English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program

  • Saturday Courses
  • Friendship Partners
  • Assemblies and Exhibits


Program Goals

To glorify God by:

  • Helping adults from non-English speaking backgrounds learn to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Helping students learn about American culture and customs in general and Christian perspective on cultural issues in particular
  • Helping students learn about the Bible and the Christian faith and understand the Good News of Jesus Christ
  • Extending hospitality to internationals


  • Courses to improve English proficiency
  • Field trips to area attractions
  • Visits to homes of CHBC members
  • Pot-luck dinners
  • More!

Capitol Hill Baptist Church (CHBC)

This ESOL program is designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated by members of CHBC as a volunteer ministry. The program is sponsored by these volunteers within the guidelines established by CHBC staff and leaders but is not sponsored or implemented by CHBC staff and leaders.

Program Components

Saturday Morning Courses

The purpose of the courses is to provide individualized reading, writing, and speaking/listening instruction in small classes at three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All students attend three 45-minute classes with different teachers.


09:30-10:30 – 1st Period

10:30-10:45 – Break (CafĂ©)

10:45-11:15 – Assembly

11:15-12:15 – 2nd Period

Friendship Partners

The purpose of Friendship Partners is to extend hospitality and help internationals learn more about the American language, culture, country, and/or careers through pairing internationals with CHBC members.

Program Information


Registration is on-going. Please telephone, email, or come by to register for one or more of the components of the program (Saturday Morning Courses, Friendship Partners, Fellowship Forums, and/or Assemblies and Exhibits).


The program is free.


The program office and classrooms are located at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. The church is near the Capitol South, Eastern Market and Union Station Metro stations.


Men and women of all religions, races, and ethnic groups are welcome. Note: Child care is not provided.

Contact Information

Visit the ESOL Program located at:

Capitol Hill Baptist Church
525 A Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Give us a call at (202) 543-6111

or send us a fax at (202) 543-6113 Attention: ESOL

or send us an email: chbc.esol@gmail.com