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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 (about $20). For more information about our ESL program, please contact ESL Coordinator Jay Bischoff at or call the church office at 972-304-8722.

ESL Class Schedule:

Classes – Mondays, 9:30 to 11:00 am and Thursdays, 9:30 to 11:00 am
Bible Study – Thursday, immediately following class

Important Dates for 2017-2018 School Year*:

Sept 7              ESL Registration
Sept 11            First Day of ESL Classes
Oct 9                No ESL (Columbus Day holiday)
Nov 20/23        No ESL (Thanksgiving holiday)
Dec 7               No ESL (Christmas Store volunteer opportunity)
Dec 14             Last Day of ESL Classes

Jan 8               First Day of ESL Classes
Jan 15             No ESL (MLK holiday)
Feb 19             No ESL
Mar 12/15        No ESL (Spring Break)
May 17            Last Day of ESL Classes

*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 Student Ministry area on the west 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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