ESL – English as a Second Language

Pastor Inthava Inthisane really believes in the need for our church to teach English to our Burmese arrivals.  He sees this as a key to our outreach, ministry and service with the Burmese.   Last December, our First Wesleyan Church began an ESL class for the Burmese arrivals.   Each Sunday morning about 40 people are learning to speak English under the leadership of Kay McMurphy and Cynthia Poole.  Last Sunday they were studying vocabulary for fruits and vegetables.   At the end they gave away the fruit (you need to ask someone about the fruit that flew).  The room has four tables where they work in groups of 8 to 10 learning English.  If God is calling you to be more involved with the Burmese, come by Room 220 at 9:15 AM on Sunday morning and ask how you you can help.

In addition Biak Cin Thang has begun teaching ESL in the community.  He is doing a class on Wed and Thur nights at his house on Asheboro Street, then on Monday and Tuesday at the William and Mary Apartments on Hamilton.  Last week he taught them the question words, “Why, What, When, & Who”.

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on August 11, 2008, in A-B, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. A great site for ESL students is AIDtoCHILDREN.com.

    AIDtoCHILDREN.com is a dual-purpose site for building an English
    vocabulary and raising money for under privileged children in the most
    impoverished places around the world.

    Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

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