International Student Ministry

                                Welcome to the USA and to Austin!

We offer free English and Bible classes for international students, scholars, their families and friends.  We are a Christian  organization, however, we respect and welcome all people from any faith or no faith to our ESL program.


All times are Central Standard Time

To get more information or to register for a class, please send Mrs. Marcia Mittwede an email and tell her your name and which classes  you’d like to join.

All classes are free and meet once a week on the day indicated. You may join a class at any time during the semester.
CLASS LOCATIONS:   Beginning in June, 2021, most classes will be on Zoom as well as in-person.  In-person classes will meet at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River.
Book Club   Participants choose a book to read and meet to discuss it together. 
English Conversation Class:  Practice speaking English in a casual setting. Make new friends and learn about American culture in a group of 4 – 6 people. Worksheets are provided. Suggested English Level: Intermediate

ESL Bible Class:  The Bible has influenced much of the English language and American culture.  English Bibles and other materials are provided.  No prior Bible knowledge is required. Suggested English Level:  Intermediate

Idioms and Slang:  The American language uses many idioms and slang.  This class will help define idioms and slang expressions that are common in daily life in America.  Suggested English Level: Intermediate

Relationship StudiesThis discussion class focuses on dealing with challenges in relationships in the home, workplace, school, etc.

Mommy & Me:  For mommies and their babies ages, 0-3 years.  Includes age-appropriate activities, singing, Bible story time, and lots of chatting time for mommies (daddies, grandmas or other caregivers welcome). This class is currently not meeting.  We hope to resume in the future. Suggested English Level:  Low/Intermediate

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS:  Send an email with your name and choice of classes (Day/Time) to Mrs. Marcia:   She will send you the Zoom Link. You may join a class any time during the year. 

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For directions to St. Paul Lutheran Church, please go to this link:

how to find us

Worship Service
Sundays @5pm


University Lutheran Church, 2100 San Antonio, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78705

For ESL classes:  Many of our classes are on Zoom.
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For University Lutheran parking: please  contact Pastor Mittwede for possible access to the garage.  Otherwise please park on the street or in St. Austin’s Church Garage on San Antonio St.   Plenty of free parking at St. Paul Lutheran and Redeemer Lutheran for ESL participants.