english as a second language
We offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes throughout the year at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Our classes are led by trained volunteers who have faithfully committed to sowing into the education of others needing to learn English or those seeking to advance their English-speaking abilities. Our church has a heart for refugees and immigrants, and it is our desire to be a friend to foreigners in the United States. We are excited to help those in our community learn and grow. Three Rivers Church welcomes anyone with a desire to learn English.
Our three different class levels are designed according to the following language skill/ability:
- Beginner – for those speaking little to no English
- Intermediate – for those knowing some English, basic conversation
- Advanced – conversation, competent with the language, seeking to refine skills
The ESL program at Three Rivers Church meets during the week and generally follows the calendar of the public school system with holiday and summer breaks. The ESL program includes about 24 lessons throughout the year. Currently, classes meet on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30PM. A class schedule/calendar will be provided when participants come to class. Three Rivers Church asks for a $20.00 donation for the year-long program; however, no person will be turned away for monetary reasons. Resources and materials will be provided throughout the year to help each learner.
Open registration for the 2022-2023 ESL program will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. The first day of class for the 2022-2023 ESL program will be on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Classes are hosted at Three Rivers Church, located at 101 Miller Street, St. Marys, GA 31558.
Participants are encouraged to use the main entrance to the church as child and youth activities will be occurring at the other church entrance. Registration will remain open throughout the program year. New learners are are always welcome and encouraged to join the program even if we’ve already started.