One of out main missions in ministry is providing outreach programs to the immigrant community in the San Gabriel Valley. Our church has 3 services every Sunday: English, Vietnamese and Cambodian. Additionally, our South Campus has a Chinese Ministry – Sky City Christian Reformed Church.
As part of our Immigrant Outreach Program, we offer free ESL (English as a Second Language) classes every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 9:50am in our library and our lounge. The classes are:
Beginner English 101 – Lounge - Basic language skills for daily living focusing on elementary grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Song, music, and role-playing are used to simulate actual daily interactions. The class is taught by Michael A. Cardenas, B.A., J.D, T.E.F.L., who splits his time between our church and his home in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province PRC. (Some classes held online)
Intermediate English with Civics Class – Library - High level instruction in civics and US Government specifically designed to help immigrants with their Applications for Residency in the US. The class is taught by Mr. Henry Lee who is also the ESL Program Director. Mr. Lee is a long-time member of the Mission Community Church UMC and a respected mentor in the immigrant communities in the San Gabriel Valley. He speaks four languages and finds time to tutor students that need extra help.
ESL Program Calendar:
(All classes 8am to 10am)
- Saturday June 2, 2018 – Beginner ESL 101 and Intermediate will have a joint class in the Lounge, 8am to 9:50am
- Sunday June 3, 2018 – Beginner ESL 101 – Lounge; Intermediate – Library
- Saturday June 9 and 16: Beginner ESL 101 – Lounge; Intermediate – Library
- Sunday June 10 and 17; Beginner ESL 101 – Lounge; Intermediate – Library
- Saturday June 23 and 30; No Beginner ESL 101 – Intermediate – Library (Beginners Welcome)
- Sunday June 24 and July 1 - No Beginner ESL 101 – Intermediate – Library (Beginners Welcome)
- Saturday July 7 to August 11 – Beginner ESL 101 via WeChat; Intermediate – Library
- Sunday July 8 to August 12 - Beginner ESL 101 via WeChat; Intermediate – Library