Online Registration for Fall Term English classes opens on August 8, 2022. Please register using the button below.

Online ESL Registration

In-person registration and New Student Placement Tests will take place on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, from 7:00p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, September 7, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. For more information about our Fall sessions, please contact Kim Satterfield at


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. The classes are divided by comprehension level – Literacy, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. International Connection offers free childcare and a Homework Club that provides tutoring for the grade-school children of our evening students.


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.


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.


Registration for Fall and Spring classes are held twice a year, in September and in January. Classes run from mid-September through mid-May, Tuesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. or Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  During registration, students complete a placement test to determine class level. A small registration fee of $30 plus additional fees for textbooks. Social events are organized throughout the year, such as: Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas Candlelight, Easter, Certificate Ceremony, etc.


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 (or call 703-404-5024) 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

Sign up here if you would like to serve


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