English as a Second Language

Learning English is critical for refugees and immigrants, no matter when they arrived in the United States.  English skills are the first and most important step to better, higher-wage employment opportunities. Volunteers and Staff teach five different levels of English as well as many day-time English for Specific Purposes (ESP) classes. 

New Classes!!!!!!

Disciples of the Way has moved its ESL office and programs to join its other programs at 6500 Greenville Avenue Suite #120. This has opened up more time and space for DOW to offer NEW CLASSES!

English for a Specific Purpose (ESP) classes are small focused classes offered based on the particular needs of one or more students.

Currently, the ESL program offers ESP classes for conversation, academic English, reading, and American culture.


Please contact Program Director, Nita, at 214-369-1232 ext. 103 or email us.

Get Involved!

Volunteers are always needed. Contact us for opportunities.

My name is Luke Gordon, and 6 months ago I discovered online volunteer opportunities available at the Disciples of the Way Ministries.  While I was originally interested in helping out with the computer education courses, due to schedule conflicts, I luckily was able to volunteer for the ESL program.  

Every Monday I have the privilege of working with students from all walks of life, who prioritize their education very highly.  My students in the intermediate/advanced course not only posses a thirst for dismantling difficult communication barriers, but also have taught me a lot about life outside of the United States.  This program has been a true blessing, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.

Luke Gordon//

The ESL program is a great way to give back to society. It is easy to do: it is a gift of time. It is very rewarding. It is well organized and a great way to learn about other cultures and customs. Payment is in smiles and laughter: the best reward in the world.

Helen Stettler:

Teaching ESL is a great way to strengthen your own language skills in addition to helping those who really want to learn English. The thirst for knowledge is astounding. And it is amazing to see it all come together!

Kristy Nolan

I like teaching with DOW because it reminds me how lucky I have been to have had so many opportunities in life.  When I see how many challenges my students face I am reminded I need to share my life with others who have not been so lucky.

John Stettler: