Two women in a classroom learning English

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.

Summer 2024

ESL Summer Program

Beginner classes

Wed, & Fri | June 5-July 31, 2024 | 10-11:30am

No registration required, Classes are free, workbook is $17. No childcare is provided.

Conversation Hour

Wed, & Fri | June 5-July 31, 2024 | 10-11:30am

No registration required. Men & women meet separately. All levels welcome.

Fall registration

July 22 - 31 | Vineyard Community Center
Mon, Wed, & Fri at 10am | Tue & Thu at 7pm

No documentation or ID needed. Call the number below for details.

Please email us or call 614-259-5369 with any further questions about any of these programs.

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!