About the ESL Center

The English as a Second Language Center is an academic support center on NOVA's Annandale Campus. Our goal is to provide additional academic assistance to both credit and continuing education ESL students who are enrolled at the Annandale Campus.


Spring 2015
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Summer 2015
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday CLOSED

January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) CLOSED
March 9 - 15 (Spring Break) CLOSED
June 4 (staff training day) CLOSED
June 12 (staff training day) CLOSED

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CG 408 Godwin Building
Annandale Campus


Brian Adler, Center Supervisor

Welcome to the ESL Center

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Tutoring hours are as follows: Monday to Thursday 9am to 6pm and Friday 10am to 2pm. Tutors are available for walk-in hours when they have late cancellations or no scheduled appointments. ESL students are encouraged to make their tutoring appointments at least two days prior to the desired date of tutoring.

The ESL Center boasts of a diverse group of experienced ESL tutors. Our mission is to provide other venues for the learning of English outside the classroom. Over time, ESL students who frequent the Center show significant improvement on their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. However, editing and proofreading of academic papers are not permitted.

How Can We Help?

Request an Orientation:

Faculty interested in having their students get to know the center can request an orientation. A member of our staff will discuss our mission, goals, services, expectations for a tutoring session, and much more! Please fill out our online request form.

The ESL Center offers:

  • Specialized ESL software to help students improve their listening, speaking, reading, writing and pronunciation skills.
  • One-on-one tutorial services of one hour per week per student. The ESL Center has a pool of dedicated student tutors who are ready and able to work with a diverse student population.
  • Workshops and Conversation Groups that can give students a chance to practice what they have learned in class. Conversation groups allow students to converse with other students in English about high-interest and relevant topics to students today.