English classes

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English Classes

September 5, 2023 — May 21, 2024

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Free English Classes for adults will be offered Tuesday nights, September 5, 2023, to May 21, 2024, 7:00 – 8:45 pm, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike. Classes do not meet June through August or on holiday weeks: November 21, December 19 & 26, January 2, & March 26. 

Come any Tuesday night to begin classes. Students are assessed the first night they come and placed into a class that best matches their skill level, from beginner to advanced. 

Workbooks for your class level can be purchased on the first night you come. Cost is $35. 

Free English Classes for adults will be offered Tuesday nights, September 3, 2024, to May 20, 2025, 7:00 – 8:45 pm, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2151 Oregon Pike. Classes do not meet June through August or on holiday weeks: November 26, December 17 & 24, & 31, April 15. 

Registration will open in August.

For more information, contact [email protected].

ESL Summer Events

June-July 2024

2151 Oregon Pike, Lancaster

Correnti

Dan
basic

Cindy Barley - Level 1 B

Cindy
level 1

Jen Barrall - Level 2

Jen
level 2

Read, Ed

Dutt
level 3

Marilyn, Level 4

Marilyn
level 4

Westminster will host a two-day in-person MNA ESL training on Friday, June 7, 2024, from 6:00-9:30pm, continuing Saturday, June 8, 2024, 8:45-5:30pm. An “alumni” portion of the training is just on Saturday, and these participants will need to bring their previously purchased training manual. The cost is $50 for new attendees and $15 for alumni. New attendees must attend the entire training. Snacks and lunch on Saturday are provided. Please contact Rachel Bleecker with questions ([email protected]). The deadline to register is May 29. There will be no refunds issued for cancellations after May 31.

In this training you will learn: 

  • How to start and maintain a fruitful ESL Ministry
  • How to teach ESL to adult internationals including:
    • How to place students in the proper fluency level classroom
    • How to lesson plan using professionally written curriculum 
    • How to introduce new vocabulary & sentences using new vocabulary
    • How to get the students to generate their own sentences
  • How to build authentic relationships with your students
  • How to share the Gospel both inside and outside the ESL Classroom 

You do not need to speak a foreign language or be a professional teacher to be a volunteer ESL teacher. All you need to do is speak English and love Jesus and we can teach you the rest. This training is interactive. During the training you will practice the skills that you are learning, create two lesson plans for different fluency levels and come away excited to serve the Lord through ESL Ministry. 

In addition to being a great training for new ESL volunteers, this is a great training for experienced ESL volunteers to refresh their skills and be encouraged. 

The training is full. Contact Rachel Bleeker to inquire about a wait list.