International Language School (ILS)

About Us

English as a Second Language classes are available for all levels of fluency: Beginner to Advanced. Students practice and enhance listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Other courses include Conversation Café, preparation for Citizenship, and Spanish. We offer excellent instruction in a safe, friendly environment. Trained volunteer teachers help students learn and improve their language skills. As a Christian ministry of the Mobile Baptist Association, Bible stories and prayer are important parts of English communication

The International Language School (ILS) opened in 1981 to offer English language instruction. The ILS is one part of the Mobile Baptist Association’s (MBA) International Ministries focus. International Ministries also includes working with seafarers at the docks, planting international churches, and helping refugees with living and language needs. We understand that one of the challenges of living in a new country is learning the language. The purpose of the MBA ILS is to offer English language education in order to help students adjust to life in America, to build relationships with international friends, and to show the love of our great Friend, Jesus Christ. 






Current News

Registration is Now Open for the 2019-2020 School year! Classes begin on August 12, 2019.

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Email the completed form to or mail completed form and donation check to:
Mobile Baptist Association
616 Azalea Road
Mobile, AL  36609


In the fall semester, night ESL classes will be on Monday and Tuesday nights, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Day classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Classes will consist of conversation, English instruction, Tea Time, and Reading Club.


Beginning, intermediate, & advanced levels

$50 suggested donation per semester (for registration, books, & supplies)


The ILS will offer beginning and intermediate Spanish classes on Monday nights in the fall. There is a suggested donation of $50 for the semester. An additional donation of $20 is suggested to cover the costs of materials (book, notebook, and audio). Contact Kim at 251.533.2911 or to register.


Contact: Kim Wilson @ 251.533.2911 or via email

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ILS students and their families are invited to have lunch with their teachers on July 6, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. A light lunch will be provided, but you should bring food to share. We are excited to see you during the summer, so come to have conversation and a meal.

Go to our Facebook page: MBA – International Language School, ESL to register or contact Kim. Make sure to tell us how many are coming.

Registration for fall semester is on July 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. After our lunch together, we will have registration and evaluations for the new school year.


How You Can Help

We need individuals or teams to distribute promotional materials in the community.

The fall semester of ESL classes begins on August 12. Teachers are needed. Training will be offered this summer.

This ministry to internationals in Mobile is financially supported by gifts from our local Baptist churches.  We are deeply grateful for all financial contributions to International Ministries and for volunteers who teach and show hospitality in the Language School. Businesses, churches, and individuals are encouraged to sponsor students by giving money for language Bibles, books, and supplies. You are welcome to donate any amount, as the Lord leads you. Please contact Dr. Bobby Morton or Mrs. Kim Wilson if you would like to help.    

You can help by:
1) donating hospitality items (bottled water, tea bags, fresh bread or pastries, and K-cups)
2) donating gently used furniture (sofas, chairs, lamps)
3) donating your time – We need individuals or teams to distribute promotional materials in the community.
4) praying – We need prayer partners to pray for the students and teachers. Pray that God’s Glory will be made known in and through this ministry. 

Please bring the above mentioned items to the Associational office (616 Azalea Road) or contact Mrs. Kim Wilson at 251.533.2911 or via email.

Currently, Mobile hosts about 72 different language groups. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field (Matthew 9:37-38).  Teaching English to internationals does not require knowledge of other languages. Teaching English to internationals requires a willing, teachable attitude; an obedient, loving heart; and hospitable, generous hands. Pray and ask God how He would have you serve in the International Language School…and then, contact Mrs. Kim Wilson at 251.533.2911 or via email

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