Fall Term 2023 English Classes will start September 12, 13, and 14. Online Registration will open on August 1, 2023

Online Registration for Fall Term 2023 English Classes is open.

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New students will need to take a Placement Test at Reston Bible Church on August 29 at 7:00 p.m., August 30 at 9:30 a.m., or September 5 at 7:00 p.m. Fall Term 2023 English Classes will start September 12, 13, and 14. If you have issues with the online registration or have any questions, please email esl@restonbible.org.


English classes on Tuesday nights 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday mornings 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings (Speaking Class) 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No English to Advanced level English classes. Free childcare for 3 years – 10 years on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Free childcare on Wednesday mornings for 2 years – 5 years.

Social events are organized throughout the year, such as: Welcome Event, Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas, Easter, Certificate Ceremony, International Potluck etc.

Registration for Fall and Spring classes are held twice a year, in August and in January. Classes run from mid-September through mid-May, During registration, students complete a placement test to determine class level. A small registration fee of $40 plus additional fees for textbooks.


We are committed to creating a place where internationals are welcomed and cared for. We seek to provide not only quality English teaching but also opportunities to experience true Christian community. Friendships are nurtured, needs are met, and students are challenged to progress in their journey towards a relationship with Christ.


International Connection began in 1990 as a tutoring program with two teachers and just a few students. As more internationals moved into the Reston/Herndon community, the tutoring program expanded into small classes. In September 1998, the program was given the name International Connection and the classes moved to the main campus of Reston Bible Church. Since then, the program has expanded to include eight classes of adult English instruction, four on Tuesday nights and four on Wednesday morning.


Nearly 100 internationals from 25 different countries around the world — and speaking 14 different languages — enroll in our English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Many students come from countries that are closed to the Gospel. While living in the U.S., they are eager not only to learn English, but also American culture and explore Christianity.


If you have interest in serving the local international community and want to make a lasting difference in their lives, please consider teaching English as a second language with International Connection. Curriculum, training and even encouragement are provided! Email Kim Satterfield at esl@restonbible.org for more details.

Volunteer Opportunities available: Teacher (in-person or online), Teaching Assistant, Conversation Partner (one-on-one or small group) and Hospitality/Social Events

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For some basic level literacy lessons on video, you can check out our International Connection YouTube playlist.