Sunday classes:

Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced level classes are in recess during the build project until mid 2018.

Details

11am – 12.30pm
Easy English Bible Study

NewHope has been offering English classes for people in our local community since July 2012.  At first there were three classes and now nine classes are offered each Sunday, with 70-80 people attending each week.

Our Students

Students range from young adults to grandparents and cover absolute beginners to reasonably competent English speakers. Approximately 70% of students are Chinese, 10-20% are Persian and there are often small numbers from several Asian countries.

Our Team

The ESL team consists of 20+ volunteers. It includes team members with teaching and/or ESL qualifications including TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and some members have undertaken the AMES tutoring program. Our classes are small and include native speakers and assistants to enhance learning.

Classes

English classes run primarily on Sunday mornings during school terms with various levels of learning. Running classes parallel to the 9.00a.m. and 11.00a.m NewHope church services means that Kids Church is available for any students who’d like to or need to bring their children. There is also a Monday morning ESL mainly music group.

Holidays and Culture

As students learn we also incorporate many celebrations introducing Australian culture, holidays and traditions. For example; New Year, Labour Day, Easter and Christmas, Mother’s Day, Queen’s Birthday as well as Footy Day, Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day provide interest and fun. Food plays a big part in these celebrations with special morning teas on many days.

Note: Kids Church is available for any students who’d like to or need to bring their children at 9am.

mainly music

Monday morning mainly music includes an English learning component encouraging families to attend where the parent or carer has English as their second language. A comfortable and encouraging environment is provided to assist their language learning. ESL team members help facilitate the learning.