We offer all levels of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), from pre-literate to advanced. We also offer a range of other classes, from Pre-CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) to Citizenship.
Since 1992 BEACON, a non-profit organization based in Bristow, Virginia, has been helping individuals to build English literacy skills that improve their lives and helps their communities.
Our students not only become more fluent readers and writers of English, they also grow in their understanding of how to better care for themselves and their families as well as their understanding of American culture.
September 30, 2016 Dear BEACON friend: “I can’t believe I did it, when I came here I didn’t have any education; this is what is beautiful about America, I am doing many things now, I have a good job, and I can get an education”. Maria is BEACON’s latest inductee into US Citizenship. […]
Sister Dolores Dean moved from St. Joseph Monastery in Pennsylvania in 2013 to join the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia. The very next year she started teaching an ESOL class for BEACON. We caught up with her to ask her about her BEACON teaching experiences: