ESL Classes at OLR Make a Difference!
We are challenged by Father Brendan and Father Angelo to live our faith every day. Recently the focus question has been on how many lives have we changed? Serving as a volunteer teacher in the ESL classes at Our Lady of Refuge will change many lives. Can you imagine how this experience will change your life? What a gift you will be giving yourself!
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30, ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are taught at Our Lady of Refuge. The first term is from September through December. The students are adult Spanish and Vietnamese speakers. An experienced lead teacher will teach the class assisted by volunteers. Lessons are guided by “Side by Side” by Pearson – Longman.
We are looking for volunteers to help one night a week in these classes. Your responsibility would be working with small groups of students. No experience is necessary, but knowledge of Spanish or Vietnamese is helpful. A training class will be offered on Tuesday, September 1st. Based on your experience, an appropriate class placement will be found for you.
Pray about the challenge that is being offered to you! Consider all the aspects of the commitment. For more information, click here and you will be connected with Valerie Orsley. Valerie is a Holy Spirit parishioner who has been involved with this program for four years and organizes all the volunteers. She will be able to answer any of your questions.