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English Teaching & Outreach Forum 2019

English Teaching & Outreach Forum 2019

by | Jun 26, 2019 | Blog

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Christian TEFL seeks to build more cohesive communities through English language teaching and our desire is to share the gospel, so that others can come to know the Lord Jesus Christ for themselves.

On Friday 21stJune 2019 we attended and exhibited at the English Teaching  and Outreach Forum, held at Oak Hill Theological College in London.  Over 100 dedicated and enthusiastic English language teachers were present, each with a heart for making Jesus known to non-native English language speakers in their local communities up and down the country. A number of speakers covered a wide range of topics, including telling God’s big story,  teaching pronunciation, working with volunteers and there was also a seminar on how to set up classes or a English outreach cafe. There were several new ideas for practical outreach and materials that can be used for teaching, including the launch of the new series from 2:19, So Lord, Speak to help learners discover more about the Bible through practical easy-to-access stories.

At the event, Christian TEFL launched the new 70 hour teaching ESOL course, designed for both new ESOL teachers or experienced practitioners who want to get the latest training in ESOL teaching and outreach. The course combines practical ESOL teaching guidance for developing functional lessons, a review of where our learners come from, to how we can reach out to them with the good news of Jesus Christ. Various case studies of churches involved in practical outreach are included. The course is designed especially those with a heart for sharing the gospel with second language learners in the UK, especially refugees and asylum seekers.

If you’re interested in finding out about more on the course, take a look at the course page here, which runs through the Global English TEFL interactive website.

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