Learning English at Bruen Chapel

Summer 2019 Semester

No pre-registration necessary!  Classes are $10 for the whole semester.  We will focus on conversation.

Class Dates: Tuesday nights, May 7 – June 11
Class Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Please email fairfax.esl@gmail.com with any questions.

Semestre de Verano 2019 

No hay que registrar antes.  Cuesta $10 por la semestre entera.  Enfocamos en conversación.

Fechas de Clase: Martes por la noche, 7 de mayo hasta 11 de junio
Class Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Favor de mandar un correo electrónico a fairfax.esl@gmail.com si tiene preguntas.

Want to Help?  We Love Volunteers!

Bruen Chapel’s English classes are an all-volunteer production.  Volunteer teachers and assistants commit to teach one night a week for approximately 10 weeks (the average length of a semester).  The table below gives a brief overview of different volunteer roles.

Role Task Time Commitment
Teacher Create lesson plans, teach the class, and communicate with co-teacher; ESLIM teacher training completion is preferred One night per week for the course of the ~10 week semester
Teacher’s assistant Assist teacher in class facilitation; coordinate specific lessons/activities Preferably one night per week for the course of the ~10 week semester
Substitute teacher Fill in for teachers On call position requested as needed
Registration Assistant Help students fill out paperwork, assess oral proficiency to determine class level, and write receipts Two hours during registration night
Greeter/classroom escort Help students find their classrooms on the first few nights of class Approximately 1.5 hours; only needed the first week of class
Snack provider Set out and clean up break time snacks and beverages

Are you are interested in volunteering with us or in learning English through our program? Please contact our ESL coordinator at Fairfax.esl@gmail.com for more details.

About Our Program 

Since 2011, Bruen Chapel has been a proud member of English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries (ESLIM), an umbrella organization for a network of Northern Virginia churches offering ESL programs.  The overarching ESLIM organization supports our program by offering new and refresher teacher training, multilingual advertising, and other administrative support.

ESLIM’s mission is to “promote and support the teaching of English to adult immigrants of all nationalities in Northern Virginia and welcome their active participation in our community.”  Bruen Chapel supports this aim by offering low cost English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at least twice per year during spring and fall.  We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced level classes to help increase the proficiency of adult students from all over the world.  Depending on student interest and volunteer availability/skills, we have also offered shorter courses to help ESL students improve in targeted areas like pronunciation and conversation.