English as a Second Language (ESL) has been used by many churches as an opportunity to befriend these people, discern and meet their needs and share Christ. Teachers do not need extensive teaching experience or knowledge of another language, but they must be committed followers of Christ with good people skills.
The workshops are designed to equip students to begin and conduct literacy mission ministry, to provide training for teaching ESL classes and give guidelines for witnessing to immigrants and internationals.
The cost is $25 per person and includes materials and soft drinks. Students must bring their own lunches.
The North American Mission Board requires students to complete both classroom sessions to become certified.
Many Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network (BCM/D) churches have active ESL ministries. Many are beginning fall registration very soon.