Partner with AIM
How can you partner with Anabaptist International Ministries?
- Teach English in Poland.
- Pray for us.
- Support the ministry.
Teach English in Poland.
Poles need English for work and school. They know a lot of English grammar, but are eager to find ways to practice their fluency. The country threw off communism in 1989 and joined the European Union on May 1, 2004. Poland is orienting itself more toward the western world and consequently has a high demand for English language instruction. At the same time, many young people are becoming disillusioned with their religion and are re-examining their personal beliefs. Poles are very religious and traditional, but few know Jesus as their personal Savior. Thus, teaching English offers a service that Poles desire and also offers opportunities to speak into their lives.
Gateway to English (GTE) was opened in October 2005 as an English-teaching school with a focus on teaching conversational English. In recent years, we have begun using a team-teaching approach, which means that as a new English teacher you won’t walk this alone. You can enjoy teaching here with the help and support of more experienced teachers.
In addition to the regular classes, monthly English nights and discussion nights at GTE give added informal interaction with students and a chance for evangelism. GTE also offers intensive short-term English classes.
Previous teachers have said,
“My students challenged me and stretched me in ways I had never before experienced.”
“I’m excited about having my own group and where these relationships can go.”
Private tutoring offers one-on-one interaction, tailored to fit the English learning needs of the student. Studying English one-on-one is a great way to begin building relationships with people, and these relationships often go far beyond the classroom.
Through teaching and tutoring, you will have a wonderful opportunity to meet people, to build relationships, and to direct people’s minds to Jesus, the Savior of the world. Others have said,
“A wonderful opportunity to learn about the Polish people and culture.”
“A great way to build friendships.”
What Qualifications Are Needed?
- Be committed to Christ and have a heart for other people.
- Be willing to invest time, talents, and skills in another country for the work of God’s kingdom.
- Be able to communicate in front of other people.
How Do I Prepare?
- Complete an application for service with AIM. Download the application here or contact us to request an application.
- Ask your church leaders and parents for their input and support.
- Take a course on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) course. i-to-i TEFL is a recommended online course.
- Buy a Polish language course and begin studying. We recommend Polish in 4 Weeks by Marzena Kowalska, available here and here. Note: You most likely will not be able to master Polish in four weeks, but this is a good course.
- Read a good book on Catholicism. Contact us for suggestions.
Pray for us.
We send a monthly update by email to those who have committed to being Partners with AIM. This email includes news from the team and prayer requests. It provides an excellent way to learn about current needs and people for whom you can pray. To join Partners with AIM, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, and a request to join.
Support the ministry.
Anabaptist International Ministries is a work of faith. We depend on financial support from God’s people in order for this ministry to continue. Students pay for English lessons, and this provides almost 20% of the funds needed to operate. The other 80% comes from individuals and churches who share financially. To contribute online, click on the PayPal button on our contact page. To contribute by mail, send your contribution to Anabaptist International Ministries, PO Box 62, Guys Mills, PA 16327. If you wish your contribution to be used toward a specific purpose, such as the “Seed of Truth” magazine or the English school, please indicate that with your gift.