Nasim A. Khawaja


I am a native of Pakistan, and have been living in the U.S. since 1988. I work full time in the rank of Associate Professor at Annandale campus. English is my second language, and you guessed it right, I teach ESL. I love teaching ESL to adult immigrant students. They are very motivated and committed. I can relate with their stories and they can relate with mine.


PhD in Education (Multilingual, Multicultural Education – MME) George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, Virginia
M.A. English (Linguistics) – GMU
TESL (Teaching English as Second Language) Certificate – GMU
M.A. Journalism, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship:

I am greatly honored and humbled to be one of the recipients of the VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship 2011-2012.

(With the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Chancellor Glenn DuBois (Right) and State Board for Community Colleges Chair Jeffery K. Mitchell (Left) after the award ceremony in the chancellor’s office in Richmond  – July 2011)

Courses Taught:

Although I have taught all levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses in the past, I have been teaching the following level 2 and level 3 courses in recent years.

ESL – 21 and ESL – 22

ESL – 31 and ESL – 32

OFFICE: CN Building, Room 230-H
PHONE: 703-323-3702
Office Hours:
Spring 2023:
In-Person – Tuesday/Thursday 2:00 to 6:00 PM. (CN 230-H)
Virtual – Please email me and I can also set up a one-on-one meeting with you at Zoom.