Language Institute at UPC

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
+ Bible Stories and Bible Studies


Pre-Registration for Fall 2018

Tuesday and Thursday Core Classes, 10-12, starting Tuesday, September 25

Core Classes ($100)

Core Classes AND Childcare ($300)

See the sample quarter below! We'll have more information about additional classes by August.


Sample Quarter

Fall Quarter starts September 24th. Look for updates at the end of August!



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.

Snack provider–Bring snacks once or twice per month to serve to ESL/ELL students during class breaks.