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


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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Tutoring - Spring 2015

Spanish 9am-4pm 9am-4pm 9am - 5pm 9am - 5pm10am - 2pm
German   10am-2pm   10am-2pm
Chinese 10am-1pm 10am-1pm 10am-1pm 10am-1pm,
Japanese 4pm-6pm 4pm-6pm 12pm-6pm 12pm-6pm  
Arabic 11pm-1pm 11am-12pm 11pm-1pm 11am-12pm 
French 12pm-3pm 11am-1pm 3pm-6pm 11am-1pm  
Korean 3pm-5pm   3pm-5pm   

To make an appointment:

Call: 703.323.3438
Or stop by the Language Center in CG 408

Cancellation Policy:

To cancel your appointment for any reason, please call 703.323.3438or stop by the Language Center 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. If you do not show up for an appointment without calling beforehand, you will not be able to make another appointment until the following semester.

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 reading and vocabulary exercises.

What will the Center not do?

Tutors will not proof read papers or do your homework 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 50-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 are late to an appointment more than once or 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.