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Upcoming ESL Training Events

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Regular ESL Teacher Training

MNA offers a 12-hour training to get you started in ESL ministry. You can either request a training at your church or check to see if there is one scheduled near you. They are normally done on a Friday night and all day Saturday.

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.

Professional Development Training

Teaching English Language Learners Professional Development Workshop has been developed for experienced church-based ESL teachers. It is a half day workshop to help learn and share new ideas for classroom activities, lesson planning, and evangelism-discipleship.

Prerequisites: This course is for teachers who have completed the MNA ESL training workshop at least twice and have at least two years of experience teaching in a church-based ESL program.

2021 ESL 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.

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.)


April 23-26 on Zoom

               Friday                   April 23, 2021                6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

               Saturday              April 24, 2021                9:00 am to 1:00 PM

               Sunday                April 25, 2021              2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

               Monday               April 26, 2021              6:00 pm to 9:30 pm


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

In-Person Training

For questions or to register, contact  Nancy Booher, nbooher@pcanet.org             410-868-3025

Professional Development Training

Events will be listed as information becomes available. For a list of all MNA events, click here. Questions about an ESL training event? Contact Nancy Booher at nbooher@pcanet.org.

Instructions for Scheduling an ESL Training

Updated on March 29, 2021

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