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 rishan@literacycouncilmcmd.org or (301) 610-0030 ext. 215.

Pair Spotlight: Janice and Mary

February 28th, 2018

Janice and Mary are wasting no time. The long time tutor and student pair crowd close over Mary’s composition journal, where she has written out sentences and Janice examines closely to check her grammar and spelling. Today Janice is breaking down the structure of sentences for Mary, helping Mary understand how to conjugate a verb

Notes from the Bald Man – March 2018

February 28th, 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 inaugural monthly update, from March 2018. My Dear Community Builders, With the new year, and with me coming up on six months of being here, I thought I

Tutor Pair Spotlight: Sabrina and Dee

January 24th, 2018

“I told my husband, Howard, that I’m going to be interviewed. He says, ‘why?!’ I said, ‘Because I am a good student!’” It’s mid-morning at the Gaithersburg Library and LCMC student Sabrina and her tutor Dee have met for their weekly tutoring lesson. Sabrina’s husband, Howard, is also an LCMC student, with a different tutor.

Rescheduled Registration Dates for ESL Classes

January 22nd, 2018

Due to the inclement weather that caused cancellations for registering for Winter 2018 ESL classes at Watkins Mill High School and Silver Spring International Middle School, the Literacy Council of Montgomery County has rescheduled registration dates to allow more students to test and enroll in these classes. To take the class at Silver Spring International


January 17th, 2018

Due to inclement weather, the ESL Class that meets Wednesday evenings at Gaithersburg Library is cancelled for today, Wednesday, January 17th. Enrolled students should come to class on Monday January 22nd, which will be the first night of class. In addition, the class registration for the evening class at Silver Spring International Middle School (SSIMS),