LVEP’s English as a Second Language (ESL) students come from a variety of backgrounds. LVEP encourages preserving a person's native language as they pursue learning another. We offer both one-on-one tutoring for our ESL students and a variety of classes.

To participate in LVEP sponsored ESL classes, potential learners must complete a Student Profile. Profile forms are available at the LVEP office or call the office (304-264-0298), to request an e-mailed electronic form or a form to be sent through the regular mail. The Student Profile provides the basic information needed to determine how LVEP can best serve the learner.

LVEP currently sponsors the following ESL classes at the locations and times listed.

  • General ESL at St. James Church Catholic Church (downstairs classroom),
    • Charles Town, Sundays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • General ESL, Martinsburg Library, Small Conference Room, 2nd Floor,
    • Martinsburg, Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Citizenship Class, Jefferson County Adult Learning Center
    • Charles Town, Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Contact Susan Fischer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
  • Advanced ESL, Jefferson County Schools Adult Learning Center.
    • Charles Town, Thursdays 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
    • These classes concentrate on reading, writing, pronunciation and advanced grammar. The aim is to improve students’ English fluency and to help those with professional backgrounds upgrade employment qualifications by improving their English language skills. Permission of the instructor is required; contact Bill Edwards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Berkeley and Jefferson County Adult Education provide additional ESL classes. For information on these classes, e-mail contact information is provided or potential students are welcome to come by the LVEP office.

  • Berkeley County, Catholic Charities
    • Martinsburg; Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
    • Contact Steve Hoover (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  • Jefferson County, Adult Learning Center
    • Charles Town; Mondays. Wednesdays, and Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    • Contact Beth Rehberger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).