Since 2005, Bethel has been in partnership with BEACON (Benedictine Educational Assistance Community Outreach to Neighbors), a ministry of the Benedictine sisters of Virginia, to provide English language classes in our neighborhood. This partnership is much more than sharing our building space – Bethel shares its time and talent and our belief that God is at work here to help those who want to improve their English skills so they can improve their lives and opportunities for themselves and their families.
Everyone at Bethel can be involved – as a tutor or assistant for English language, U.S. citizenship or GED preparation classes; as a messenger to tell others of Bethel’s work and of the availability of classes; and in prayerful support for tutors and learners. Training is provided; no foreign language skill is required. All that is needed is a wiliness to help those who want to learn.
The opportunities are endless:
Tutoring English language learners:
Evenings - Bethel, Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm
10-12 week sessions
September through June
Daytime - elsewhere in the Manassas area
GED and U.S. citizenship test preparation
One-on-one tutoring arranged individually to meet tutor
and learner schedules.
Assisting with administration or registration
Administering assessment tools to evaluate student
progress and needs
Teaching life skills or work force literacy workshops
Substituting or assisting with classes.
For more information contact:
orthe BEACON office (www.beaconliteracy.org, 703-368-7491)