Learn More About Serving in ESL
Are you interested in serving with the ESL team? Here is what you need to know!
What is ESL? ESL stands for English as a Second Language. ESL classes teach English language skills to immigrants and refugees to equip them for work and life in an English-speaking context.
Why are we pursuing ESL at LBC? ESL classes enable our church body to engage with the nations right here in Liberty. These classes will give us the opportunity to provide our non-English speaking neighbors with a skill and be good neighbors to them. These classes will also give us the opportunity to share the good news of the gospel to these neighbors.
How will we teach ESL classes? We’ll begin with a beginner’s level class, held for about 10-15 students on Wednesday evenings. During each class, a primary teacher will provide a short lesson, then other LBC members will volunteer as conversation partners to help practice the information covered in the lesson. We will begin teaching on March 27th through May 22nd, trying out our system for nine weeks before we break for the summer.
How can you be involved? You can volunteer to serve on the ESL team in any of the capacities listed below!
Teacher: Teach short lessons a few times each semester.
Conversation Partner: Practice English language skills with students.
Hospitality: Welcome, greet, and host our students.
Childcare: If you are CPP-approved, you can serve our students by watching their children so they can attend classes. Some of these children will be able to attend Wednesday night activities, where they can hear the gospel. You can also volunteer with some of these programs to make sure they are able to function smoothly.
Snacks: Make or bring a small snack for our students and volunteers to enjoy.
Am I qualified to teach English or serve as a conversation partner? Can you speak English? Then you can teach it! The only requirement to help others learn to speak English is to be able to speak it yourself! We will also provide ESL teacher training on February 2nd (9am-3pm) and February 9th (9am-4pm). To be certified as an ESL teacher, you must attend both training dates. To sign up to attend training, please click here.
If you desire to serve in any capacity, please connect with Amy Coffey at (816) 565-6244.