LiteracyMissionsSBC - English as a Second Language




Meet the needs of internationals in your community through English as a Second Language ministries. Build relationships with college students, refugees, and other immigrants. As you help them gain a valuable skill — speaking English better — you can naturally share Jesus Christ as your purpose.

Getting Started

  • Survey your area to find out who needs this service.
  • Schedule an English as a Second Language Basic Workshop led by a North American Mission Board certified trainer.
  • Promote the training workshop within your church, association, and state.
  • Schedule classes.
  • Enlist students

Resources from

the North American Mission Board

Click on the links below to see the resource.

Literacy Missions Needs Survey

How to Prepare for a Literacy Missions Workshop

How to Begin a Literacy Missions Ministry

Teaching English Language Learners the Good News - Revised 2014

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Workshop Manual

English as a Second Language Resources.pdf

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Registration is now open for our new training option! 

Here is the link to the course:

What you need to know before you register:

  • Cost is $35 per person, payable when you register.
  • Participants will have about 1 month to finish the course.
  • There are assignments that must be completed satisfactorily: a testimony, organizational plan (can be done as a group if several from one church register), placement interview, and lesson plan. All of these are explained in the course. These are graded assignments.
  • After the course is complete, we will schedule the live portion of the class. If more than one person from a church takes the online course at one time, we will work with the director to conduct the live workshop. Otherwise, we will work individually on how to schedule the live portion.
  • The live portion of the workshop includes the practice of essential drills for teaching beginning English speakers and emphasis on sharing the Gospel and using biblical materials in classes.
  • If a participant does not finish the workshop in the month they register, they will have to re-take the course and pay the registration fee again.
  • Future online courses will begin in May, July, and September.