English as a Second Language

Many people from other countries live, work, and study in the United States and Canada. Often, they need to learn to speak English well to

  • get or keep a job
  • obtain medical care
  • communicate with teachers
  • hear the Gospel


English as a Second Language Basic Workshop

This basic workshop equips local church volunteers to intentionally share the Gospel with new English speakers. It addresses these areas:

  • English as a Second Language as Missions
  • Organizational Plan for Ministry
  • Cultural Misunderstanding
  • Techniques for Teaching English
  • Planning a Class Session
  • Understanding Student Fluency
  • Incorporating the Bible in Class Sessions
  • Sharing the Gospel

We now offer an online/live hybrid English as a Second Language Basic Workshop. Participants learn background material online and learn teaching techniques in a 4-hour live workshop. The hybrid workshop is for people who have basic computer literacy skills and are self-motivated. Before registering, consider this information:

  • Assignments are required. They include a ministry organizational plan (can be done as a group), a lesson plan, a fluency interview, and a personal salvation testimony. Assignments are checked. In addition, checks for understanding are built into the course.
  • The 4-hour live session is required to receive a certificate.
  • The $35 registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Participants who do not complete the course in the month in which it was started will have to pay the registration fee to take the course in another month.
  • All classes begin at the beginning of the month and close on the last day of the month.

The English as a Second Language Hybrid Basic workshop will be offered six times in 2019:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Register at ESL Hybrid Course Registration