What is Alpha for ESOL?

ESOL is "English for Speakers of Other Languages" and refers to learning English if your first language is not English. Alpha for ESOL is a simplified Alpha course tailored to people who are new to English and Christianity.

How does it work?

Alpha for ESOL doesn't use video talks, rather the speaker uses transcripts to present the talks live. We provide speaker's notes, guest handouts and group activities for each week. Increased visuals, demonstrations, examples and analogies are used to illustrate main points so guests can better grasp the Christian concepts.

How long is an Alpha for ESOL?

Alpha for ESOL is usually offered over 10 to 20 weeks (depends on how much material you want to cover each session).

Who is this for? 

Alpha for ESOL is for people who have a basic to low-intermediate level of speaking English. If guests are beginners in English, it's best to have an interpreter present or to run an Alpha with videos in their native language.

How do I get access to the materials?

To access the ESOL material, you can create a new Alpha and choose LIVE talks instead of videos, and then choose "ESOL" as your context.  It looks like this:

After you create your Alpha, you'll be able to download the Speaker's Notes, Guest handouts, and notes for group activities.

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