International Language School

International Language Schools (ILS) 

English instruction and conversation is available to non-English speakers of all levels of ability. Trained volunteer teachers help students learn and improve their English understanding. As a Christian ministry of the Mobile Baptist Association, Bible stories and prayer are important parts of instruction.

Beginning, intermediate, & advanced levels

$35 donation per semester (for registration, books, & supplies)

Contact: Kim Wilson @ 251.533.2911 or via email

 

Items needed for the new International Language School (ILS) Center:

  • pencils
  • erasers
  • markers
  • adult scissors
  • copy paper
  • cardstock
  • staplers
  • tape/tape dispensers
  • coffee pot (preferably a Keurig duo – single cup and pot combo)
  • coffee for machine
  • hot tea bags
  • refrigerator (small or large is fine) (have to check size so that it will fit through doors)
  • microwave
  • color copier and ink
  • color printer and ink
  • matching shelves for resource room
  • decent quality couches and comfy chairs (have to check size)
  • classroom tables (2?)
  • table/floor lamps
  • ottomans
  • ‘coffee’/’end’ tables
  • ‘international’ decorative items

Items can be brought to the MBA office (December 20 is the last day the office is open until January 2) or the ILS Center starting January 8.


ILS Fall 2017-2018 Schedule

Dauphin Way Baptist Church
3661 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL  36608
Sundays >> 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Airport Boulevard Baptist Church
6301 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL  36608
Mondays >> 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Moffett Road Baptist Church
5555 Moffett Road, Mobile, AL  36618
Tuesdays >> 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Spring Hill Baptist Church
2 S. McGregor Avenue, Mobile, AL  36608
Tuesdays >> 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church St. Elmo
8850 Roberts Road, Irvington, AL 36544
Tuesdays >> 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Tillman’s Corner First Baptist Church
5660 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL  36619
Wednesdays >> 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

College Park Baptist Church
8600 Celeste Road, Saraland, AL  36571
Wednesdays >> 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Airport Boulevard Baptist Church
6301 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL  36608
Thursdays >> 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Crawford Baptist Church
3000 Sun Valley Drive, Mobile, AL  36618
Thursdays >> 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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About Us

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. 

How You Can Help

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.    

Other ongoing needs include refreshments at some ILS locations. Items such as crackers, fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese cubes, and bottled water are appreciated. Please bring items to the Associational office (616 Azalea Road) or contact Mrs. Kim Wilson [contact info. listed above].

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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