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ESL Graduates Celebrate at the Reston Hospital Center

July 15, 2008

Reston Hospital spring ESL classes graduates and hospital administrators. First from the right: Kathy Ferguson (AN), CE ESL faculty and workplace trainer, CEWD. Second from the right: Johnny Colon, Environmental Services Department supervisor. Back row third from the left: Tonia Rodgers (AN), CE ESL program coordinator, CEWD.

The Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) departments on all NOVA campuses deliver practical workplace English as a Second Language (ESL) training classes at different businesses throughout the area.

The Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) departments on all NOVA campuses deliver practical workplace English as a Second Language (ESL) training classes at different businesses throughout the area.

The Annandale Campus CEWD has a long-standing relationship with the Reston Hospital Center, having offered classes there for the last six years. Reston Hospital Center has an excellent tuition assistance program and is dedicated to continuous professional development of its employees. NOVA CEWD is delighted to be a part of this partnership. The ESL program there recently expanded to offer two different classes based on each employee's familiarity with English. The primary goal of the program is to integrate the study of English with the hospital's organizational needs.

On June 9, Reston Hospital Center employees celebrated their graduation from ESL classes. Employees talked about their classes and presented skits that showcased their growing English skills. The program combines the study of English grammar, vocabulary and customer service skills.

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