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.
Dear BEACON friend, In Beijing, Zhang was a high level manager at a financial company. Now residing in Manassas, she’s devoting time to learning English so she’ll be hired for a job in her field. “Studying English is my job now.” Lucia practiced law in Peru. “The justice system was corrupt. We have no good […]
Greetings! BEACON for Adult Literacy, like many Adult Education literacy organizations across the country, is undergoing change. The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) has shifted education (at all levels) to have a strong focus on job readiness skills and career pathways. While any change can be challenging, BEACON is approaching the future with optimism and […]
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. She came to the United […]