English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) ministries share the Gospel while teaching internationals how to speak English.

Church-based ESL ministries …

  • meet a specific, felt need—the need to speak English
  • help students develop skills necessary for functioning effectively in North America
  • begin and nurture lifelong friendships
  • share Jesus with internationals who may not have other opportunities to hear the Gospel
  • often result in new ethnic or language congregations

In an English as a Second Language ministry, teachers often work with students in small to medium-sized groups.

Learn to teach, and also organize a ministry, through an ESL workshop!

Topics covered are:

    • Church-Based ESL Ministries: An Effective Mission Outreach Tool
    • Organizing an ESL Ministry
    • Student Placement Interviews
    • Learning and Teaching a Foreign Language
    • Planning Your ESL Lesson
    • Introducing New Vocabulary
    • Pronunciation
    • Communication Practice Activities
    • Working with and Planning for Advanced Students
    • Dealing with Cultural Misunderstandings
    • Incorporating Biblical Material in your Class
    • Sharing your Faith with your Students

Those who complete the training receive a certificate from the National Literacy Missions Partnership, through the North American Mission Board.

For more information, contact Cheryl Wilkinson, BGCO Literacy Missions Coordinator, at kcmr1513@gmail.com or 405-613-1513.

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