ESL – 你好 今日は “Hello”

Saint Thomas provides non-native English speakers an ESL (English as a Second Language) learning program:

Chinese ESL offers beginner speakers a practical curriculum that focuses on everyday needs, such as making a 911 call, visiting a doctor, shopping at the supermarket, or reading a bus schedule, and more.

Students are encouraged to get together for lunch to practice their language skills in real-life situations. What’s remarkable about these classes is that learning flows in both directions. Everyone, teachers and students alike, is enriched through the cultural exchange. 

Classes can have 2-3 to 21 students at any given time. “They find us through the website, Our Daily Bread, by word of mouth, and through local businesses like Suzuki and Fujitsu that aid families of new arrivals…and we can always use volunteers!” – former ESL (Japanese) teacher and dearly loved, the late Carla Cornwell.

Chinese ESL meets once a week on Friday mornings – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Education Building, see Directions & Campus Map

For more information about Chinese ESL, Contact Us

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