Program Details

Immanuel offers English as a Second Language classes to the community as a service and as an opportunity to share Jesus Christ's love. Four levels of classes, from beginning to advanced, are offered and staffed by volunteer teachers. Our program was established by the Immanuel Missions elders in 1995 with a goal of high quality English instruction and loving service to our international community. We value networking with the many excellent church-based ESL programs in the greater D.C. area as well as other Immanuel international and outreach ministries.


Currently, we serve around 90 students from 21 countries. Around 30 students attend morning classes and 60 attend classes in the evening.


We offer the following levels:

  • Evening classes - New Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • Morning classes - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced

We offer secular English teaching and an introduction to the Bible and Christianity.


We sell the course book to students at our cost and charge a small registration fee. We offer Bibles, Christian literature and Jesus films in the student's native language free of charge.


Students fill out a general registration form. They are required to take a short verbal and written test to place them in the appropriate level of instruction. Each semester, registration is conducted the week before classes begin.

Special Classes and Events

From time to time, various classes are offered in understanding American culture, civics/citizenship, work related topics and pronunciation. Some of these are offered as individual classes or small group experiences. Special guests occasionally speak to the classes about topics of particular interest. These special classes and events are planned by volunteers from the Immanuel congregation to supplement the ESL teaching. All students and classes are encouraged to attend any Immanuel Bible Church special events, for example the Easter programs and Christmas concerts.

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6911 Braddock Rd
Springfield, VA 22151


M-Th: 8:30-4:30pm | Fri: 8:30-3:30

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