English as a Second Language
About our FREE English as a Second Language Ministries
Serving a multicultural and multiethnic community is a passion at Sunset Bible Church. One way we do this is by offering English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. These programs are aimed at non-native English speakers who wish to improve their conversational English skills.
English @ The Station (Mondays, 9:45am-noon)
We offer free conversational English classes during the school year. We focus on natural English conversation about real life topics, including learning about culture. The students in our program comment that this is a unique opportunity to speak English with native English speakers – improving pronunciation, listening skills, conversation skills, vocabulary, cultural understanding, reading and more.
9:45am (Coffee Time)
10am-noon (English Class)
We meet at Sunset Bible Church @ The Station, 7909 40th St W, University Place.
NOTE: We do not meet on holiday weekends.
Please contact us for our current schedule of classes and other one-on-one or small group English opportunities: karen@
Talk Time on Zoom (Saturdays, 10-11am)
Native English-speaking volunteers and participants from different countries meet in small groups to answer questions on the topic of the week. For the Zoom link, please contact Barris: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversation Partner Program
Meet with a native English speaker for English conversation practice once a week for about an hour (or every other week for about 90 minutes). Matches will be based on your schedule and location.
Discovery Bible Study Program
YouTube Channel: Better English in Tacoma
Visit our channel (https://www.youtube.com/
Other Partner Programs (Free English Conversation)
There are also several other FREE opportunities to practice English Conversation in the community. Contact the coordinators below or click this link to see the days/times each program is offered: Welcome to Better English in Tacoma! – Better English On Sixth
Talk Time @ First Baptist Church of University Place (2844 Mountain View Ave W). Contact Pastor Stacey: email@example.com
English with Friends @ Lake City Community Church (8810 Lawndale Ave SW, Lakewood). Contact Allison: englishwithfriendsLC3@gmail.
Talk Time @ South Lakeshore Christian Church (1740 S 84th St, Tacoma). Contact Jim: BEonS84th@gmail.com
Virtual (Zoom) Talk Time @ University Place Library. Contact Maureen: MRicksWildish@
Virtual Friendship ESL Class @ University Place Presbyterian Church. Contact Marion: firstname.lastname@example.org
We Are Here For You
In addition to teaching ESL classes, we provide other in-person and online
- Advocacy, prayer, and support to those in need of help.
- Referrals to other organizations that offer assistance/services for international friends.
- Genuine friendship to those who may be lonely and in need of help as they navigate living in a new place with a different language and culture.