We spoke with Claude Juha, the top of the Group Coaching Division at BethBC. She says their language programs have a two-fold objective. Group members can achieve marketable abilities, and it’s a good way to ask non-Christians to their campus.
“It’s kind of an outreach program where we target the local community here in Bethlehem. They come and see our work at the college and see our mission. This is helping them to know more about Christ.”
Apparently, round 90 % of the language program’s college students from the group are Muslim. For instance, the close by metropolis of Hebron is completely Islamic, they usually presently have 10 college students enrolled from Hebron.
It’s a uncommon alternative for Christian language academics to reside out the Gospel.
Every language course packs 40 hours of sophistication time into two and a half months. BethBC provides between 10 to 15 programs per 12 months, relying on instructor availability.
Juha says, “We are looking more to expand our department to have more languages…here in Bethlehem for other individuals who are looking forward to having a foreign language like German or Italian.”
The language course academics are ESL licensed volunteers from the USA. Juha says the few months they’ve with their volunteer academics is a fantastic time.
“I was noticing from this summer [that] most of the teachers who come here, they were so engaged with the students who took the English courses. They felt that they wanted to stay more with the students. They had a good relationship with them. They felt very hospitable; especially our Palestinian students are very hospitable and…very welcoming. The teachers felt at home.”
This previous summer season, BethBC had eight volunteer language course academics from the US. However Juha says they all the time want extra.
“Since most of the teachers are willing to come during summer, the rest of the months of the year we are out of teachers.”
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“I’m hoping to reach a very experienced teacher through you who have it on their hearts to come and interact with the local community and to give them some experience teaching,” Juha says. “Most of the people here are looking to expand or to have a new experience from internationals. So I think the college is a good place to come and serve.”
Juha says in addition they want believers who will decide to praying for his or her ministry in Palestine. BethBC is strategically positioned to be a light-weight for Christ and language schooling is opening doorways for the Gospel. They’re even celebrating the current accreditation of their Hebrew Language Diploma program that can formally begin this month.
“Pray for us to expand and to find new teachers that have great experience [and] that are willing to come here and benefit the local community,” Juha asks.
“We need also their prayers to help us expand in the English language to make it not only short courses during the year. We are looking forward to searching for a certain English program that is accredited or is internationally well-known that can be held in the college here in Bethlehem.”
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Header picture courtesy of Bethlehem Bible Faculty.