Mobile Baptist Association

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International Language Schools (ILS) 

Director of International Language School, Melanie Brents, cell number 251-895-6979

The International Language School (ILS) opened in 1981 as an MBA ministry. The ILS is available to non-English speaking students. Each student is evaluated and placed according to their level of ability. A trained volunteer teacher helps the students learn English and about the love of Jesus.

2014 Summer ESL Classes

June 9 - July 31, 2014

  • Two locations
  • Morning and evening classes
  • For all internationals in the Mobile area
  • Childcare will be provided at both sites


Monday Evening Class
Sage Avenue Baptist Church
150 South Sage Ave., Mobile
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday evenings, June 9 - July 28
Cost: $20.00 for books and materials (No charge for currently enrolled students.)


Thursday Morning Class
Airport Blvd. Baptist Church
6301 Airport Blvd., Mobile
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday mornings, June 12 - July 31
Cost: $20.00 for books and materials (No charge for currently enrolled students)

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We are now enlisting teachers for the Mobile International Language School for the 2014-2015 school year. If you enjoy working with internationals and have a heart to share the love of Christ through teaching English, please contact Melanie Brents at 251-895-6979. We have openings for teachers, assistant teachers, substitute teachers, hostesses, and childcare workers. We also need people who are willing to just come and help wherever needed. There will be a special training on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the MBA office. The cost is $10 and includes lunch and materials. If you want to be a part of the International Language School this next school year, please mark your calendar for this training event on September 6.  

The deadline for payment is Friday, August 19, 2014. You can drop off or mail payments to the Mobile Baptist Association, 616 Azalea Road, Mobile, AL 36609.

Please be sure to include this registration form with your payment.

Click here for more info. and the registration form.


Enrollment Now Open


Fall Classes begin the week of September 8-12, 2014.

Monday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Sage Avenue Baptist Church)

Wednesday mornings 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Tillman's Corner First Baptist Church)

Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Airport Boulevard Baptist Church)

International Language School Calendar 2014-2015

September 8- Classes Begin 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Sage Avenue Baptist Church

September 10- Classes Begin 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Tillman's Corner Frist Baptist Church

September 11- Classes Begin 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Airport Boulevard Baptist Church

November 24-28- Thanksgiving Holiday (No ESL Classes this Week)

December 15-January 5- Winter Break (No ESL Classes)

January 5- Spring Semester begins at Sage Avenue Baptist Church (6:30-8:30 p.m.)

January 7- Spring Semester begins at Tillman's Corner First Baptist Church (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

January 8- Spring Semester begins at Airport Boulevard Baptist Church (9:30-11:30 a.m.)

March 2-6- Mardi Gras Holiday (No ESL Classes)

April 13-17- Spring Break (No ESL Classes)

May 11- Last Day of ESL at Sage Avenue Baptist Church

May 13-Last Day of ESL at Tillman's Corner First Baptist Church

May 14-Last Day of ESL at Airport Boulevard Baptist Church


**Summer classes will be held in June and July on a limited basis as well. Location and dates are still being determined.

In the event of bad weather, please check with the Mobile Public Schools. If they cancel class, we will also cancel class. If you have questions, please call Melanie Brents at 251-895-6979.


  • American Citizenship Classes
    (beginning week of September 8, 2014)

    More info. to come soon.


Contact Melanie Brents by phone or text at: 251-895-6979 or by email

ILS Guidelines for 2014-2015

ILS Registration Form

FAQs about the ILS

ILS Sponsorship Program


Our area churches are welcome to visit any of the 3 locations.

The purpose of the ILS is to use ESL as a way to develop friendships with Internationals and to share the love of Christ. Additionally, the International Ministries seeks to start churches for every nationality living in Mobile County. The ILS is an outreach arm of the International Ministries. 

If you are interested in being a part of reaching the nations here in Mobile, please call Melanie Brents (see above) or email Buddy Bretns, the Director of International Ministries and Church Planting.

These classes are made possible by scholarships given from the MBA, local churches, companies and individuals. You can sponsor a student for $100/year. Other ongoing needs include refreshments at each of the sites. Items such as crackers, cookies (homemade or store bought), individually wrapped candies, chips, and 2 liter drinks are appreciated. Contact Melanie Brents if you would like to donate. All monetary gifts are tax deductible.