About the Language Center

The Language Center assists students studying foreign languages at NOVA Annandale by providing them with resources and technology to improve their listening and speaking skills in the language(s) being studied.


Spring 2015
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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


CG 408 Godwin Building
Annandale Campus


Language Center Desk - best number to call for appointments!

Brian Adler, World Language Center Supervisor
Office: CG 413-C


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Who Are the Language Center Staff?

Brian Adler

Brian AdlerHi, my name is Brian and I supervise the Language Center. I encourage students to learn more about what the language center has to offer by paying us a visit and meeting some of the tutors. We are here to help and have a lot of resources to aid you with improving your language abilities. Please take advantage of our resources and ask us any questions you might have.

Virginia Oman

Virginia OmanMy name is Virginia Oman. I am a native Spanish speaker who enjoys foreign languages. I have lived in many foreign lands and I am very interested in other cultures. I am currently studying at NOVA and want a career as an interpreter. I greatly enjoy teaching Spanish and sharing my knowledge about Spanish culture. As a tutor, I look forward to helping students excel in their understanding and use of the Spanish language.

Hyojin Shin

Hyojin ShinHello, everyone. My name is Hyojin Shin, a lab assistant at the language center. Since I was an international student, I often come here to ask the tutors for help and use a variety of software programs. The tutors and the programs are really helpful for me, so I strongly recommend you come here and take advantage of the resources as much as you can. If you have any questions, please let me know. I am more than happy to help you. I hope you have a great semester and see you all at the language center soon.

Alia Ali

Alia AliHi everybody, My name is Alia Ali. I am an Arabic tutor and I am interested in meeting people from different countries and cultures. Arabic is my mother tongue, so you are more than welcome to ask for help and I am happy to help you! I recommend you come the language center if you are struggling and need help with Arabic, the place where tutors and staff are so friendly and very helpful!

Kevin Phannareth

Alia AliHello everyone! I'm Kevin Phannareth, the Japanese tutor at the Language Center. I am currently studying at NOVA as a Linguistics major, with Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese in my repertoire. I've been studying Japanese since the second grade and have been teaching Japanese since my freshman year of high school. With my experience, I hope to aid those in need of Japanese tutoring, and possibly other languages someday. If you need anything please ask or make an appointment with me at the Language Center. Have fun, stay well, eat fruit!

Lia Cheon

Alia AliHi, my name is Lia Cheon. I am a Korean tutor as well as a lab assistant at the Language Center, who enjoys working with people from different countries. As I'm learning other languages, I learned it is very helpful having someone to practice with and to get help from. At this Language Center, you will benefit from having nice and friendly tutors, who will assist and improve your language skills. Please take advantage of us and also the useful learning materials to take you to the next level. We will be here to provide any help. Thank you.

Nora Elshiekh

Alia AliHey everyone, My name is Nora Elshiekh. I am from Egypt, but I was born and raised in America for my childhood and middle school years. I love to eat (a lot) but I am also into fitness and health so you might see me at the gym all the time or eating all the time. I love to laugh and talk. That is my thing. I want to double major in psychology and athletic training. I love reading and learning new things. I want to be successful and have the power and knowledge to help others all around this world. That is enough talking... for now... Hope to see you soon at the ESL Center!

May Kim

Alia AliHello! My name is May, an assistant at NOVA Annandale Foreign Language Center. Learning a foreign language is not easy, but the Foreign Language Center will help you in many ways. Please come by or call to make a tutoring appointment. We have an excellent tutoring team. Also, we have very good resources which will help you in different areas, such as pronunciation, grammar, writing, etc. If you have any questions while you are at the Foreign Language Center, please do not hesitate to come and ask me. I am excited to see all of you here.

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