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
December Matching Campaign!
LI is excited to announce our 35th Birthday and a December Matching opportunity. Generous donors have pooled $10,000 to be matched dollar for dollar during the month of December. This is your opportunity to have your year-end donation to the Language Institute doubled!
Every person who donates $100 or more towards the match will be entered to win gift a certificate: REI $100 or Canlis Restaurant dinner for 2!There are 2 ways to give:
January 4 - March 8
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 levels, $100/quarter
Wednesdays: English for the Bible, Free!
January 8 - March 8
Mondays, Oops! What's happened? Building Skills for Finding and Fixing Miscommunication, $30/quarter
Teachers: Kristina & Emily
Tuesdays, Book & Movies - Building Skills for Social Discussion, $30/quarter
Teachers: Jerry & Megan
Wednesdays, Fun & Games - Building Skills for Social Communication, $30/quarter
Teachers: Nick & Kate
Thursdays, Seattle 101 - Building Skills for a Social Life in Seattle, $30/quarter
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