What we're about

This is a group for anyone who wants to practice their English, make new friends in Canada, join others in great activities for all ages and groups, and more. Yes, we are about learning English, but we are even more happy if you can have some better friendships and deeper relationships!

Every week we have a free, social conversation sessions with a Canada certified ESL/EFL/TESL teacher.  Every week we offer different ESL friendly Bible classes for those curious about Christianity. Every month we have a special event with the purpose of having fun, sometimes giving back to the community, and above all building friendships.

Full disclosure: we are a church and meet in a church building, but those who come are in no way required to be Christians or give or believe anything in particular. We are here to offer a service to our community. We are partnering with two community service groups in 2023 and hoping you can be a part of it too!

Many who come are not on Meetup, so expect more than just those who RSVP on Meetup!
For more about us, check out: http://www.saviourofthenations.org/eslconversation/

Upcoming events (4+)

ESL "What do Christians believe?" class

Saviour of the Nations Lutheran Church

This class will be covering the teachings Christians have believed since the beginning of Christianity. It’s a great way to learn about Christianity or ask questions about what Christians believe. You do not have to be a Christian to come! The class is designed for English language learners.

We will use the words of the "Apostles' Creed" as an outline for the class topics. The “Apostles’ Creed” is a famous summary of the Christian faith. We will use Bible passages in English and give everyone time to compare to your native language. Each lesson will have some basic parts:

  1. Vocabulary words from the Bible
  2. Read a few Bible passages in English, then compare to your native language
  3. Time for discussion or questions in English to find the meaning

We hope you can attend! If you have any questions you can reach organizer Geoff Cortright through the message function.

Experience an ESL friendly Christian Worship Service

Saviour of the Nations Lutheran Church

• What we'll do
From 10:30-11:30am we will meet in the main upstairs part of the church building. After this, there is time to chat in the building or outside while enjoying coffee, tea, and snacks. This is a great time to mingle and ask questions, and practice your English!

• What to bring
Only an open and curious mind.

ESL Conversation Group

Saviour of the Nations Lutheran Church

• What we'll do
Each week we'll look at a different topic of interest and have a chance to share ideas, exploring unique vocabulary. We'll work as a larger group and in smaller groups. Hopefully it's a good chance to meet new friends!

• What to bring
You may want to bring paper and a pen, but nothing is required.

• Important to know
You can choose whether to wear a mask or not, according to BC guidelines. We will have hand sanitizer available.

Facilitator: Alicia Cortright

ESL "What do Christians believe?" class

Saviour of the Nations Lutheran Church

This class will be covering the teachings Christians have believed since the beginning of Christianity. It’s a great way to learn about Christianity or ask questions about what Christians believe. You do not have to be a Christian to come! The class is designed for English language learners.

We will use the words of the "Apostles' Creed" as an outline for the class topics. The “Apostles’ Creed” is a famous summary of the Christian faith. We will use Bible passages in English and give everyone time to compare to your native language. Each lesson will have some basic parts:

  1. Vocabulary words from the Bible
  2. Read a few Bible passages in English, then compare to your native language
  3. Time for discussion or questions in English to find the meaning

We hope you can attend! If you have any questions you can reach organizer Geoff Cortright through the message function.

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Experience an ESL friendly Christian Worship Service

Saviour of the Nations Lutheran Church

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