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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.)

Dates:

May 14-17 on Zoom

               Friday                   May 14, 2021                6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

               Saturday              May 15, 2021                9:00 am to 1:00 PM

               Sunday                May 16, 2021              2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

               Monday               May 17, 2021              6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

June 18 – 22

               Friday                   June 18, 2021                6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

               Saturday              June 19, 2021                9:00 am to 1:00 PM

               Sunday                FATHER’S DAY NO CLASSES

               Monday               June 21, 2021              6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

               Tuesday               June 22, 2021              6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

****Important***

             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

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Training

This training is intended only for those that will teach English overseas.  To register, they need to e-mail me at nbooher@pcanet.org.

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 May 4, 2021

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