English as a Second Language/Literacy

Our association supports several 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!


If you would like to serve in one of our ESL programs, or to refer a student to one of our programs, check the listings with the button below.

Upcoming ESL Instructor’s Training


Twice a year the Hamilton County Baptist Association hosts a training program for those who wish to learn how to teach English as a second language.

DATE:  January 16 & 23, 2021 (Both Saturdays REQUIRED for certification)

TIME: 9 AM – 4 PM (Both Days)

LOCATION: HCBA offices (4062 South Access Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37406)

Cost: $31 for the textbook and printed material; an optional $8 lunch available per Saturday

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.

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