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”.