Upcoming Training Events...​

ESL Teacher Certification Course: December 3-4, 2021

This two-day ESL Teacher Certification Course is for church-based ESL ministry leaders, teachers, and volunteers. This certification is authorized by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and is nationally and internationally recognized. So whether God calls you to serve the nations in Knoxville or around the globe, you can be prepared and equipped to share the Good News!


Instructor: Susan Bell, instructor at Carson-Newman University's English Language Institute and North American Mission Board (NAMB) Certified Trainer


Course Outline:

  • How to organize a church-based ESL ministry

  • How to determine a student's fluency for appropriate placement

  • How to plan and present a basic ESL lesson

  • Basic language teaching techniques and resources (communication activities, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.)

  • How to incorporate biblical material in your class

  • How to address cultural misunderstandings

  • How to share your faith in Christ


When: December 3-4, 2021

Where: TBD
Day/Time: Friday 5:45pm - 9:00pm; Saturday, 8:00am - 5:30pm 
Cost: $50.00 (includes textbook, snacks and two light meals on Saturday)
Childcare: not available

Online Registration: Click here
For more information:
email vols@kin-connect.org

Workshop for Existing ESL Teachers: January 8, 2022

This Saturday morning workshop will address needs expressed by existing volunteer ESL teachers in metro Knoxville. 

When: Saturday - January 8, 2022 - app. 8:30am-12:00pm
Where: TBD
Cost: FREE!

For more information: info@kin-connect.org