English For Life

Bible based English lessons

Many churches are reaching out to their culturally diverse neighbours with friendship, English lessons and the good news about Jesus. To support churches in this valuable ministry, Anglicare’s Cross Cultural Services has partnered with Bible Society Australia to produce English teaching resources.

Here you can find resources at High Beginner, Intermediate and High Intermediate levels for face-to-face and/or online delivery.

Within any student group, there is always a range of competency. Therefore, all three levels cater for a wide range of ability. Within the resources, broad categories allow scope for teachers to adapt lessons according to their context.

The High Beginner level does not cater for absolute beginning speakers/readers of English. It is simplified as much as possible while maintaining the integrity of the biblical text. Whenever possible, teachers are encouraged to provide students with the Bible text in their heart language.