ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS
September 7-December 7 2023
FUMC Allen’s free English Conversation Class taught by Rev Justin Noh resumes on Thursday September 7 at 7:00pm in S207/211.
The mission of this program is to support immigrants by offering a conversation class, a support system, and opportunities for community. This mission comes out of our identity as a Christian community, and we believe that to welcome the immigrant is to welcome God (Matthew 25:38).
An English Conversation Class, or ECC, provides an opportunity for non-native English speakers to practice their English communication skills in a safe and supportive environment. This courses is designed for adults who want to use and improve their speaking and listening skills.
The class will follow the Allen ISD school schedule and will not meet the week of Fall Break (October 12) and Thanksgiving (November 23).
Questions? Email Justin at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the register button above to enroll.
Adult volunteers are needed for this program. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Adam Lubbers, AdamL@fumcallen.org. A volunteer training session is scheduled soon.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the difference between English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Conversation Class (ECC)?
A: The goal of ESL is to increase English skills in reading, writing, and grammar. The purpose of ECC is to help in real-life situations through speaking and listening activities. In comparison, ECC is less common and harder to find.
Q: Is EEC free?
A: Yes! This class is free.
Q: What does FUMC Allen provide for ECC?
A: FUMC Allen provides directions, a place to meet, Native-English speaker volunteers, and printed copies of each week’s materials. Occasionally, treats such as tea, coffee, candy, snacks, or game prizes may be offered!
Q: Do volunteers need teaching licenses? What do they do?
A: ECC volunteers are not teachers but small group leaders who can speak English proficiently. Our volunteers lead the group so that participants can have a balanced conversation in a small group.
- 10-15 minutes: Free conversations, ice breakers, and announcements
- 50-60 minutes: Small group conversation with native speaker volunteer
- 10-15 minutes: Public speaking and sharing
- 5-10 minutes: Introduction of next week’s topic and blessings