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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-613-1513.