Class Schedule to Learn English

En la ciudad de Chattanooga se ofrecen clases de ingles en varios lugares e iglesias.
Aquí es el horario de unas de las clases y la información para inscribir en ellas.

Classes vary in level of study. There is constant enrollment.
Most classes run from September through May.

Underscored classes are funded by the Hamilton County Baptist Association.

Sunday (domingo)

New City -- East Lake
2903 E 37th Street

New City Fellowship Church
2424 East 3rd Street -- Wing

Crosspath at East Ridge
4201 Ringgold Road

Brainerd Baptist Church
BX Building, 2nd Floor

Ridgeview Baptist Church (Gym)
6 N. Moore Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Woodland Park Baptist Church
6735 Standifer Gap Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Citizenship Class -- 6:00 PM
Izzette Torres

4:00 - 5:30 PM

4:00 - 6:00 PM

4:00 - 5:30 PM

5:00 - 7:00 PM

3:30 PM

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Eunice Mendoza

Lindsey Hackman

Kay Marlar

David Wiley
Church 624-2606

Sandra Thomas

Holly Lillie
Aimee Taylor

Monday (lunes)

Grace Baptist Church
Shallowford & Jenkins Road

7:00 PM

Lynda Shenefield 238-6764
Alicia Snyder 344-3476

Tuesday (martes)

Building Stable Lives
2903 E. 37th Street

The Public Library (biblioteca)
Broad & 10th Street

10:30-11:45 AM

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Jesse Scarborough
423 867-9784

Betsy Chesney

Wednesday (miércoles)

Concord Baptist Church
7025 E. Brainerd Rd.
(ESL & Citizenship classes)

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Liz Ford

Thursday (jueves)

First Baptist Church
401 Gateway Avenue

Building Stable Lives
2903 E. 37th Street

  The Public Library (biblioteca)
Broad & 10th Street

9:30  - 11:30 AM

6:00 - 7:15 PM

4:30 - 6:00 PM

Katsy Bruner
423 266-0676

Jessi Scarborough
423 867-9784

Betsy Chesney

Saturday (sábado)

First Baptist Church, Chattanooga
Gateway Avenue & Sixth Street

4:00-6:00 PM
Katsy Bruner
423 266-0676


Would YOU like to learn how to teach English as a Second Language? Our next classes are January 21 & 28, 2017. The classes are from 9 AM - 4 PM. Call 267-3794 for more information or to sign up. You'll be glad you did!


How I Got Involved in ESL by Edie Barry (1948 - 2013)

When I was in GA’s, a mission organization for girls, I fell in love with foreign missions. I thought perhaps God had a plan for me on a foreign field. I took Spanish in high school and college in case I went to a Spanish-speaking country. The closest I came to a “foreign missionary” as I had envisioned it was to work in VBS one summer in Texas and Mexico.

Instead of pursuing missions, I chose to teach school. After a year and a half of teaching, I married David, and we moved around the country for five years. When we lived in Amarillo, Texas, I had my first, but very brief experience with the ministry of teaching English to internationals.

When we moved to Ooltewah, I wanted to put down spiritual roots and do something to make a difference in the name of Christ. For a few years I was very involved in the mission organization of the church and association. Then I had heard about the Conversational English program at East Ridge Baptist Church and the training the Hamilton County Baptist Association provides for volunteers. When I sat in on one class to observe, I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I started fifteen years ago with the new center at Concord Baptist Church. Helping people from all over the world to be more functional in our language has been an extremely rewarding ministry.

In 1992, I was offered a part-time position teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at Chattanooga State under the Adult Basic Education program. This was a stretch for me, but now I see it as a spiritual marker to another level. After four years, I was offered a full time position in ESL, K-12. This was a major stretch. The job is inherently very challenging. It required certification, which meant I had to go back to school.

I work with Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists, as well as Christians. I have been able to present the significance of Christmas and Easter as elements of American culture. I try to share my faith when I have appropriate opportunity. Just before school was out this year, I gave my high school class an assignment which required them to show who they are by telling about five things they brought to class in a bag. During her presentation, an Indian Hindu girl pulled out of her bag a picture of her god. She expressed her love and devotion to him. Up to this time I felt a kinship with foreign missionaries, but that day I was overwhelmed with the field before my very eyes. God had brought the foreign fields to me, not just one, but many!

(She lived to be 65 years old before losing her battle with cancer.)

literacy wish list

Literacy Wish List

If teaching is not your still can help us! 

Prayer Support- for more helpers, teachers and students,for those who need jobs, for those who study to become citizens, learn to drive, etc.

Pray for more volunteers to help by acting as greeter or secretary for the classes , keep the nursery for children of the students. Volunteers to provide refreshments or monthly birthday cakes to any of the centers. Funding from those who donate money for Bibles and the Life of Jesus VCR/DVD to be purchased in the languages of the students.

Gifts for Students- you can provide or make angels, pocket crosses, or any craft item to present to students at holidays or end of the year times. Donate left over plastic canvas or yarns that volunteers use for those making gifts. Contact Becky Witt at

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