Eighteen years ago, in 2001, an ESL Group was founded under the Nabors Service League at Washington and Lee University. Today, Washington and Lee University’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is a successful student volunteer organization connected to the Department of Romance Languages and the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. ESOL makes a great impact on the community each semester, as eager Washington and Lee students with an interest in international cultures, teaching, collaboration, and service help to facilitate communications in Lexington and the Rockbridge County. 

ESOL is a completely student-run organization that aims to be a resource for those in Rockbridge County who struggle with English. Our free services help non-native English speakers (mostly Spanish-speakers) improve their language skills and feel more comfortable in our community.

2020-21 ESOL Leadership

ESOL Co-Presidents:

Curry Sherard ’21

Jacqueline Tamez ‘22

Community Coordinator:

Eli Samson ’23

In- and After-School Coordinator:

George Folline ’21

Family Coordinator:

Lexi O’Brien ’22

Translations Coordinator:

Lizzie Figueiras ’21

Interpretations Coordinator:

Diana Rodríguez ’23

International Projects Coordinators:

Kathryn Fagan ’21

Tina Taylor ’22

Outreach and Development Coordinators:

Clara Albacete ’23

Kamryn Godsey ’23