2018 ESL Legacy Scholarship Applications Open!

January 10th, 2018

We are pleased to announce the continuation of the ESL Legacy Scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of a donor, and in partnership with The Community Foundation and Future Link, the ESL Legacy Scholarship provides financial support to children whose parents studied English as a Second Language (ESL) through the classroom or tutoring programs at LCMC.

LCMC Office Closing at 3:00 on January 8th

January 8th, 2018

Due to inclement weather, the LCMC office will close early today, Monday, January 8th, at 3:00pm. Please adjust any affected reservations for tutoring rooms or Conversation Class accordingly, and stay safe. Thank you.

ESL Class Registration Cancelled for 1/4/18

January 4th, 2018

Due to the closure of Montgomery County Public Schools on Thursday January 4, tonight’s registration and testing for ESL Classes at Watkins Mill High School has been cancelled. To take an evening ESL class at Watkins Mill High School this winter, students must attend the registration and testing event on Thursday January 11, at 6pm.

LCMC Office Opening Late on Jan. 4

January 4th, 2018

Due to inclement weather, the LCMC office will open late today, Thursday January 4th, at 11:30am. Please adjust any affected reservations for tutoring rooms or Conversation Class accordingly, and stay safe. Thank you.

Tutor/Student Pair Highlight: Risala and Beatrice

December 6th, 2017

“I am one of the survivors.” That’s what Risala quietly says when asked where she is originally from. “I am from South Sudan, Darfur,” she says first. Normally, the “where” question is followed up with the question of what brought one of our ESL learners to the United States. But in this case, asking someone

ESL Tutor and Student Spotlight: Mamadou and Leslie

November 27th, 2017

ESL Tutor and Student Spotlight on Mamadou and Leslie If this story inspires you to support the work of LCMC and students like Mamadou, please consider making a Giving Tuesday donation here.  “Our community is better for having Mamadou in it.” Leslie, a Literacy Council of Montgomery County volunteer tutor, does not mince words. “I

Winter 2018 Class Schedule

November 1st, 2017

All classes have started but if you are interested in receiving information about the next session please send an email to rishan@literacycouncilmcmd.org and you will receive information as soon as it becomes available.

Volunteer Spotlight: Marisa Fried

October 30th, 2017

November 2017’s LCMC Volunteer Spotlight is on Marisa Fried! “I believe literacy education is the best way to a better life,” says Marisa Fried, who began tutoring with LCMC in January 2017. She remarks on how adult literacy education not only directly helps the adult learners, but helps children learn to read as well. “Children who

Student/Tutor Spotlight: Caiqing and Stevie

October 18th, 2017

This month’s student/tutor spotlight features ESL learner Caiqing and her volunteer tutor, Stevie.  “My son is 12 years old. He always makes fun of me. He plays tricks on me,” says Caiqing, an ESL learner in LCMC’s tutoring program. She is acting exasperated, but she also cannot hide her amusement. “I ask him to write

Pair Spotlight: Sarah and Harry

September 30th, 2017

The first thing that sticks out about volunteer tutor, Harry, and his ESL student, Sarah, is how easy laughter comes to them. Harry’s self-deprecating sense of humor, and Sarah’s enjoyment of good-natured teasing, make it clear this pair’s lessons are far from the chore many of us remember taking classes as being. “Why do I