ESL – English as a Second Language

Cornerstones offers free ESL courses designed to help students improve their English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Our volunteer teachers follow a recognized curriculum and our flexible classes allow students to choose whether to come one or two nights per week.

Our curriculum provides English instruction within the context of learning about life skills and American culture. Our curricular themes include health and nutrition, and civics and community. The program strives to create a feeling of community within the classroom, where students from diverse backgrounds can work together in a supportive learning environment.

About Our Classes

  • FREE
  • Open to all adults age 18 and older
  • Free learning materials
  • No residency restrictions
  • Offered year-round
  • Offered at two levels: basic and conversational
  • Include a free dinner provided by our volunteers

Location & Time

All ESL classes are held at:

Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center (HNRC)
1086 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 20170-3803
Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm

How to register

Registration is required.

Students may register by visiting the HNRC, or by contacting Minnie Orozco, Program Manager, Urgent Needs and Life Skills, 571-323-1410.

Additional Classes

Additional classes are offered by two of our partners:

Questions about our ESL classes? Contact Minnie Orozco, Program Manager, Urgent Needs and Life Skills, 571-323-1410