By Diana Bridges
The world has come to San Antonio and now it’s coming to our church. After months of dreaming and planning, ESL at Woodland is a reality. On Monday of week one, fourteen students from seven countries came in for the placement test. They’ve been divided into three classes and the learning (for all of us) has begun. The group includes an Italian chef and a Polish country and western singer, so we expect to have excellent food and entertainment at our first potluck. (It’s on March 27th at noon and you’re all invited!)
If you’re interested in being involved, we could use three or four more teachers, floaters to welcome and register new students, as well as to interact with students when they’re not in class, and conversation partners to give students a little extra English practice during the week. We’re also accepting snack donations.
I’m so thankful for everyone who came to training, to the four teachers who have already begun, and the two who are willing to teach evening classes when the time comes. None of this would be happening without you. Thanks also to a very supportive and encouraging church staff.