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Regular ESL Teacher Training

MNA ESL offers a 12-hour ESL Volunteer Teacher Training to get you started in ESL Ministry.  You can either request an in-person training at your church or check to see if there is an in-person one scheduled near you or the full training is also offered on Zoom.  The in-person trainings are done in a Friday night and all day Saturday schedule.  Zoom trainings are done over a series of 4 days.

In this training you will learn:

  • How to start and maintain a fruitful ESL Ministry
  • How to teach ESL to adult Internationals including:
    • How to place students in the proper fluency level classroom
    • b. How to Lesson Plan using professionally written curriculum
    • c. How to introduce new vocabulary & sentences using new vocabulary
    • d. How to get the students to generate their own sentences
  • How to build authentic relationships with your students
  • How to share the Gospel both inside and outside the ESL Classroom

You do not need to speak a foreign language or be a professional teacher to be a volunteer ESL Teacher. All you need to do is speak English and love Jesus and we can teach you the rest. This training is interactive. During the training you will practice the skills that you are learning, create two lesson plans for different fluency levels and come away excited to serve the Lord through ESL Ministry.

In addition to being a great training for new ESL Volunteers, this is a great  training for experienced ESL Volunteers to refresh their skills and be encouraged.

2021 ESL Volunteer Teacher Training Over Zoom

MNA ESL is now offering our regular ESL Volunteer Teacher Training via Zoom.

We will be limiting each training to 20 people, so please register early. To register for a zoom training, please e-mail Nancy Booher at nbooher@pcanet.org.

Cost:  We request a $40 donation to MNA ESL.

Note:  This training is for live, in-person classroom settings. The training does equip you to teach what you’ll need if you are starting to teach on Zoom but is not focused specifically on teaching ESL using Zoom. (For those of you who are looking for specific information on how to teach your ESL Class on Zoom, please go to our video section and watch the two-hour video on “How to Teach Your ESL Class on Zoom”.  In addition to general information, four different fluency level classes are demonstrated.)

Dates:

August 20 – 23

Friday                   August 20                           6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

               Saturday              August 21                           9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

               Sunday                 August 22                           2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

               Monday               August 23                           6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

All Times are in Eastern Time.  Please adjust them to your specific time zone.

You need to attend all 4 sessions.

September 24 – 27

Friday                   September 24                   6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

               Saturday              September 25                   9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

               Sunday                 September 26                   2:00 PM to 5:30 PM

               Monday               September 27                   6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

All Times are in Eastern Time.  Please adjust them to your specific time zone.

You need to attend all 4 sessions.

****Important***

             All these are Eastern Times.  You must attend all 4 sessions.

October 28 & 29, November 1 & 2

               Thursday night, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Friday night, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Monday night, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Tuesday night, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

You must attend all four sessions.

Note:  This training is in a different days/times format from our normal Zoom trainings!! For registration information, please contact Nancy Booher at nbooher@pcanet.org

In-Person Training

Instructions for Scheduling an ESL Training

August 13 & 14 at Spanish Rivers Presbyterian Church, Boca Raton, Florida

               Friday night, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Saturday, 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

               You must attend both days.

To register, please contact Don Baret at dbaret@pcanet.org

August 13 and 14 Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, New Jersey

               Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

               You must attend both days

               To register please contact Bruce Lyman at greatcommissionesl@gmail.com

August 20 & 21 at United City Church in Humble, Texas

Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

Contact Nancy Booher at nbooher@pcanet.org or 410-868-3025

August 20 & 21 at Aldan Union Church in Aldan, PA

Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

August 27 & 28 at Covenant Methodist Church in The Woodlands, Texas

               Friday night, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Saturday, 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

               You must attend both days.

September 10 & 11 at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas

               Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Saturday, 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

               You must attend both days.

To register, please contact Janine Sotelo at j9sotelo@gmail.com

August 27 & 28 at Okanogan Valley Alliance Church in Okanogan, Washington

               Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Saturday, 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

               You must attend both days.

To register, please contact Bruce Lyman at greatcommissionesl@gmail.com

September 10 & 11 at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville, MD

Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

Contact Kathy Bennett at motherbennett@gmail.com

September 17 & 18 at New Jersey Vineyard Church in Hackensack, New Jersey

              Friday night  6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

              Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

              You must attend both days.

For registration information, contact Eveny de Mendez at evenydemendez@gmail.com

To register, please contact Pastor Dario Vargas at dario@covenantconnects.org

September 24 & 25 at Iglesia ACYM de Far Rockaway in Lawrence, New York

              Friday night  6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

              Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

              You must attend both days.

To register, please contact Bruce Lyman at greatcommissionesl@gmail.com

October 1 & 2 at First Baptist Church of Grove City in Grove City, Ohio

              Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

              Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

              You must attend both days.

To register, please contact Bruce Lyman at greatcommissionesl@gmail.com

October 15 & 16 at Arab American Learning Center in Sacramento, California

              Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

              Saturday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

              You must attend both days

To register, please contact Bruce Lyman at greatcommissionesl@gmail.com

October 15 & 16 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

               Friday night 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Saturday, 8:45 am to 5:30 pm

               You must attend both days.

To register, please contact Rachel Bleeker at rachelB@westpca.com.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Training

This training is intended only for those that will teach English overseas. If you are interested in the EFL Training, please contact Nancy Booher at nbooher@pcanet.org. When we have enough people interested in an EFL Training we will schedule one.

Missionaries  across the globe are discovering that offering free English classes in their community can be a bridge to their  neighbors, immigrants, refugees and university students.  But how can you do this if you don’t have a professional degree?  MNA ESL offers an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Training on Zoom for those that would like to teach English in their mission field. 


In this training you will learn:

1. Types of EFL Ministry and their basic organizational structure.
2. How to teach EFL to adults, including
      a. How to place students in the proper fluency level classroom 
      b. How to Lesson Plan using professionally written curriculum 
      c. How to introduce new vocabulary & sentences using new vocabulary 
      d. How to get the students to generate their own sentences 
3. How to build authentic relationships with your students 


You do not need to speak the language of your students  or be a professional teacher to be a volunteer EFL Teacher. All you need to do is speak English and love Jesus and we can teach you the rest. This training is interactive. During the training you will practice the skills that you are learning, create two lesson plans for different fluency levels and come away excited to serve the Lord through EFL Ministry.

In addition to being a great training for new EFL Volunteers, this is a great training for experienced EFL Volunteers to refresh their skills and be encouraged.

If you have any questions about the training, please contact Nancy Booher at nbooher@pcanet.org or 410-868-3025.  For more information and resources, please go to our website:  www.pcamna.org/esl-ministries.

Updated on September 10, 2021

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