English as a second language 

ESL Class Registration Is Closed

ESL classes (English as a Second Language) for beginners to advanced students are held on Monday nights in the Education Building from 7-9 p.m.

Students learn to function better on the phone, in the workplace, and face to face.

Our classes are held from January 10 until April 25. Childcare is offered as well as a free clothes closet.

Citizenship classes will also begin on January 10.

Registration will be available online and in person on Monday nights. Students who enroll are encouraged to attend every class. Certificates of attendance and participation will be issued at the last class for those with an excellent attendance record.

The schedule on Monday nights includes a break-time when all students meet together for refreshments and viewing of items in the church’s clothes closet.  Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered. In addition to English classes, we offer citizenship and TOEFL classes. Conversation partners who work one-on-one with students are available.

We also have Worship times and Bible Study on Sundays for those who speak English as a second language. We have a Spanish Service comprised of Hispanic Christians that meet in our Chapel for Worship from 11:00a.m.-12:30 p.m. Our Portuguese Service is at 11:00 a.m. in Spence Hall, and has a Sunday School class that meets in room 8 in our Education Building from 9:45-10:45 a.m. We also have an Arabic Service (Life Church) that meets for worship at 7:00p.m. in Spence Hall on Saturday nights. All ESL students are invited to attend!

If you would like to contribute 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.