“ESL are letters that represent a compassionate way to accelerate the Great Commission at home – helping immigrants, refugees, international students, and international business people learn English,” says Jay Bell, director of Internationals USA.
“English as a Second Language allows you to engage the nations in a relational way in order to plant and water seeds of the gospel.”
On three weekends in March and April, individuals have an opportunity to receive quality ESL training through the Institute for Cross-Cultural Training (ICCT), a division of Wheaton College, at Grace Church, a Grace Brethren church in Powell, Ohio.
The Ohio program provides 30 hours of ESL training. The sessions will be held March 19-20, April 9-10, and April 30-May 1, beginning on Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., and continuing on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A certificate will be awarded upon completion. View the topics on the Web at wheaton.edu/bgc/ICCT/courses/ReachOut.htm.
Cost for the weekend is $250 for registration on or before March 1, 2010, or $275 for registration after March 1. A $50 non-refundable fee, which counts as a desposit toward the total amount, is due upon registration.
The fees include textbook and all materials, three CD-ROMs, and lunches on Saturdays.
Jay and his wife, Jan, participated in the ESL training on the Wheaton College campus. “We cannot brag enough on the training … on the professors,” exclaims Bell. He stresses that with this training, an individual will be thoroughly equipped with practical training on how to teach English to the nations living in a community.