New Neighbors ELL


Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. -Hebrews 13:2

The New Neighbors ELL and Family Literacy Program

new-neighbors-4color.jpgEnglish Language Learners (ELL) provides quality instruction in English to immigrants and refugees while making instruction accessible by providing low cost childcare. It helps create a caring community that collaborates with social service organizations to help students who need assistance learning English.

  • To read about the origins of this program and how it all started with Jean Johnson, click here and go to page 4 of the April Rejoice.

Ministry Needs:

Participants need to have an interest in working with people from many different countries. Some teachers are professionals but many have never taught before. Teachers and assistant teachers work on teams to teach a group of students at the same level using the instructional materials provided. Computer managers help students and teachers use language teaching software in the ELL computer lab. Volunteers can also help in the office and with special activities.

new-neighbors-38-day-care.jpgTraining Provided:

There is orientation in the fall and spring before courses begin, and an overview of some materials and methods used, with emphasis on the practical and some underlying theory. On-the-job training as an assistant teacher and/or communication with experienced volunteers and periodic teachers' meetings.

Time Required:

Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, 9:30 a.m. to noon during two twelve week courses. Teachers and computer managers are asked to commit to one morning per week for twelve weeks; there is some flexibility for substitutes and office workers.


Meet people from all over the world. Work with other parishioners in the Fowler House facilities. See accomplishments among students and feel their pride, while serving a critical need of newcomers to our neighborhood.

Who Can I Call to Find Out More or to Get Involved?

Visit The Campagna Center for more information.

Photos provided by Alumbra Photography