The W&L English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program strives to facilitate communication among the rural & increasingly diverse language communities of Rockbridge County. We aim to foster multilingualism & greater social equity in our area through language learning & literacy initiatives. While we reject the imposition of English, we believe that English-language competency is important for accessing vital health, human, & education services. We support & collaborate with speakers of many languages, including, but not limited to, English and Spanish. Our student volunteers also participate in language & literacy work beyond the Lexington-Rockbridge region, thus returning to our area with greater cultural competency & a broader horizon of experiences.