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.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

January 9-10, 2015

Friday, January 9 - 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 10 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mobile Baptist Associational Office

Cost $25 per person.

Interested in teaching ESL but not sure how to get started?  Want to start an ESL ministry at your church? Currently teaching ESL but wish to improve your skills in the classroom?  Need ideas for how to share the gospel through an ESL classroom? This 14 hours certification training will answer all of these questions and more.  

Please mark your calendar now for January 9 – 10, 2015. This event is sponsored by the Literacy Department of the Alabama State Board of Missions and the Mobile Baptist International Language School. The cost is $25.00 and includes training, materials, and two meals. Registration deadline is Monday, January 5, 2015.  

Please print out the registration form and mail along with your check to the:

Mobile Baptist Association
616 Azalea Road
Mobile, AL 36609

Please contact Melanie Brents at 251-895-6979 if you have any questions.  

Click here for the training flyer.

Enrollment Now Open

Spring classes begin the week of January 5 - 9, 2015. 

Monday evenings 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Sage Avenue Baptist Church - 150 South Sage Ave., Mobile)

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 - 6301 Airport Blvd., Mobile)


 International Language School Calendar 2015

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.)

February 16-20- Mardi Gras Holiday (No ESL Classes)
April 6-10- 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

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.

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



  • American Citizenship Class starts February 5, 2015

    Location:  Airport Boulevard Baptist Church, 6301 Airport Boulevard, Mobile
    Only for Advanced ESL students
    Cost:  $55.00


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.