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English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are a ministry of Vineyard Columbus. We are dedicated to equipping refugees and immigrants with teaching which increases their functional grasp of the English language in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. We offer a more relaxed Summer Program, with our regular program kicking off this fall in September.

Fall 2023

ESL Fall Program

Mon, Wed, & Fri | begins September 11, 2023-May 2024 | 10am
| begins September 12, 2023-May 2024 | 7pm
Vineyard Community Center

Our Fall Program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10am (no childcare) and Tuesdays at 7pm (free childcare through Vineyard Community Center)  The cost is FREE, however some books are required which range in price from $13-40 each.  Assessments and registration are required and done in-person. See below for assessment dates and times (no appointment necessary). Registration will be completed after the assessment.  Plan on spending between 60-90 minutes for this process. Please email us or call 614-259-5369 with any further questions.

Daytime Assessments:
Mon, Wed, & Fri | August 14-30 | 10am

Evening  Assessments:
Tue | August 15 - September 5 | 7pm

Serving Opportunities

Interest Meeting

July 25 | 7-8:30pm
Vineyard Columbus, 2nd Floor Ministry Center

This is a relaxed opportunity for potential volunteers to hear about the ESL program, ask questions, and share ideas about how you might best serve.  So many options are available!  Teachers are always our greatest area of need (certification not necessary).  Listen to our current volunteers talk about their amazing and sometimes surprising experiences with the program.

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Save the Date for Upcoming Volunteer Trainings

August 1 | 7-8:30pm and August 8 | 7-8:30pm
Vineyard Community Center, 2nd Floor

Volunteers need only to be willing to love our international friends in practical ways by serving in the following areas:  

  • Greeters: Our ESL students are eager to interact with people who enjoy giving warm smiles and speaking welcoming words as they enter the classroom.  
  • Teachers: If you have a heart for internationals and enjoy teaching, we need volunteers to teach and assist in our daytime classes on Mon, Wed, Fri from 10-11:30am, and Tuesday evening ESL classes from 7-8:30pm.  
  • Conversation Table Leaders: We have a vibrant ESL program and are always seeking volunteers to assist as conversation facilitators on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9-10am.
  • Sewing Teacher: A curriculum is already established and available to teach.  We are looking for a skilled sewer who is interested in sharing their love of sewing!