Purpose Statement

The purpose of  “English Language Learners” is to be a ministry at Springfield Baptist Church and to reveal God’s glory as we teach people the English Language and help them learn and develop the language skills needed that are so necessary to function effectively in an English speaking community,


We meet at Springfield Baptist Church, 400 North Main Street, across from The Center, during the Robertson County school year .

Classes are offered twice on Thursdays: 9:00-11:30 am and again at 6:00 to 8:30 pm

We offer to our students classes from Introduction to Advanced levels and also have a Citizenship as well as HiSET classes.  (HiSET classes replaced GED as of June 1st, 2016 in Tennessee and stands for High School Equivalency Test)

Free childcare is offered for student’s children .  For evening class students, we  also offer a class for the school-age children. Each child in childcare enjoys activities, crafts, snacks and help with homework if needed while parents are attending ELL classes.

We start each ELL session with the students coming and signing in, sharing a short devotional in our chapel, and enjoying snacks before going to class.

First time students are given a listening test to help find the right classroom for their English needs.  Each student will then receive a set of two books in the class level they tested for a charge of $30.00. This is the only charge, the classes, childcare (see note about childcare on the Update page) and snacks are free.

We are sponsored by the Robertson County Baptist Association and partner with the Robertson County School System .

Donations would be gratefully appreciated. Your donations can be sent to the RCBA office allocated to the English Language Learners account.

This dear sweet lady and her husband are the founders of our ELL Program.  We shall never forget you Mr. and Mrs. Grossman.  We give God all the Glory and Honor for this ELL mission!

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