Margot Heffernan Teaches ESL Class at Skyline Literacy

Margot, center, with two of her students from Skyline Literacy

Margot, center, with two of her students from Skyline Literacy

Margot Heffernan is teaching an intermediate level ESL class at Skyline Literacy in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This class meets three times a week, from September through early December.

Skyline Literacy is an organization that offers English classes to individuals who wish to enhance their language skills. The mission of Skyline Literacy is to improve the functional literacy skills of adult residents of the central Shenandoah Valley.

Students who turn to Skyline Literacy seek help with different aspects of  English language education. Some individuals need to focus on conversational English language skills, while others need help with reading or writing. Skyline Literacy addresses the literacy needs of many different people.

Three of Margot's students from Skyline Literacy

Three of Margot’s students from Skyline Literacy

Skyline Literacy also offers citizenship classes that are designed to prepare people for the naturalization test and interview so that they can become US citizens. This year, fourteen people successfully completed citizenship classes that were offered at Skyline Literacy. These fourteen individuals were part of a group of 70 new citizens who took part in the naturalization ceremony in Staunton, Virginia on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

For more information about Skyline Literacy. please visit