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ESL: English for Speakers of other Languages

ESL: English for Speakers of other Languages

Come learn English among friends!

Join us for beginner, intermediate, and advanced English classes at VRBC during the school year! Class and childcare (for children through age five) are free; you will only be asked to pay for the textbook ($30). For more information about our ESL program, please contact Arthur Mendes at esl@vrbc.net or call the church office at 972-304-8722.

ESL Class Schedule:

Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am

Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Important Dates for 2019-2020 School Year*:

Sept 4       ESL Registration
Sept 5       ESL Registration
Sept 9       First Day of ESL Classes – Monday/Thursday program
Sept 11      First Day of ESL Classes – Wednesday program
Oct 14        No ESL (Columbus Day holiday)
Nov 25/28     No ESL (Thanksgiving holiday)
Dec 12          Christmas Store volunteer opportunity for ESL students

Jan 6              First Day of ESL Spring Classes – Monday/Thursday program
Jan 8              First Day of ESL Spring Classes. Wednesday program
Jan 20            No ESL (MLK holiday)
Feb 17             No ESL
Mar 9/12       No ESL (Spring Break)
Apr 13            No ESL (Coppell ISD Professional Development Day)
May 13           Last Day of ESL Classes – Wednesday program
May 14           Last Day of ESL Classes – Monday/Thursday program

*We follow the Coppell ISD schedule. In cases of inclement weather, we will not have  ESL class if Coppell ISD cancels school.

 Attending Class for the First Time:

The first time you attend, you may want to arrive a few minutes early, around 9:15 or 9:20 am. If you have children, childcare for infants through two-year-olds is downstairs in the Children’s Ministry area (to the right after entering the north entrance of the church), and childcare for two- through five-year-olds is upstairs. A staff member will be able to help you find the right classroom. Please bring anything your child might need: bag with name on it, diapers, wipes, or even a bottle or small snack. You will sign in your child’s name and make a name tag to be placed on the back of the child’s shirt for identification. There will be two adults with your child at all times. Once your child is safely in their care, you may head upstairs for class.

Classes are held in the upstairs classrooms on the east side of the building. You don’t need to prepare anything for the class. If you have not already registered for ESL, our ESL Coordinator will greet you upon your arrival and will help you register and determine which class is most appropriate for you. You can purchase the textbook, and the ESL Coordinator will introduce you to your new teacher. Enjoy your class!

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