English as a second language 

Registration for this session has closed. Please check back in August for information about the 2023-24 session.


Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered. In addition to English classes, there is a Citizenship class to prepare students to become US citizens. The schedule on Monday nights includes a break time when all students can shop in the church’s clothes closet.

ESL students are invited to attend Worship and Bible Study for Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese congregations at Second Baptist. Spanish Christians meet in the Chapel for Worship from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m on Sundays. The Portuguese Service is at 11:00 a.m. in Spence Hall, with a Sunday School class that meets in room 8 in the Education Building from 9:45-10:45 a.m. The Arabic Service (Life Church) meets for worship at 7:00 p.m. in Spence Hall on Saturday nights.

If you would like to participate in any aspect of ESL, contact Delight Booker. Please email your contact information and questions and we will get you in touch with Delight.

BAD WEATHER CLOSING POLICY: When bad weather closes Henrico Public Schools, there will be no ESL classes.

We welcome interested people to volunteer as teachers, substitutes, conversation partners, and child care providers (or substitutes).

The opportunities to help are unlimited. The only requirement to work in the program is a desire to be of service to those who voluntarily come to our program in order to better themselves.