The Albemarle County Adult Education ESOL Program offers general English classes with year-round registration for beginner- to advanced-level students. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday evening at Albemarle High School from 6:30-8:30 pm. The program also offers beginner-, intermediate- and advanced-level communication skills daytime classes and T.O.E.F.L. preparation classes. The ESOL Program has also received recognition for "The Web Project." This is an ongoing student project that accepts applicants from advanced-level ESOL students to work on an interactive course developing web-page content and DVD resources for the ESOL community in the Charlottesville area. For more information and to download a registration form go to the website: www.k12albemarle.org/adult or call (434) 296-3872, ext. 2 or e-mail Rebecca Snider at firstname.lastname@example.org
Parks & Recreation
Offers many classes locally. Call for a schedule, watch for information in the Daily Progress, or check the website.
The county's community education program, Open Doors, offers a variety of classes, including art (painting, stained class, woodworking, photography, etc.), music, cooking, computers, yoga, belly dancing, golf, gardening, sign language, and finance. Schedule distributed countywide.
Blue Ridge English as a Second
Language Council (BRESL)
214 Rugby Rd.
BRESL is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization serving the ESL community in Greater Charlottesville. Trained tutors provide free English tutoring services and teach cultural adaptation skills to ESL adults.
Dept. of Recreation & Leisure Services
A broad range of classes and competitive sports are available for children and adults. Activities vary by age and include art, dance, music, basketball, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, and much more. Call for a brochure or check the Daily Progress for information. Class schedules are also online; go to www.charlottesville.org's Recreation and Leisure Services link.
208 Third Street NE, one block north of the Downtown Mall
Monthly photo exhibits, darkroom space and
shooting studio rental, used photography equipment, photo
classes, and do-it-yourself framing.
201 2nd Street, NW
Classes are offered in creative bookmaking, calligraphy, fiber arts, Chinese brush painting, African dancing, glass blowing, stained glass, painting, and printmaking. Children and adults. Call for further information.
442 Westfield Road
Offers a wide variety of programs for men, women, and children. Programs include swim team, martial arts, basketball, summer day camp, karate, and weight control. Also offers child care. Fees vary by class.
Rt 20 South, just south of I-64
Offers variety of courses in both academic and nonacademic fields. Well-regarded arts classes. Registration takes place in January, May, and August. Charlottesville Transit bus available to campus.
UVA School of
Continuing and Professional Studies
104 Midmont Lane, Zehmer Hall
Offers a large number of credit and noncredit courses starting in September and January. The spring catalog is available in January, and the brochure for the fall session is available in late August and may be picked up at the School of Continuing Ed. Cost varies for noncredit classes.