English Classes

????????????????????????????????????Fall 2017 English Classes:

New student orientation for fall classes will be held on Thursday, September 7th from 9-11am on a drop-in basis at the First Baptist Church.  Classes will officially begin September 12th and will run until December 7th with no classes being held on the week of Thanksgiving (November 20-25th).   Classes currently being offered are listed below.  Please follow the steps below to register and pay for your classes before the orientation.

Class/Level Day Time Cost
Beginner – Class at capacity. No more spaces available. Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am Class full
Intermediate – Class at capacity. No more spaces available. Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am Class full
Advanced – Class at capacity. No more spaces available. Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am Class full
Parent/Child Conversation Class at capacity. No more spaces available. Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am Class full
Writing (all levels welcome) – Class at capacity. No more spaces available. Thursday 11:30am-1:00pm Class full

*Please note all classes depend on student interest and may be subject to cancelation if sufficient enrollment numbers are not met.  In this case students will be notified and refunded their enrollment fees.

For more details on each class, view our English Class flyer.

Step 1: Online Registrationdsc_0015

Enroll in Fall classes now by clicking the blue button above.  Once you’ve successfully registered, you can proceed to step 2.  If you have any questions during this process, please email EnglishClasses@MFISMadison.org.

Step 2: Submit Payment 

Step 3: Attend Classes (First Baptist Church, 518 N. Franklin Avenue)


  • The Fall semester runs September 12th through December 7th (no classes the week of Thanksgiving- November 21st-23rd.)
  • If you are a new student, please plan to attend the Fall semester orientation on Thursday, September 7th between 9-11am to confirm registration, show proof of payment, and get your level assessed.

If you have any questions please email the English Class Coordinator at: EnglishClasses@MFISMadison.org.

????????????????????????????????????More Information:  MFIS English classes are taught by volunteers with a range of English as a Second Language (ESL) teaching experience.  Classes vary in size from small conversation classes to large group sizes. Classes are intended for international students &  scholars as well as their relatives and friends.  All classes meet at the First Baptist Church, 518 N. Franklin Avenue (near University Avenue on Madison’s near west side) but have no religious affiliation.

Meet our new English Classes Coordinator: Dineen Grow

Dineen worked at UW Madison for 37 years in the Memorial Library and lectured in the Celtic Studies program as an Irish Gaelic teacher.  She founded her own nonprofit in 1991 to showcase various aspects of Celtic traditions: www.celticmadison.org.

Dineen enjoys taking classes, traveling and volunteering with “We Are Many- United Against Hate” in her spare time.  Dineen has been with MFIS for over 30 years participating in the Capitol Reception, Fall Welcome picnic, English Classes, Thanksgiving Hospitality and Temporary Homestay hosting approximately 30 students!  She looks forward to working in more detail with the English Classes program as the Scheduling Coordinator.  If you have any questions about the program, class schedule, orientation, payments, etc- please contact Dineen at EnglishClasses@MFISMadison.org.

Interested in volunteering as an English class teacher?  Email EnglishClasses@MFISMadison.org.  Please note class times above.VAF_Icon small

For information about other English as a Second Language classes for adults, check with the University of Wisconsin’s Continuing Studies program at: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/collections/english-language-program/