Free Community English Language Learning Classes

TESOL Department

March 16, 2023

At Multnomah, it is our mission to equip Christian students to become servant leaders. Our students and professors engage in community service throughout the year, and our TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) students get to serve our community using their skills, training, and gifting.

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Every Wednesday during our Fall and Spring semesters, Multnomah offers free community ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages). These classes are designed to meet language needs in our community while providing Multnomah’s TESOL students a supervised teaching experience in authentic English language learning classrooms. They also provide opportunity to engage in reciprocal hospitality as we delight in getting to know our linguistically diverse neighbors.

Since 2008, these classes have served over 1,200 English language learners from more than 70 different language backgrounds. Through this program, Multnomah’s student-teachers deliver excellence in language instruction as they work with a faculty mentor to design customized lessons to meet language needs in our local community. Classes are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced language learners. All are welcome to come to learn and practice English together.

“For our TESOL programs, Wednesday evenings are the best part of our week!  We get to open up our doors and welcome our neighbors into our classrooms and our hearts.  We get to exchange stories and laughter while practicing language and enjoying multicultural hospitality.  We get to be both teachers and learners who experience education and growth together.”

Kristyn Kidney
M.A. Assistant Professor and Chair
TESOL Director, Master of Arts in TESOL

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If you have a heart for service and a passion for language, teaching, and travel, pursuing one of our TESOL programs is a great step toward achieving your career and ministry goals. With undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs available online or on-campus, TESOL at Multnomah will prepare you to step confidently into a space of service and hospitality toward language learners.

Registration for community ESOL is currently closed and will open back up in August for the Fall semester. Bookmark your calendar, and head to the site below when registration opens!

Register Here

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