Where are your classes?
REEP teaches English at 3 convenient locations (Syphax Education Center, Arlington Mill Community Center, Thomas Jefferson Middle School) plus 3 Outreach centers in Arlington. Please see this map for more details.
What are your schedules?
Morning classes are 9 am-12 noon Monday-Friday; afternoon classes 4:15-6:30 pm Monday-Thursday; evening classes 6:45-9 pm; conversation classes 1-3 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Outreach classes meet on different days and times (see Outreach flyer for details).
Does REEP have locations in other counties?
Only in Arlington.
Can REEP help me obtain an F-1 (student) visa?
The REEP Program does not participate in the I-20 or F-1 student visa programs.
I want to start at the beginning level. Do I need to take a placement test?
Yes, a placement exam is required of all new students.
I can’t take the placement exam on the days you advertise. Can I take the exam at another time?
The exam can only be taken on the days and times that are indicated. You may call the office at (703) 228-4200 to find out if additional dates have been scheduled.
Are these classes free?
Syphax, Arlington Mill (afternoon and evening), and Jefferson are low-cost tuition classes. The Outreach classes (Arlington Mill -mornings-, Gates of Ballston, and Harvey Hall) are free.
I would like to pay in installments. Is that possible?
No, the full amount is due on the day of registration.
What do I need to prove that I live in Arlington?
A driver’s license, a letter postmarked by the post office, a bill, an apartment lease, or any official document with your name and an Arlington address is acceptable.
I took the placement exam. Am I guaranteed a place in class?
No, your place in class is only guaranteed once you pay your tuition at registration and are handed a class ticket. It is important to arrive at registration on time. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
I’m interested in a scholarship. How can I apply?
Scholarships are awarded to Arlington residents only. New students need to come to the first Placement Exam date and ask for an invitation to a scholarship orientation in order to apply.
What is ESOL?
"ESOL" is English for Speakers of Other Languages.
What is "Intensive"?
"Intensive" refers to the number of classroom hours per week. At REEP, Intensive classes are 4-5 days per week, totaling 10-15 hours per week in the classroom.
What do students learn at REEP?
Beginning and intermediate levels focus on life skills needed to live and work in the U.S. Advanced levels focus on skills needed for academic, GED, and job training programs. All levels integrate reading, writing, listening, speaking skills, and computer lab instruction.
At REEP, we teach English so that adult immigrants can succeed in their daily lives and contribute to their communities. We call this "lifeskills ESL." Lifeskills ESL focuses on developing language skills through topics such as work, transportation, health, history and government, money and banking, and telephone skills. To learn more about REEP's lifeskills topics, visit the REEP Curriculum LifeSkills Topic Unit Index.
What level is the Conversation class?