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 pm. Students learn to use English in the workplace and in their daily life.

Classes, including Citizenship, will be held from September 19 until April 24. Childcare is offered as well as a free clothes closet.

Beginning on August 19 until September 23, registration will be available online and is strongly encouraged. In person registration will be available on Monday nights from September 12 – 28. After September 28, registration will be closed until January. Attendance and participation certificates will be issued for those with excellent attendance records.

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.