We Welcome the World Through Caring Relationships and English Instruction
The Language Institute at UPC seeks to make God’s love visible to refugees, immigrants, and other newcomers to our area by:
+ Providing morning and evening ESL/ELL classes at UPC
+ Equipping volunteers to lead and assist classes
+ Providing practicum opportunities for TESOL and TEFL students
+ Partnering with other organizations to offer ESL/ELL programs
+ Offering an English for the Bible class and Godly Play for Language Learners
Spring Quarter, March 26 - May 31
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Core Classes (5 Levels)10am-Noon, $100/quarter
A class for proficient speakers. Take your fluency to a higher level! Email Valerie for an interview.
10-11:30am, $30 for 10 classes
Mondays: Morning News with Austin
Build skills to discuss international, national, and local news.
11:30-1, $30 for 10 classes
Tuesdays and Thursdays: Bring Your Baby
Mom + Dad, bring your not-yet-walking infant for storytime, speech, and 10 ways to learn English.
Wednesdays: English for the Bible
Evening Classes: Skill Building Classes
6:30-8pm, $30 for 10 classes
Wednesdays: More Than Fun & Games - Building Skills for Social Communication. Relax and have fun in this class. $5 meal is served at 6pm!
Teachers: Nick & Eric
Thursdays: Seattle 101 - Building Skills for a Social Life in Seattle. This class will include fun activities, eating out, a free tour, and a service project. You will learn about Seattle history, geography, and companies!
It's Language Institute's 35th Birthday!
We have reached our $10,000 goal! If you wish to give more, please donate here and choose "Language Institute Matching Campaign" in the dropdown menu.GIVE TODAY
Be a Part of the Language Institute
Volunteer teachers, tutors, and assistants are needed to help carry out the mission of the LI. Serve once a week at UPC or in the community; training and opportunities to build community are offered. No experience is necessary, just a patient, caring attitude!
Classroom teacher–Teach an ESL/ELL class one morning or one evening per week; plan lessons, coordinate with staff on curriculum.
Classroom assistant–Assist in an ESL/ELL class one morning or one evening per week.
Godly Play– Tell gospel stories for language learners.
Home tutor–Work one-to-one with a student in their home. Materials provided.
Advisory council member–Pray and plan for this ministry.
Snack provider–Bring snacks once or twice per month to serve to ESL/ELL students during class breaks.VOLUNTEER