ESL students & teachers at a recent dinner, celebrating the achievements of this growing ministry.
Imagine coming to America with limited or no English skills...
You try to support your child in school but language is such a barrier! This is the situation for several parents/grandparents of MPC Preschool students as well as visiting families who attend graduate schools in the area. We have a wonderful opportunity to help. The MPC Preschool and Outreach Ministries have united to offer English as a Second Language. Are you willing to commit to meet with a pupil once a week for a few months to teach basic English communications skills? Are you willing to make a difference in the name of Jesus? No experience is necessary, just a helping heart (training is provided).
The ESL program is flexible, lessons are not restricted to a classroom setting. In fact, many tutors and their students take walks in the park, go shopping together or share a meal at a local restaurant. Volunteers also impact the lives of their students by studying the Bible together and assisting with their travel plans. Many of these friendships have lasted for several years. Even when students move back to their homeland, many keep in touch through SKYPE and email. One particular tutor was 'adopted' by the entire family and was called 'grandma' by the student's children.
The ESL program continues to grow and there are currently students in need of tutors. Please consider this rewarding way to serve God and the international community in our own backyard.
If you would like to help as a tutor, please complete this online information form.
If you are an international resident in
need of a tutor,
please complete this online information form.