June 7th, 2018

This summer we are offering limited English as a second language classes at Gaithersburg Library on the 2nd floor, during the week with a morning option and an evening option. In order to register for a class this summer, you must attend the registration and testing event for the class you want to take. Gaithersburg

Notes from the Bald Man – June 2018

June 4th, 2018

Dear Tutors, Let’s talk data. As some of you know, we have been making some serious changes to our Tutoring Program, which will allow us to be better and to grow. With Fidel doing our day-to-day operations, Alexandra has been working tirelessly to get our new curricula ready for ESOL and BL students. On the

LCMC Annual Meeting on May 24, 2018

May 10th, 2018

Please join us at 6:30pm at the Rockville Memorial Library, on the 3rd floor in Suite 331, the conference room for the Office of Human Rights, for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Literacy Council of Montgomery County. We will hear from LCMC’s Board of Directors on the current State of LCMC with a review

Staff Spotlight: Ahu Moser Chosen as Member of APC

May 1st, 2018

Our very own Assistant Director of Programs (Classroom), Ahu Moser, joined LCMC in July of 2015. Many of our teachers and students recognize Ahu as our former Intake and Assessment Specialist, but her extensive leadership has been so valuable to LCMC that she is now in charge of the ESL Classroom program. Ahu was recently

Notes from the Bald Man – May 2018

May 1st, 2018

May 2018 Dear Community Builders, I hope you all are enjoying the lovely weather we are getting this week. If you are reading these words, I hope you are doing so under a tree while you sip from a drink; iced coffee is my preference. Over the next couple of newsletters, I want to share

Spring 2018 “Let’s Get to Work” English Classes

April 27th, 2018

This Spring, LCMC is offering an intensive English as a second language class designed specifically for learners who are ultimately seeking employment. The class will cover not only speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing in English, but will focus on English for effective job applications and interviews, understanding the American workplace, civic skills, and more.

Notes from the Bald Man – April 2018

March 30th, 2018

In a new addition to the LCMC website, we’re bringing you monthly updates from our Executive Director, Gabriel Martinez Cabrera (aka “the Bald Man”). Below is his April 2018 monthly update. Dear LCMC Community, March is almost gone and spring is here. The warm weather and longer days are exciting, and they make me think

Pair Spotlight: Kit and Maama

March 30th, 2018

As Maama settles into the tutoring room at Silver Spring Library next to her tutor, Kit, she explains that she is originally from Guinea. There, many languages are spoken among different cultures within the country. “I speak only three languages,” she first says, citing the Fula language of her mother’s culture, the Mandinka language of

Office Delayed Opening 3/22

March 22nd, 2018

Out of caution for road conditions from recent inclement weather, the LCMC office will be following the MCPS decision to delay opening on the morning of Thursday, March 22. The office will be open for students, tutors, and teachers beginning at 11:30am, as staff is expected to report at 11am. Any tutors and students who

Spring 2018 Class Schedule Announced!

March 9th, 2018

The Spring 2018 ESL class schedule is now available. Click here for information on when and where we are offering (limited) ESL classes this Spring. Have questions? Contact Rishan Habte at or (301) 610-0030 ext. 215.