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.
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

Tutoring at the Annandale ESL Center

The ESL Center offers academic assistance to ESL students who would like to improve their language skills in English via one-on-one tutoring appointments. Only ESL students who are taking classes on the Annandale Campus can receive our academic support services.

Individual tutoring in the ESL Center is available by appointment and walk-in hours. Appointments should be made two to three days in advance.

For Faculty

Download the Tutor Referral Form

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

To schedule an appointment:
Call: 703.323.3438
Come by our office located at CG 408.

What can I see a tutor about?

We are able to cover a wide-range of topics during a tutorial. Grammar is one area many students need a little extra help with and is often the focus of many tutorials. However, that is not all we offer. For those students wishing to practice speaking; conversation tutorials are also available as well as basic paragraph and paper structure, reading and descriptive exercises.

What will the Center not do?

Tutors will not proofread or write your papers for you.

What do we expect of you?

We ask that all students arrive on time for their appointments with any questions they may have. Each student may have one 30-minute appointment each week for free. Please be aware that if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, your tutor may be reassigned to help another student. We usually have more students that need appointments, than tutors available so please try to keep your appointments and be on time. Please note, if you do not follow the cancellation policy listed below, you will not be eligible for tutoring again that semester.

What should I bring with me?

We ask that each student come prepared with an idea of which area they wish to cover as well as any work materials you know you will need. While we have some materials at the Center, we may not have the specific book your teacher uses, so please try to bring your books along.

Cancellation policy:

To cancel your appointment for any reason, please call 703.323.3438 at least three hours in advance of your appointed time. If no one is available, leave a message so that your call time can be noted.