English Classes

????????????????????????????????????Spring 2018 English Classes:

Classes will officially begin January 30th and will run until May 4th.  There will be no classes on the week of Spring Break (March 24th-April 1st).   Classes currently being offered are listed below.  Please follow the steps below to register and pay for your classes.

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 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 Registration:dsc_0015

Register Here

Enroll in Spring classes now by clicking the blue button.  Please note we have combined our registration and payment into one step using EventBrite this semester.  If you have any questions about this process, please email our English Classes Coordinator Dineen Grow at EnglishClasses@MFISMadison.org.

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


  • This semester runs January 30th through May 4th (no classes the week of Spring Break March 24th-April 1st.)

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.

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/