International Friends was established in 1969 and ministers to the needs of families in our multi-cultural community through English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. One of the largest ESL class in Texas, International Friends assists internationals as they adjust to life in the United States. Students in the program improve their conversational English, learn about American culture and discover more about the Christian faith. International Friends meets Wednesday mornings from 9am to 11:30 am September through May at First Baptist Richardson, 1001 N Central Expressway.
Registration occurs Wednesday mornings in the Fellowship Hall on the west side of our campus. To register, just come a few minutes before 9am to complete a registration card and be placed in the appropriate level class. Classes begin at 9am.
We have two hours of classes, and a refreshment break between class hours that provides time for fellowship, announcements, Bible stories, music and cultural exchanges. Special programs throughout the year include a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Coffee and Spring Luncheon. Students are also invited and encouraged to participate in all activities at our church.
Nursery care is provided free of charge for children of our students and teachers. Students are asked to pay a registration fee of $5, and textbooks are sold in each class.
Information regarding this program may be emailing ESL@FBRichardson.org.