English Classes

MFIS English classes are not offered during the summer.


Fall 2018 English Classes:

Classes will officially begin Tuesday, September 11 and will run until Thursday, December 13, 2018.  There will be no class on Thursday, November 22 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Please follow the steps below to register and pay for your classes once registration opens.

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

dsc_0015*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: Register and Pay for Classes Online: 

Step 2: Attend Classes (First Baptist Church, 518 N. Franklin Avenue)


This semester will run  Tuesday, September 11 and will run until Thursday, December 13.  There will be no class on Thursday, November 22 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

If you have any questions please email the English Class Coordinator Dineen Grow 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.

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/