ESOL at South Lake Elementary

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Location: South Lake Elementary School, 18201 Contour Road, Gaithersburg


English Classes

Covenant Life Church sponsors a large, active, and exciting ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) education program that is free to members of the Gaithersburg community.  Since September 2016, Covenant Life’s ESOL program has provided English classes to 800 of our international neighbors.  Please join us! Volunteers teach English on Monday or Wednesday nights in the fall and spring (12 weeks each semester).

The ESOL Ministry is currently seeking volunteers for the Fall 2019 semester. We need new teachers and teachering assistants to serve the adult English learners that attend our classes at South Lake Elementary School.

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Levels Offered

  • ESL Literacy
  • Beginner 1 & Beginner 2
  • Intermediate 1 & Intermediate 2
  • Advanced classes

Fall 2019 Schedule

  • Classes run September 23 through December 16, 6:30 - 8:45 PM
  • MONDAYS: ESOL classes
  • WEDNESDAYS: Conversational English classes
  • LOCATION: South Lake Elementary School, 18201 Contour Road, Gaithersburg
  • For more information please email or call 240-324-6682.


Covenant Life’s English-language classes are FREE for all students, but there is a $30 fee for the classroom text book.


Consider how you can be a blessing to the community through service on the ESOL team. The ESOL team is looking for volunteers to serve in the following roles:

  • Teacher and Conversation Leader
  • Teaching Assistant
  • On-site Coordinators
  • Administrative Helpers

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Child Care

Our Joy Club child care team is a huge part of making ESOL happen! Joy Club serves children ages 1 to 12 at Monday classes only, but we are seeking volunteers to expand to Wednesday. 

Note: Volunteers with Joy Club must complete Discovery Land training and a background check, and volunteers who are not members of Covenant Life Church must obtain a recommendation from a pastor.

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