New LC Chats Available on Tuesdays Through April 30!

February 12th, 2019

Announcing the new late winter/spring 2019 LC Chats schedule! LC Chats are available at no charge, and no requirement to register. Any adult English learner or non-native English speaker, at any level of English proficiency, can join this loosely structured conversation group with other adult ESL learners. The conversation is guided by an LCMC volunteer

Saturday ESL Class Added – Register on 2/23!

February 6th, 2019

  To accommodate the demand for Saturday morning ESL classes, LCMC has added classes at East County Regional Services Center for the upcoming Winter/Spring 2019 session. The class will begin in mid-March. To register and take a placement test to get into a FREE adult English-as-a-second-language class at East County in Silver Spring, please go to

Gabe’s Blog: Notes from the Bald Man, February 2019

February 3rd, 2019

Each month, LCMC’s Executive Director, Gabe, shares recent developments at LCMC through his blog, Notes from the Bald Man. You can find previous months’ blog posts here. February 2019 In light Martin Luther King, Jr.’s recent birthday, I have been thinking a lot about a quote of his that I first heard in college regarding the purpose of education: “Education which

White Oak ESL Class Registration Rescheduled

January 29th, 2019

Due to inclement weather, tonight (1/29)’s registration and testing for our evening Winter ESL class at White Oak Community Recreation Center has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 5th, at 5:30pm. This class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9pm and will last 12 weeks, beginning late February/early March. To take this class,

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 ESL Legacy Scholarship

January 22nd, 2019

Every year, the ESL Legacy Scholarship provide college scholarship support to children whose parents studied English as a Second Language through classes or tutoring offered by the Literacy Council of Montgomery County. In providing financial support, the scholarship seeks to enable financially disadvantaged youth to pursue higher education. The award symbolically honors their parents for demonstrating

Literacy Council Closed Monday, January 14, 2019

January 14th, 2019

The LCMC office will be closed on Monday, January 14, 2019.  Staff will have access to email.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 15th.

LCMC on County Cable Montgomery

December 21st, 2018

LCMC’s work was recognized on County Cable Montgomery and by the Montgomery County Council on December 20, 2018. See the feature below! You can support this vital work by making your tax-deductible donation today.

Winter 2019 ESL Classes

November 15th, 2018

LCMC will be offering a range of ESL classes for adults at various sites throughout Montgomery County. Interested students must identify which class works best for their schedule, and attend its registration and testing date to take a placement assessment to determine what level of English instruction they need. Please see the below schedule, or

Need an English Class This Winter?

November 9th, 2018

If you would like to take an ESL class beginning in December 2018 or January 2019, please fill out this form. We are in the process of finalizing our class locations and schedules, and will contact you directly as soon as we know when and where we will be holding classes and when you can

Notes from the Bald Man – November 2018

November 8th, 2018

To make extra money, I used to tutor well-off young adults in Silicon Valley. I was trying to support my very expensive habit of working with under-served young men of color coming out of jail. So six days a week, I would spend my mornings working with young men who hated school and thought they