Teaching English through the Bible - an Evangelistic Methodology
Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Are you or your church involved in mission outreach to foreign students or immigrants? Do you have non-native English speakers within your church? Are you planning an overseas mission trip?
This course equips teachers and missionaries with an innovative method that integrates the student-centered, TESL teaching methodology in teaching the English Bible. Teaching English through the Bible is a time‐honored way in introducing Christian concepts in various settings, including campus, mission fields, churches etc. In this training, you will learn how to conduct mission work in a cultural sensitive way, based on an evangelistic English enhancement course (ACE course)*. Trainees who complete the course will learn how to teach biblical arts, cultural elements and English expressions in the Bible in a creative way.
*ACE course (Learn Arts, Culture and English Expressions through the Bible) is an evangelistic course developed by Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature, aka SELBL (www.selbl.org) that integrates the student‐centered, TESL teaching methodology in teaching the English Bible. It has proven success in places such as China, Hong Kong, Canada and United Kingdom. Over 90 % students became more interested in learning the Bible and English after taking ACE course.
'The SELBL material is a very straightforward, easy to understand introduction to English usage and idioms. In using the Bible it draws upon the text which is easily the most influential and accessible book in the English language. I commend these courses.' - Rev. Peter White, Former Minister of Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church, Glasgow and Former Principal of Glasgow Bible College
Instructor: Jenny Wong, Former Assistant Professor at Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University‐ United International College; Chief Executive Director, Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature (SELBL Ltd http://www.selbl.org); PhD in Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Workshop 1: 5pm-730pm, June 4 Thursday (Overview of the Bible's influence in language, arts and culture, Rhetorical devices and idiomatic expressions in the Bible)
Workshop 2: 730pm-10pm, June 4 Thursday (Discovery-based Methodology to teach English through Bible, cross cultural issues and case studies)
Place : Westgate Alliance Church, 3315 Centennial Dr, Saskatoon, SK
Enquiry : email@example.com
Cost : While this training is offered on a donation basis, we would appreciate a donation of CAD65 which goes towards covering all the training costs of the speaker.
For more information and resources on the methodology of teaching English through the Bible, please visit http://www.selbl.org, the world's first bilingual website on learning English through the Bible.
When & Where
SELBL (Society for English Learning through Biblical Literatue)
Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature (SELBL) aims to enhance the English-Learning experience by promoting the study of an important origin of English Literature-the Bible.
Since 2010, SELBL Limited has become a charitable institution exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, Hong Kong. In 2013, SELBL UK was incorporated as a charity in Scotland. It is a sponsoring member of International Fellowship of Christian Short Term Missions Inc. and a member of Global Connections UK.