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English As A Second Language (ESL)

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.  The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born.  Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.  I am the Lord your God.”” – Leviticus 19:33-32 

Mission:  To serve the immigrant population of Orange County through English education and relationship building.

Values:

  1. REPRESENT: Represent Christ and Mariners Church while welcoming immigrants.
  2. QUALITY & CONSISTENCY:  Present quality and consistent English learning lessons and experiences.
  3. RELEVANCE:  Be relevant to those we are serving, adapting to their needs, and providing cultural guidance.
  4. COMMUNITY:  Develop lasting relationship and contributing towards a sense of community of mutual interest and support.

Students | Volunteers

New Students


Our ESL classes help adults acquire the English language skills they need for daily living and to build friendships with native speakers.

WINTER 2019 SEMESTER – January 17 – May 23

We currently have three classes to choose from:

 

MORNING SESSION – 9:30am-11:30am
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AFTERNOON SESSION – 4:30pm-6:30pm
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EVENING SESSION – 6:30pm-8:30pm
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Volunteer Opportunities



We are blessed to live in a multicultural community. Many individuals and families move to Orange County from other countries for educational, economic and/or business opportunities. Through English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, we are able to engage these individuals, inviting them into a church community while also helping to meet some practical, everyday needs. Learn more about volunteering as an ESL tutor and being a reflection of Christ as you help people learn the English language! Training provided, no experience necessary, additional tutors are always needed and may apply year round.

Additional Information:

  • Classes meet every Thursday
  • No more than 8 students per tutor
  • Levels of teaching range from beginner to advanced
  • No experience is necessary to be a tutor
  • The official ESL tutor training (required) will be available online through the South Coast Literacy Council (2hrs). Textbook provided: Side by Side

ESL Volunteer Application

New Tutor Interest Meeting – Jan 6, 2019

Meet our team and allow us an opportunity to on-board you into the ESL Community.  The best part about serving in our ESL Ministry…you don’t need to speak any other language to be a successful tutor. All you have to do is show up with a servants heart and the Lord will take care of the rest.
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Next Information Meeting & Orientation – Jan 10, 2019

Please join us for a one day ESL training event. Whether you chose to serve as a tutor, assist with check-in, or just to be a part of the ESL fellowship and community…we would love to see you.  We are excited to offer practical teaching & community-building tips. Connect & brainstorm with fellow volunteers who will be teaching at your same level. 
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Meet The Team


Andy Brosche
Community Center Director
[email protected]

Peggy McAllister
ESL Lead Volunteer