English Classes

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

New student orientation for fall classes will be held on Tuesday September 12th 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 Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am $100
Intermediate Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am $100
Advanced Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am $100
Parent/Child Conversation Tuesday and Thursday 9-11am $100
Writing (all levels welcome) Thursday 11:30am-1:00pm $50

*Please note all classes depend on student interest and may be subject to cancellation 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 – Select the course to registered for and click “Buy Now”

You can pay for your class (or classes) online using the PayPal tools below.  PayPal is a free, secure way to pay via debit or credit card online.  If you do not already have a PayPal account you can sign up for this free service here.  It is a safe, quick and easy way to send online payments.  You can also pay directly with a debit or credit card, without creating an account if you prefer.  Please keep a copy of your payment confirmation and bring it with you to the first day of classes.

Class Choice

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 Tuesday September 12th between 9-11am to confirm registration, show proof of payment, and get your level assessed (more details will be sent in a confirmation email after you register for classes.)

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.orgVAF_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/