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In my region, there is a Coffee Break Group that has a large segment of ESL members.  One of the leaders has asked this question: 

What resource would you recommend for teaching ESL using the book of ACTS for beginner to advanced English learners in one large group (12 or so)?

Any suggestions? I'd love to hear what you have used or what you would recommend!


I've never found a really good Bible study resource for teaching ELL's. But I do recommend using the NIrV for your study. It uses a limited vocabulary and simple sentence structure, but still stays very close to the NIV.

I responded to your question last night, and then during the night was reminded of a training I went to last spring--it was about using an evangelism/discipleship method that you can learn about at It's meant to be done with international students on university campuses--most of then are limited English speakers and probably have no Bible background. The principles they use--reading the passage several times, retelling...can be applied to any scripture that you're studying. Hope that helps.

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