English Classes

Village ESOL offers language classes to engage and connect the multicultural groups in our community. As one of the most diverse areas in the state, Washington County is home to immigrants, refugees, temporary professionals, migrant workers, spouses of visiting scholars and many more. All are welcome at Village ESOL to practice English and share their cultures. Our vision is dedicated to active outreach through educational activities focused on language development and cultural understanding. These activities help learners and volunteers realize their God-given potential as uniquely gifted individuals.

Class Information

Village ESOL offers English classes for adults. Childcare is available for ages 0-4 years.

Cost:

$20/person for each session (fall, winter, spring).
$15/child for childcare (ages 0-4)
$30/year for textbook

Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 pm.

For more information email Denny Willwert.

Student Registration

Two ways to register for Fall term:

1. Online Registration

Online registration will start August 20, 2018 and end October 4, 2018. Click on the following link to go to the registration form: Student Online Registration. Students new to Village ESOL will need to take a placement test on September 11 or 13, 2018 – arrive at Village Baptist Church between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. Please bring payment receipt.

2. In-person Registration and Placement Testing

In-person registration and placement testing will occur:
Fall term: Registration and placement testing: September 11 or 13, 2018
Please arrive at Village Baptist Church between 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM
Location: Lower Lobby of Worship Center
Village Baptist Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton OR 97005

Payments made at this time must be made by check or cash only.

ESOL Volunteer Information

Village ESOL provides volunteers with opportunities to“Live the Gospel” as we serve neighbors who want to focus on improving their English language skills. There are a variety of ways you can participate.

How to Get Involved

Review the Volunteer Opportunities below. Decide which would be a good fit for your gifts and schedule.

Consider observing a class or participating as a Registration Volunteer. This will give you a chance to see outreach in action, who participates and whether or not this service is a good fit for your interests and gifts.

Complete a Volunteer Application (Online) . Childcare volunteers must also consent to a background check, which is available through the main office or the Program Director.

Meet with the Program Director. Other steps in the process include an application review, contact with your references, a facilities tour and orientation. If there is a good fit between program needs and volunteer interests, an assignment may be offered. If all volunteer positions are full, an applicant may be encouraged to apply for future sessions.

Hospitality Team

Gifts: Giving aid, serving, help, encouragement

Activities: Welcome students, set up the break room and hospitality tables, prepare beverages and snacks, clean up after break time, extend hospitality during special events, encourage and pray for students, teachers and leadership.

Teaching Volunteers

Gifts: Administration, compassion, exhortation

Activities: Teach, plan and prepare lessons (or assist with any or all of these activities) using established curriculum, have a passion for helping adult immigrants and refugees, and attend on-going training. Teaching assistants help as needed, substitute when a teacher is unavailable, facilitate student group work, take attendance and distribute information to students as needed. Classroom responsibilities may be shared as agreed among teachers. All classroom volunteers should encourage and pray for students, co-volunteers and leadership.

Administration Team

Gifts: Giving aid, compassion, help

Activities: Greet new students, facilitate the registration process, converse with waiting registrants, be available 3 or 4 times a year during registration, especially as the session begins. Attend registration-related trainings, encourage and pray for students, teachers and leadership.

Childcare Assistant

Gifts: Giving aid, compassion, help

Activities: Assist nursery staff with infants, toddlers and pre-school-age children. Volunteers must complete a back-ground check and VBC childcare training during the first session of service. Encourage and pray for student parents, teachers and leadership.