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WELCOME TO THE ESL PROGRAM

SERVING ADULT STUDENTS IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS SINCE 2004

 

Would you like to learn English?

Serving since 2004, the English as a Second Language Program at Connell Baptist Church (CBC) is a ministry that serves our international community. Free English and Citizenship Classes for adults at proficiency levels from beginner to advanced are offered Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8.p.m . They focus on social interaction, vocabulary, conversation, and reading comprehension. The Citizenship class provides you with all knowledge and training to take and pass USCIS test to become a USA citizen. Free childcare (6 months - 17 years old) is available at no cost. Classes are held at Connell Baptist Church 4736 Bryce Ave Fort Worth, Texas 76107
 
Have questions or need more information? Interested in volunteer teaching opportunities? Contact Program Director, Josefina Chavez 817-559-5480; 817-732-3321 or e-mail us at connell@connellchurch.org
  

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAM?

In 2003, our leaders became aware of the need for an ESL program to serve the residents of Tarrant County. We spent that year securing funding, observing other successful ESL programs, praying, and building excitement for this ministry within our congregation. English classes began in January 2004 at the church, later on we added citizenship classes Individual students often receive help, as needed, with supplemental food, small construction projects, solving utility issues, translating important documents, obtaining a driver license, completing immigration forms, and referrals for medical and other family issues.
 
After starting with three teachers, a handful of church volunteers and about 40 students, the program now averages 85 to 120 students a year. While the students represent over 10 countries, most use Spanish as their first language. Students are assisted by our volunteer teachers who are all certified and trained to teach English as a Second Language. Learning levels are structured from beginner to advanced..emphasizing in conversation. Prospective students are interviewed during registration periods to determine their placement level. The interview consists of a verbal and writing placement tests to determine the student’s current capability with English. The students are placed in one of our three levels. We offer open registration all year round, and we run the same schedule as FWISD. Classes start second week of September and end third week of May.
 
Child care is offered at no cost so that parents are able to attend classes. Our child care program provides a learning environment for the children. The program is supported by the Church's many caring volunteers.
 

HISPANIC GROUP MINISTRY

This group was originally designed to provide a place where students of the ESL program, to whom their teachers ministered to and who subsequently became believers, could be discipled and would be made to feel welcome into the family of God.
 

Spanish Bible Study

The group has grown to have its own Bible Fellowship department, and they offer Spanish language bible education every Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
 

Worship Service

The group also leads an All Spanish worship service the first Sunday of each month; from 11:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
 

Sermons Translated

Second, third, and fourth Sundays of each month Hispanic group is part of CBC collective worship services; where all sermons are translated to Spanish language, group is able to listen thru radio transmitter headphones.
 

Prayer Meetings

Group also has a prayer meeting every Thursday 7:00 p.m. They have a few minutes of worship, short testimonies of what God is doing, petitions, and prayer.
 
If you are interested in volunteering with our program (Teaching ESL classes, childcare, donating snacks/food, etc) or attending one of our services, contact us at 817-732-3321 or e-mail us at connell@connellchurch.org
 
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