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Teaching English through Bible – An Evangelistic Methodology

(ACE Course Certified Practitioner Course)

Course description

This course equips teachers and missionaries with an innovative method that integrates the student-centred, TESL teaching methodology in teaching the English Bible. By upholding the literary value of the English Bible, students, including non-Christians, are more engaged in learning the Bible as great literature. Teaching English through the Bible is a time-honoured way in introducing Christian concepts in various settings, including campus, mission fields, churches etc. It has proven success in creative access countries, i.e. countries where creative means are needed to do Christian work. In this full-day training, the audience will learn how to conduct mission work in a cultural sensitive way, based on an evangelistic English enhancement course (ACE course). Trainees who complete the course will be able to teach English through Bible in their own homes or at churches with confidence.  

Target audience

Those interested in local or overseas cross-cultural mission work, church ministers, campus workers, seminary school students, language lovers

Medium of instruction: English

Course Outline (6-8 hours)

1. Overview of the Cultural Influences of the Bible in Paintings, Movies, Poems and Songs   

2. Methodology in Teaching English Expressions and Rhetorical devices through the Bible

3. How to Create Bible-based Lesson Plans for English Classes according to Different Ages and Backgrounds

4. Case Studies and Practical Issues in English Teaching as a Cross-Cultural Ministry / Introduction of ACE course*

*ACE course (Learn Arts, Culture and English Expressions through the Bible) is an evangelistic course developed by Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature, aka SELBL (www.selbl.org) that integrates the student-centred, TESL teaching methodology in teaching the English Bible. It has proven success in places such as China, Hong Kong and United Kingdom. Over 90 % students became more interested in learning the Bible and English after taking ACE course.

An ACE Course Practitioner’s Certificate will be issued upon a) completion of the 6-hour workshop and b) upon submission of assignment. 

Instructor: Jenny Wong, Assistant Professor, Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University- United International College; Chief Executive Director, Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature (SELBL Ltd http://www.selbl.org), PhD Candidate in Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow

1. Belfast, Northern Ireland

Date: 9 May 2014 (Fri)

Venue: Belfast Bible College, Glenburn House, Glenburn Road South, Dunmurry, Belfast BT17 9JP

Time: 10am-5pm

Registration: Contact Susanne Sneddon, sneddon@belfastbiblecollege.com

2. Taiwan

Date: 17 May 2014 (Sat)

Venue: 台中市大里區國光路二段706之6號6樓 6F., No.6, Ln. 706, Sec. 2, Guoguang Road, Taichung

Time: 2pm-8pm

Registration: http://selbltaiwan.eventbrite.com

3. Hong Kong

Date: 31 May 2014 (Sat)

Venue: Hong Kong Christian Short Term Mission Training Center

Time: 9am-5pm

Registration: http://www.hkstm.org.hk/news_details.php?pkey=87

Telephone: 852 2751 7744 (Ms Ho)

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