Best Practice in Using the Teaching of English in Seminaries
Dr. Jan Dormer
Messiah College TESOL
Title: Best Practice in Using the Teaching of English in Seminaries
Most seminaries around the world engage in English language learning and teaching. If classes are conducted in English, there is often a struggle to help learners achieve the needed proficiency level. If classes are conducted in other languages, there are usually English as a foreign language classes in the curriculum, and students often have a desire to learn English. In all cases, English learning presents tremendous opportunities for seminaries. Three possibilities will be presented: 1) English learning through content learning (Students learn English through sheltered content courses.) 2) English learning for bi-vocational ministry (Pastors are able to run English preschools or classes in their churches.) 3) English learning as income for the seminary (An English program is run in the seminary, with both missional and financial goals.)
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