer classes in McLean and Herndon. We offer six levels of classes, and match each student’s skill level to a class. Read about our class details below.

New and returning students, please register before September 6.


ESOL Class Details


Justin Gentry
Pastoral Intern
[email protected]


1545 Dranesville Road,
Herndon, VA 20170
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McLean Presbyterian Church
1020 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101
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Our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes help non-native English speakers improve and advance their language skills. Some of our students know little or no English; others have studied English in their home country. Many can read and write English but need practice in English conversation. We try to meet the needs of students at all levels.

Instruction includes grammar, pronunciation, reading, and American culture and customs. Part of the reading material and discussions of holidays and traditions may include Christian teaching. 

Class Times & Dates

This year, we are offering ESOL classes in McLean and in Herndon:

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McLean Classes:
  • Place: McLean Presbyterian Church (1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101)
    Students should enter through the double doors on the left front of the church building. Classes are held downstairs.
  • Time: Wednesday mornings (Waitlist), 9:30-11:45am OR Thursday evenings, 7-9pm
Herndon Class:
  • Place: Capital Presbyterian Herndon (1545 Dranesville Road, Herndon, VA 20170)
  • Time: Thursday evenings, 7:30-9pm

Class Dates: Classes will begin on September 13 (Wednesday) and September 14 (Thursday) and continue weekly through May. Childcare is available for the Wednesday morning class only. Note: Our ESOL class schedule follows the Fairfax Public Schools calendar .

For new students: New students for the Wednesday morning class at McLean must come to McLean Presbyterian Church at 9:30am on September 6 for verbal testing and placement.

Registration Fee: There is a registration fee of $50, which will cover the cost of the course and includes all teaching materials.



Volunteer with ESOL

Help international friends in our community to grow confidently in their English-speaking abilities by serving as a:

  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Conversation Partner
  • Hospitality Team member

No formal training is required — just a willingness to meet with and pray for your students, and help them to take a step forward in their English abilities. New teachers will work alongside experienced instructors.

To serve at McLean or Herndon classes, email Justin Gentry

Register for ESOL Classes

Improve your English-speaking ability and grow confidence in conversation!