Training local churches for ESOL outreach
At Christian TEFL we support churches and Christian mission organisations with training for English language teaching and outreach, so they can reach out with practical support to help second language speakers in their communities. Take a look at what we offer below…
Customised training for your church group:
We work alongside your church group or organisation to help you set up and deliver your own English Language teaching classes. Our online courses and practical, teacher-led Zoom seminars provide the platform for you to set up a programme to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), either online or in person.
If you are already running an English teaching outreach programme, but would benefit from extra training, then our programmes can also be adapted to assist you with additional support. You can train from anywhere in the world with us, so if you are a mission organisation with multiple locations, that’s no problem! We can help to bring your team together in group Zoom training sessions.
How the training works:
You can choose to take an online only course, a Zoom-based training package, or a mixture of both.
We usually start with a general introduction on Zoom, where you will meet our qualified tutors and learn about what’s covered on your courses. This is a time to meet online and plan a step-by-step approach to training, to help set some objectives for your programme.
All come with full tutor support and trainees can work independently, at their own speed.
About the Zoom sessions:
The short Zoom courses help to motivate the group through shared experiences and offer the opportunity for some teaching practice, where you and your team can have a go at leading a teaching task. This is a great way of starting to work together as a team. Choose from the following topic sessions:
- ESOL/TEFL course introduction
- Engagement Activities (class-based and online)
- Teaching Beginners
- Zoom Basics for ESOL/TEFL
- Teaching Mixed Ability Classes
- English Teaching for Outreach
- Bible English Classes for ESOL/TEFL (available late 2021)
- Teaching Practice (online)
Full course or Zoom sessions only?
Some trainees choose to participate in full training. Others (if they already hold a CELTA/TEFL qualifications or are experienced ESOL teachers already) choose to participate in the short course Zoom training sessions only. We offer your team a mix and match approach to suit your needs.
For further information and a chat, contact us through the form below to see how we can help you with practical English language teaching outreach.
As a members of Global Connections, we require that partner churches and organisations agree to the basis of faith and cooperation as stated on the Global Connections website here.
“I have found the ESOL course helpful in giving me a framework and the resources to help when teaching English. I have also put some of the things into practice when I prepare lessons for a group of international volunteers that I teach at a local Christian Endeavor Holiday Centre.
“We are now offering free English lessons in Colwyn Bay to the Syrian refugees and anyone in the community for whom English is not their first language.”
Sue Coleman, Antioch Church, N. Wales
May 2021 update:
We have a limited amount of subsidised training for churches seeking to start or grow their ESOL outreach, as we tentatively move out of lockdown in the UK.
If your church or mission organisation would like to reach out and teach English in your local community, either face-to-face or on Zoom/Skype, please get in touch.
Please complete the simple form below:
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