You're welcome to join at any time!
Come as much as you can, when you can.
Classes are FREE and No Registration Required!
For weekly classes, go inside the church's main entrance and follow signs to the classrooms.
For the Sunday class, the Coffeehouse entrance is directly across from the church's main entrance.
If you're not sure how to get started, send ESL Coordinator Ben Allin an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so he knows to expect you.
Then show up for one of our classes or events, and our coordinators will help you out! First-timers will be interviewed by someone on the team so we can place you in the right learning group. We offer classes at three levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Learn more about the differences below.
If you require a ride to one of the classes, you may contact Ben Allin by text at 770-545-9859 at least a day in advance.
We have transported people from areas close to the church, including Emory Campuses, Villa International, Highland Lakes, Kaldis Depot and more, so please call ahead to ensure availability.
If you're driving yourself, drive to the church and park in the large, main parking lot. (There is also a MARTA bus stop right in front of the church.) From the parking lot, follow the signs and banners towards the church's main entrance.
If you require childcare (up to age 9) during weekday evening classes, text Ben Allin (770-545-9859) at least a day in advance.
If you require childcare during the Sunday morning class, there is nursery and children's Bible classes provided by the Intown Community Church Children's Ministry in the main church building.
**Please note** that on the first Tuesday and Thursday of every month, we won't have classes but we will meet in the Intown Coffeehouse for special events. And on the first Sunday of every month, we will have brunch and group discussions.
Group 1 is for lowest and beginner English Language Learners who can’t communicate in conversations with full sentences.
Class time will focus on building basic vocabulary and practicing basic expressions.
Group 2 is for low and high intermediate English Language Learners. English Language Learners who can communicate in conversations in full sentences but with frequent grammar mistakes and vocabulary gaps.
Class time will primarily focus on volunteer-facilitated English Language Learner discussions in pairs using active listening about various topics. Volunteers will introduce topics and help explain the vocabulary and questions and model answers and offer direct correction often on repeated mistakes. As we infuse more of a Peace Education focus into our program, we will experiment this year with focusing on values and story-telling activities.
Group 3 is for advanced English Language Learners who can engage in extended conversations about a wide variety of topics but with some grammar mistakes and vocabulary gaps.
Class time will primarily focus on helping English Language Learners build American cultural language awareness as in the study of idioms, expressions, current events, and cultural events. Exploration and discussion of American cultures should be done in small groups with the frequent use of active listening by both volunteers and members, This year we will be more intentional about infusing Peace Education into the class activities.
SUNDAY MORNING ONE-ON-ONE
Come to the Intown Coffeehouse on Sunday mornings to practice and grow in cross-cultural communication through one-on-one conversations as part of the Intown4Peace Cultural Ambassador program. We try to pair one American with one person from another country, for mutual learning.