Ministry Focus

English as a Second Language


English Language Ministries

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL or TESL) opens doors for the gospel to be shared around the world, even in the hard-to-reach countries. ESL instructors can use this time to show their students Christ-like love and exemplify the true meaning of the gospel to those around them.

Use Your ESL Skills For Missions

If you’re passionate about teaching and sharing the gospel, this opportunity may be right for you. We walk alongside each teacher as they prepare to leave for the field and support them throughout their time abroad.

Our team tailors training to each individual’s needs. They base it off where the instructor will be serving and who they will be teaching. Those who teach in a language institute will need a different level of training than someone who teaches conversational English to his neighbors. It’s our job at ABWE to help those who go excel in teaching and outreach in the communities where they live and serve.

For more information about levels of training and English teaching competencies, explore the ESL/EFL Teaching Competencies Guidelines.


Is God calling you to use your skills on the mission field?

Opportunities with this Focus

English Teachers

The Position Short-term teachers travel with the established long-term team into the Mongolian countryside to conduct summer English classes in various locations. You would work alongside Mongolian teachers to teach interactive English classes to children. The students who attend these trainings usually go through the program over 3 summers, so if you wanted to return

ESL Teacher

The Position Do you enjoy teaching ESL? We are looking for someone that has a passion to teach children about Christ by leveraging ESL classes in an academic environment. The teacher will be responsible for the continued development of an ESL curriculum that teaches language using a variety of techniques and resources. The teacher will

ESL Teacher

Join our Australia team and use your gifts and talents in ESL to share the Gospel.