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Language Services

NOVA's Workforce Development Division delivers customized language training and flexible program delivery.

Specialized Training That Delivers

The Northern Virginia region has one of the most diverse populations in the nation. Within a population of 2.6 million, more than 510 languages are spoken in our labor and customer markets, which present a range of workforce and customer challenges to business organizations in the region usefoundation.org). NOVA’s Workforce Development Division offers a compelling track record of successful employer-focused Language Services training and development through its American Culture and Language Institute.

Our business Languages Services go beyond generic language literacy to include a focus on the operational and cultural requirements of your specific business or industry. Through targeted employee needs assessment, our competitively priced ESL training is customized to reflect the special communications requirements and norms of your Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, or Construction business. We routinely create and deliver customized courses for a variety of local industries including communications, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, landscaping, manufacturing, retail and more. We also work regularly with regional, national, and international organizations. 

Our ESL courses are designed to address your employees’ specific needs which may include non-native language skill/content, pronunciation or other oral skills, business writing, customer service, job safety, workplace culture, cultural diversity and more.

Business Language Services clients include:

  • Wegmans
  • Ramada Inn
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Restaurant Depot
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Bahcesehir University
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Micron Corporation
  • RS Information Systems
  • HITT, Inc.
  • Social Security Admin
  • INOVA Hospital
  • Cascades Technologies
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Kettler Management
  • The College Board
  • Prince William Health Systems
  • Media Tech, Inc.
  • Flippo Construction
  • The Lessard Architectural Group
  • The Great Course (formally known as The Teaching Company)

To learn more, contact Language Services at 703.323.3281 or cimolinari@nvcc.edu.