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ESL @ Cedar Springs

Foreign nationals in Knoxville are invited to attend English classes at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Kingston Pike and Cedar Bluff road. Classes are free! You are welcome to join us.

Conversational English classes are available for all levels:
Levels 0 - 6
Advanced Grammar and Culture Class



Thursday mornings: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
There is an optional Bible study following the morning classes from 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. for those in the Intermediate and Advanced classes.


Thursday evenings:  7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Free childcare. Limited transportation is provided for Thursday night classes.

Evening Bus Route (meet at the offices by the mailboxes):
6:20 p.m. TBD
6:30 p.m. TBD
6:40 p.m. TBD
6:50 p.m. return to CSPC
All times are approximate. Please be at the bus stop 5 to 10 minutes before the posted time.

We have fun learning English and making friends. The ESL students and teachers have holiday parties, go on outings and picnics, and do other fun things together.

Diane Westover for the Thursday morning program
Mike Ballast for the Thursday evening classes
Contact Phone: (865) 315-6688
Contact Email: eslknoxville@gmail.com

You are also invited to attend the Cedar Springs Church International small group on Sunday mornings. They meet at 10:45 a.m. in B207.

Cedar Springs Members: Volunteers are needed for the evening classes only. We need 2 teachers and 2 assistant teachers. Making friends with and teaching English to the foreigners among us is a wonderful way to represent Christ’s love. Teaching experience is not a requirement, but the ability to make friends and to help them learn to speak English is necessary. Materials and help will be provided to ESL teachers. If you have an interest in helping foreigners and immigrants learn English and adjust to American culture please contact Mike Ballast (see contact information above).

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“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land . . . I am the Lord your God.” - Leviticus 19:33-34