English as a Second Language/Literacy

Our association supports 7 different ESL sites. Each of our ESL classes are free to the public. Students may enroll anytime during the semesters and attend as many classes as they like.

Would your church be interested in having an ESL ministry? We are specifically search for churches north of the river. Our association provides training plus literary resources for your classes. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Upcoming ESL Instructor’s Training

Saturdays, January 19th & 26th at the new Hamilton County Baptist Association office location (4062 South Access Rd. 37406)

Training will start at 9:00 am and will end at 4 pm. Both Saturdays are required to complete the ESL Certification.

The cost for attending is $31, including all of the materials and a text book. A catered lunch can be provided for $8 each meal ($16 total).

Sign up by August 9 by calling 423-267-3794 or emailing Jackson Bowman at hcba@baptistassociation.com.

Literacy Wish List

If teaching is not your thing…you 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 ,…to 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 Alan Denton at hcba@baptistassociation.com

Contact us today

Your church can make a difference in the life of members of our community. Request more information about Hamilton County ESL program.


HaCoBA Care


4062 South Access Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406

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