Fall 2017 ESL/ESOL Classes around richmond:

English as a Second Language Programs in the Greater Richmond Area

Updated September, 2017

Information provided by: City Oasis and Capital Region Adult Education Programs.

 

EAST END:

Highland Springs Adult Education Center                 201 E Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs, VA 23075

Eastern Henrico day class meets Tuesday and Thursday 9:00-11:30am.  Evening class meets Monday and Wednesday 6:00-8:30pm.  $70 and $35 book fees, money order or cash only.  Bring 3-ring notebook, paper, pencils.  No childcare.  804-328-4095, henricoadulteducation.com                

 

Richmond Alternative School                                      119 West Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220

Classes offered by Richmond Public Schools. Richmond Alternative Fall 2017 classes run September 12 - December 14 on Tues and Thurs from 5:30pm-9pm. $50 for text book and registration. No children permitted. Classes follow school year schedule. Cash or money orders only.  804-780-8311, 804-780-4388

 

Varina Library                                                               1875 New Market Rd, Henrico, VA 23231

ESL Conversation Cafe. Must speak some English and be 16 years or older. Come anytime. Free program. No childcare. Meets 3rd Thursdays at 7pm, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, 2017. No cafe meetings in January and February.  804-501-1980

 

Walnut Grove Baptist Church                                      7046 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

ESL multi-level classes will start on Wednesday Sept. 13, 2017 and go through May, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., childcare provided. Ongoing registration. Fee for books. Citizenship classes offered on Wednesday Mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. also as needed. Contact Frank Antkievicz, franka2z@comcast.net 804-746-4696.

 

NORTHSIDE:

J. Sargent Reynolds Community College                   1651 Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

804-371-3000. jsr.vccs.edu

 

Mount Vernon Adult Education Center                      7850 Carousel Ln, Henrico, VA 23294

Western Henrico day classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesday and Thursdays 9am-11:30am or 12-2:30pm.  Evening classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesday and Thursdays 6-8:30pm. $70 and $35 book fees, money order or cash only.  Bring 3-ring notebook, paper, pencils.  No childcare.  804-527-4660, henricoadulteducation.com

 

River of Life Community Church                                 7700 Woodman Rd, Henrico, VA 23228

Conversation Cafe, Tuesdays from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Childcare provided. Contact to confirm. Beginner class starts Tuesday, September 12, 7 PM., office@rolccag.com, 804-266-6080

 

RICHMOND CITY:

Cary Street Workforce Center                                     203 East Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219

English for a Customer Service Certification Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm. (804) 780-6039

 

Tabernacle Baptist Church                                           1925 Grove Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

ESL program meets Sunday mornings 9:45-10:45am. Childcare available. Free classes. 804-355-0134 martywatkin@comcast.net, emilyrebekahball@gmail.com

 

SOUTHSIDE:

Bellemeade Community Center                                   1800 Lynhaven Ave, Richmond, VA 23224

Classes offered by Richmond Public Schools. Bellemeade Fall 2017 classes run September 13-December 14 on Tues and Thu from 9am-12pm. $50 for text book and registration. No children.  Classes follow school year schedule. Cash or money orders only.  804-780-8311, 804-646-8635

 

Beulah United Methodist Church                               6930 Hopkins Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23234

Day classes offered through Chesterfield County Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  $100 Classes meet September 6- December 13.  Eight levels of pre-literacy through high advanced.  NO CASH, only accept money orders and checks.  No childcare.  804-768-6140 ext. 1914, 804-275-2325 mychesterfieldschools.com/instruction/adult-continuing-education

 

Bon Air Baptist Church                                                2531 Buford Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23235

Monday (citizenship too) some transportation, childcare birth-5 years, registration and classes begin September 11, 9:30-11:30 am.  Tuesday classes, some transportation, childcare birth-5, registration and classes begin September 12, 10am-12pm. Wednesday classes, childcare all ages, registration and classes begin September 14, 6-7:15pm.  Free classes end in May. 804-272-1475, ESLMinistry@bonairbaptist.org

 

Broad Rock Library                                                       4820 Old Warwick Rd, Richmond, VA 23224

Classes offered by Richmond Public Schools. Broad Rock Library Fall 2017 classes run September 11- December 13 on Mon, Tues and Wed from 1:00pm-3:00pm. $50 for text book and registration. No children permitted. Classes follow school year schedule. Cash or money orders only.  804-780-8311, 804-646-8488

 

The Bridge CDC                                                           5900 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23224

English Classes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 – 8:30 pm. (804) 276-4628

 

Celebration Church                                                      5501 Midlothian Tpke, Richmond, VA 23225

804-675-4101, mario.triva@gmail.com

 

Centralia Presbyterian Church                                     4625 Centralia Rd, Chester, VA 23831

Multi-level classes meet Thursdays 9:30-11:45am. Ongoing registration and classes start September 14, 2017, childcare provided, book fee of up to $30. Contact 804-706-9200, annlynnfire@comcast.net

 

Chesterfield Career and Technical Center                 10101 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

Citizenship class Tuesdays 6-9pm. $75 includes book. Classes meet October 3-December 5, 2017.  NO CASH. No childcare. 804-768-6140. mychesterfieldschools.com/instruction/adult-continuing-education

 

John Tyler Community College                                    13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA 23831

                                                                                        800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23114

Call 804-706-5211 for Chester location. Call 804-594-1544 for Midlothian location. Visit website to see schedule for both locations at jtcc.edu

 

Meadowbrook High School                                          4901 Cogbill Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23234

ESL night Classes at Meadowbrook High School, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Register August 28-30, 5:30-7pm. No late registration. $100 Classes meet September 6-December 13. NO CASH, accept only money order or check. No Childcare. mychesterfieldschools.com/instruction/adult-continuing-education

 

Office of Multicultural Affairs                                       4100 Hull St Rd, Richmond, VA 23224

Classes offered by Richmond Public Schools. Office of Multicultural Affairs Fall 2017 classes run September 12-December 14 on Tues and Thurs from 5:00pm-8:00pm. $50 for text book and registration. No children permitted. Classes follow school year schedule. Cash or money orders only.  804-780-8311 or 804-646-0145

 

Ramsey Memorial United Methodist Church             5900 Hull St Rd, Richmond, VA 23224

ESL Tuesday and Thursday 6:30pm-8:30pm, multi-level, Fee of $40 new students, $20 returning. Childcare provided.  Register Sept. 19, 21, 26.  Classes begin Sept. 28, 2017.  804-276-4628, 804-433-5361, tpollard@bridgeamerica.org

 

Sacred Heart Center                                                     1400 Perry St, Richmond, VA 23224

ESL semester classes and more. Evening and morning classes Tuesday and Thursday.  Evening registration Sept. 5 & 7, 5:30-7pm.  Classes meet Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm, Sept. 12-Oct. 19, 2017.  $40 fee, no childcare.  Morning registration Sept. 12 & 14, 10am-11:30am.  Classes meet Tuesdays/Thursdays 10am-12pm, Sept. 19-Oct. 26, 2017. Childcare, $40 fee.  804-230-4399 ext. 3 or 1, christina_manikus@shcrichmond.org

 

Southside Nazarene Church                                        6851 Courthouse Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

ESL classes Tuesday night September 19 - May 22, 6:15 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Ongoing Tuesday registration begins August 29, 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., $50 fee includes books. Childcare birth to 4 years old available for students at additional fee of $5/month/child. Contact ESL.SNC@gmail.com, 804-437-4408 or 804-638-8118 (for Spanish)

 

Swift Creek Baptist Church                                          7511 N. Spring Run Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112

ESL classes Thursday night 6-8pm, $25 fee includes book.  Ongoing registration begins Thursday September 7, and classes begin Thursday September 14, 2017. Childcare. Thursday afternoon class. Contact 804-739-3001 davidapeat@gmail.com

 

Sycamore Presbyterian Church                                   510 Coalfield Rd, Midlothian, VA 23114

ESL Classes Tuesday all levels 9:30am-11:45, September-May, ongoing registration begins Tuesday September 12, 9:30am-12pm for classes starting September 19, 2017, book fee $30 most classes. Thursday conversation class 9:30am-11:00. Preschool childcare Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 804-794-0238, bscampbell222@gmail.com

 

Westover Hills Library                                                   1408 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond, VA 23225

Classes offered by Richmond Public Schools. Westover Hills Fall 2017 classes run September 11- December 13 on Mon and Wed from 10:15am-12:45pm. $50 for text book and registration. No children permitted. Classes follow school year schedule. Cash or money orders only. 804-780-8311 or 804-646-8833

 

WEST END:

Bon Air Baptist Church - Village Campus                  7250 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23229

Free ESL classes on Monday evenings, 6:30-7:30pm. Childcare is provided. Contact: Emily.Purdum@bonairbaptist.org or ESLMinistry@bonairbaptist.org

 

Commonwealth Catholic Charities                             1601 Rolling Hills Drive, Richmond, VA 23229

English Classes Monday – Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm. 804-285-5900

 

International Rescue Committee (IRC)                       8100 Three Chopt Rd, Suite 128, Richmond, VA 23229

English for a Customer Service Certification Class Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Citizenship Class Saturday 9:00 am-12:00 pm (once a week). 804-308-9144

 

Libby Mill Library                                                           2011 Libbie Lake East St, Henrico, VA 23230

ESL Conversation Cafe.  Must speak some English and be 16 years or older.  Free program. Come anytime. No childcare.  Meets 1st Tuesdays at 7pm, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11(2nd Tuesday), August 1, September 5, October 3, 2017. No meeting November or December.  804-501-1940

 

Monument Heights Baptist Church                             5716 Monument Ave, Richmond, VA 23226

ESL classes meet Tuesday 7-8:30pm September 12, 2017 - May. Registration starts Tuesday, September 5. Come early for any class to register. $10.  No pre-school childcare, but homework buddies for elementary and middle school children. ESL Conversation and Citizenship Prep classes Tuesdays 6:15-6:55 begin in October. Follows Henrico County school schedule. Contact Julia Killian 804-789-1283, office@monumentheights.org

 

Mount Vernon Baptist Church                                      11220 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059

804-270-6600, esl.mvbc@gmail.com

 

Regency Mall                                                                  1420 N. Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

English Conversation Clubs continue year round.  More advanced students meet at Staples Mill Rd Baptist Church. Beginners meet at Regency Mall. Both classes meet Monday nights 6:30pm.  No Childcare.  804-672-6811, richmondenglishclub@icloud.com

 

Second Baptist Church                                                 9614 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

ESL Classes Monday night 7-9pm through school year.  Ongoing registration Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., following Mondays at 6:45 p.m. $20 fee. Classes start September 18, in Education Building. Childcare provided. pdimowski@secondbaptistrva.org, 804-740-7101, info@secondbaptistrva.org

 

Staples Mill Rd Baptist Church                                     10101 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

English Conversation Clubs continue year round. More advanced students meet at Staples Mill Rd Baptist Church. Beginners meet at Regency Mall. Both classes meet Monday nights 6:30pm. No Childcare. 804-672-6811, richmondenglishclub@icloud.com

 

Third Church RVA                                                          600 Forest Ave, Henrico, VA 23229

Classes meet Wednesday evenings, 6:45 to 7:45 pm, beginner and intermediate. Intermediate focuses on English in the workplace. Class focuses on Arabic speakers, but all are welcome. No cost. Childcare provided. Contact Don Smith, 804-514-9857, owlorchardva@gmail.com

 

Tuckahoe Library                                                           1901 Starling Dr, Henrico, VA 23229

ESL Conversation Cafe. Must speak some English and be 16 years or older. Free program. Come anytime. No childcare. Meets 2nd Wednesdays at 7pm, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 2017. No café meetings in July and August.  804-501-1910

 

West End Assembly of God                                          401 N. Parham Rd, Henrico, VA 23229

ESL classes Fridays 6:00pm-7:30pm, September 8–November 17, 2017. Classes resume in January. $25 fee, childcare provided. Contact Vicky Tobey 804-774-4290 or vicky@weag.org

 

West End Presbyterian Church                                    9008 Quioccosan Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

Community ESL School English Classes Tuesday nights 6:30pm-8:30pm and Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30. $25 fee.  Childcare. Ongoing registration begins Tuesday, September 19th at 6:30pm and Wednesday, September 20th at 9:30am. Classes begin Tuesday, September 26th and Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Contact Sarah Doerfler, sarahesl@wep.org, 804-741-6562 ext. 24, or Jenna Wheeler, jenna@gogfm.org 804-404-3916 for morning class.

 

ONLINE:

Language Line - www.Languageline.com  

Distance Education

Chesterfield County year round, online, training and technical support. $50 textbook, NO CASH. Headphones included. All levels. Limited seating. Register Oct. 18 and 25, 2017 at Beulah United Methodist Church from 10-10:30 a.m. or Meadowbrook High School from 6-6:30 p.m. Contact Cat Dillingham. No childcare.  804-768-6140 ext. 1914           

 

COUNTY PROGRAMS:

Chesterfield County Adult ESOL                                 9900 Krause Rd, Chesterfield, VA 23832

See entries for Beulah United Methodist Church, Meadowbrook High School, Chesterfield Career and Tech Center, and Distance Education.  804-768-6140 ext. 1914

 

Henrico County Adult Learning Center                       201 E. Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs, VA 23075

See entries for Mount Vernon Adult Education Center–Western Henrico, and Highland Springs Adult Education Center–Eastern Henrico.  804-527-4660, 804-328-4095

 

Richmond Public Schools

ESOL Adult Career Development Center                    119 West Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220

See entries above for Office of Multicultural Affairs, Richmond Alternative School, Bellemeade Community Center, Westover Hills Library, and Broad Rock Library.  804-780-8311