Adults: New Neighbors

To ensure that our students could learn in the safest environment, New Neighbors will be offering English classes on a virtual platform for the Sprint 2022 semester. Please see below for more information.

The New Neighbors English Language Learner (ELL) program offers English classes and services to immigrants and refugees from around the world who have settled in Alexandria and the Northern Virginia area. With a mission of helping families become self-sufficient, the program provides a safe place where people from many cultures can build friendships and become participating members of our community while learning English.

New Neighbors is a two semester, academic year program that includes:

  • Ten levels of adult English classes taught with a structured curriculum utilizing a rich selection of teaching materials
  • Child care during classes for infants through four-year-olds that stresses early literacy and developmentally-appropriate activities
  • Family literacy projects for parents and children to encourage speaking and reading in English at home
  • Guest speakers who provide information on jobs, housing, computer courses, and legal services
  • Field trips and referrals to important community resources

On average, 75-80 percent of students demonstrate enough progress to advance to the next level of instruction at the end of each academic year.  Students report high satisfaction with the classes and enjoy being part of a caring, multicultural community.

Please watch our Welcome to New Neighbors video!

Hours & Location

The New Neighbors schedule is outlined below, to register please click here.

Please click here for more information on our Spring 2022 Semester.

Register online here.

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Featured in the Alexandria Gazette: “Working Toward English Literacy in Alexandria,” December 5, 2014.  View the article here.


For more information, please contact:

Ashley Garcia, Program Coordinator

(703) 414-9641

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