Teach English, Do Missions

For this month’s missionary staff needs highlight, we’re talking English.

Teaching it, that is!

Teaching English has been used for many years as a way to build relationships and share the message of Jesus with those who want to learn the English language. While certification in ESL/TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) helps in building curriculum and understanding the learning process, it’s most definitely not a requirement. The most important things are patience and concern for others,.

There are ESL/TESOL opportunities in Bolivia (college students, K-12 grade, classroom, and conversation setting), Honduras (classroom setting and K-12), Japan (youth ministry, informal classes), Muslim Ministries USA (young adults/adults classroom setting), Ukraine (school, Bible studies, English clubs), Texas/Mexico Border Ministries (community classes with adults), and Peru (developing ESL program).

All these needs would welcome short-term and long-term help. Several have job descriptions available at www.wgm.org/go.

bolivia english class

Conversational English class in Bolivia. The subject matter is the parables of Jesus, and while reading the parable of the Good Samaritan, one student said, “I have never heard this story before!”

 

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