St. Mark English as a Second Language Classes – An American Learns About Bolivian Hats

Posted on January 29, 2016

My good friend Bertha was born in La Paz Bolivia and came to the US as a teenager.  Bertha has lived in the US for over 40 years ago but with her mother and other extended family still living in Bolivia, Bertha maintains strong ties to her native country.  About ten years ago, Bertha’s mother […]

St. Mark English as a Second Language Classes – National Parks around Fairfax Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service

Posted on January 26, 2016

For many Americans, the names Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite bring up memories of long car rides, weekend camping trips and breathless sights. In the early 1900s, these parks had already been declared national parks and monuments but it became apparent that there needed to be an agency specifically entrusted with expanding and managing the […]

St. Mark English as a Second Language Classes – Inscripción Extendida 28 de Enero 2 y 4 de Febrero

Posted on January 25, 2016

La tempestad“Jonas” impactó casi todo la semana pasada, incluyendo el Programa de Inglés como Segundo Idioma en San Marcos. Si estaba pensando en inscribirse este invierno y no pudo hacerlo, no se preocupe.  Hemos extendido las fechas de registro.  Pasar por el Centro de Formación Cristiana de San Marcos a las 6:30  pm el 28 […]

St. Mark English as a Second Language Classes – Registration Extended January 28, February 2 & 4

Posted on January 25, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas impacted just about everything this past week, including St Mark’s ESL Registration.  If you were planning to register for Winter Semester and were snowed out, don’t worry, we have extended the registration dates.  Stop by St Mark’s Christian Formation Center at 7pm on January 28, February 2 or 4 and learn English […]

St Mark English as a Second Language Classes: Weather Idioms

Posted on January 21, 2016

  Day-to-day conversation in the U.S. often makes use of ‘little sayings,’ known as idioms, to help a speaker more vividly convey their feelings or point. An idiom is a phrase whose meaning can’t be explained by looking at the words one at a time.   Idioms are not literal.  Instead these phrases are references […]

St Mark English as a Second Language Classes: It’s Not Too Late to Register!

Posted on January 18, 2016

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes will be starting this week, but it is not too late to register. Stop by St Mark’s Christian Formation Center at 7pm on January 19 or 21 and learn English in one of the best programs in the Washington DC area. Bring your complete registration form, $25 registration […]

St. Mark English as a Second Language Classes – St. Mark Advanced 1 English Class Travels to Scandinavia (Sort of)

Posted on January 16, 2016

By the time they enroll in the St. Mark Advanced 1 class, most students have already studied English for several years.  We challenge the students to master English idioms, to develop better listening comprehension, to increase their vocabulary, and to work on their writing skills.  Most importantly, we help the students bring all their English […]

St Mark English as a Second Language Classes: Searching for Your Ancestors in Italy

Posted on January 15, 2016

My husband’s family and my family arrived in the United States in the early 1900s. Both families settled in the western Pennsylvania area and worked in one of the many steel mills that once occupied the banks of the Ohio River near Pittsburgh. My ancestors were from southeast Poland and the family name of Mrozek […]

St. Mark English as a Second Language Classes – Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Events in Fairfax County

Posted on January 14, 2016

On the third Monday of every January, we remember the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This year, the three-day weekend takes place January 16-18, creates the perfect time to walk in the footsteps of King. Or, celebrate Dr. King all year long at these unique-to-DC venues that you simply can’t […]

St. Mark English Classes – Late Registration – Clases de ingles – 成人英文班 – 성인 영어수업

Posted on January 14, 2016

Winter term classes will be open to late registrants at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, January 19th, and Thursday, January 21st,  St. Mark Christian Formation Center (School), First Floor. There are seven English proficiency levels, from Beginner 1 to Advanced 2 which meet from 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM.   All students must be registered and […]