English as a Second Language (ESL)



Briarwood Presbyterian Church offers a weekly adult English as a Second Language class (ESL) for students from more than 17 countries. Our classes are taught by trained volunteers who love working with internationals. We have specific level classes, conversation classes, and a variety of activities during the semester. Classes are free, and textbooks cost only $10. These classes and activities are a great opportunity to practice English in a relaxed environment. If you are not sure what level of English you have, we have a placement test that is available when you arrive. Classes may contain Christian content.



Monday and Wednesday FREE English Classes 

Come join us for a special summer focused on learning pronunciation and practicing conversations. We will have trained teachers at each table to lead the different conversations, and you can choose what topic you want to practice that week; for example, doctors appointments, southern culture, family, and more! Even if you are a beginner, we will make sure you have what you need to learn the vocabulary and practice speaking.

• June 27, 29 and July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
• 10 to 11:30am at Briarwood Presbyterian Church- room # G101
• Nursery available for kids under 6- please register your children here

Cannot come to classes but still want to be involved in our community? We will have some Thursday lunches at parks this summer to gather and children are always welcome to join! Bring your own lunch and come by between 11:30 and 1pm.

May 19 and June 2 – Homewood Central Park

July 7 and August 4th-  Veterans Park    



Do you want to learn more about the Bible and practice your English? We are offering a small group Bible Discussion for English learners as one of the table options on Monday and Wednesday mornings this Spring! Email Caroline to request more information.


Fall 2022 classes start in September! 

• Monday mornings 10 to 11:45am and Wednesday nights 6:30 to 8pm



If you would like to volunteer or teach ESL with us, contact Caroline. We would be glad to share more information about our program, help you find the best way to get started, and train you in teaching.

Contact: Caroline Brown (Director): cbrown@briarwood.org or Jenny Allen (assistant): bio@briarwood.org

We look forward to seeing you there!

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