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American Culture and Language Institute

Welcome to the American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) on the Alexandria Campus.
The Alexandria Campus ACLI offers a large comprehensive Intensive English Program (IEP), with classes at both the Alexandria Campus and NOVA’s Arlington Center, near the Ballston Metro.

We also offer a full program of Core Skills ESL classes and some ESL Specialty Courses on campus and at Wakefield High School in Arlington. The Alexandria Campus ACLI can customize ESL courses for your workplace needs.

Helpful Videos for ACLI Students:

Activate your NOVA account Check your schedule online
How to check grades online Update records from non-credit to credit

Contact Information

Phone: 703.845.6329
Fax: 703.845.6083

For information about courses or registration, please call 703.845.6329 or send an email to

For teaching opportunities, please send an email to chatch@nvcc.edu.

To obtain a student visa or I-20, contact the Office of International Student Services at 703.323.3423.

Hours of Operations

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30AM - 7:00PM

Alexandria Campus
Bisdorf Building Room AA 230
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311


Summer 2015
ESL Registration starts April 27.

Learn More

To learn about NOVA’s ACLI, click below.

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To learn about NOVA’s other ESL program, College ESL, click below.

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