ESL

Learning English Among Friends

Amarillo has a growing population of immigrants and refugees. Paramount offers English language classes to hundreds of students, from all over the world, on Wednesdays at the church.

CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH CLASSES

Our LEAF program (Learning English Among Friends) helps individuals who would like to learn to speak English or improve their English-speaking abilities. The classes meet on Wednesdays mornings (9:30-11:30 am) or evenings (6:30-8:30 pm).

Free childcare is available for children birth through 5 years in the morning and birth through 5th grade in the evenings. Classes begin the Wednesday following Labor Day and end the 2nd week of May. Holidays are the same as the public school calendar.

The classes are in the basement of Building A.  New students should use east entrance of building A (sliding door) and go downstairs to room A22 for registration.  Students are placed in a class according to their ability to speak English.  Enrollment for each class is 18-20 students.  The cost for the classes is $15. For the year, payable at registration.

Citizenship classes are offered February through April to students who are enrolled in the level 4, 5, or 6 Conversational English classes

Questions about English classes? Email Ann Clark or leave a message with your name and phone number (in English if possible) at 337-4888.

SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL BIBLE STUDY

On Sunday morning, English classes are taught using the Bible. The classes meet in Building A from 9:45-10:45. Adults should go to Room A11. There are classes for all ages, birth through adults. Students who are not attending Conversational English classes on Wednesday are welcome to attend the English lessons from the Bible on Sunday. There is no charge for these classes.

Last year, students from 28 different countries—including Brazil, Mexico, Sudan, Congo, Somalia, Iran, Iraq and China—enrolled in the classes.