Offering English conversation classes with church volunteers is a ​great way to make international friendships while showing the love of Christ in service to our international friends. Below are some resources and lesson plans you might find helpful as you lead or serve in an ESL context.

FBC Lesson Plans

These are lesson plans that have been written and adapted for use at our church, FBC Durham. The level is primarily intermediate to advanced. You may need to adjust for level, content, and length depending on situation.

Breaking News English


Updated weekly with news articles each written in various levels. Useful for conversation-based classes in intermediate and advanced contexts.

GrammarBank - ESL Lessons for Beginners


More basic lesson plan resources to help you cover fundamentals with learners.



ESL lesson plans, activity ideas, and worksheets for classroom use.