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.

Weekly Class Schedule


To get more information or to register for a class, please send Mrs. Marcia Mittwede an email and tell her your name and class choices (class number #).  Or you may come to the class on the day you start class  and Mrs. Marcia or another teacher will help you register.

All classes are free and meet once a week on the day indicated. You may join a class at any time during the semester.
St. Paul=St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3501 Red River, Austin, 78705;
Redeemer=Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1500 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, 78757
ULC=University Lutheran Church, 2100 San Antonio, Suite 110, Austin 78705
Georgetown=Please contact Mrs. Marcia for location.
Book Club Participants choose a book to read together and meet to discuss it. 
English Conversation Class:  Practice speaking English in a casual setting. Make new friends and learn about American culture.  Classes divided into 4 – 6 people per group. Weekly worksheets are provided to class members. Suggested English Level: Intermediate

English for Living:  Focuses on English words that are used for ordinary situations in life.  For example, English to use at the grocery store.  Materials provided by the teacher.   Suggested English Level: Easy

ESL Bible Class:  The Bible has influenced much of the English language and American culture.  English Bibles and other materials are provided for participants.  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

Mommy & Me:  For mommies and their babies ages, 0-2 years.  Includes age-appropriate activities, singing, Bible story time, and lots of chatting time for mommies (daddies, grandmas or other caregivers welcome). This class meets each week.  Suggested English Level:  Low/Intermediate

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

Water Color Group  This is a group for anyone interested in doing water color painting.  Beginners to Advanced. Work on your own and get advice from our experienced art teacher. Thursdays 3 PM – 6 PM. St, Paul Lutheran Church. 

5 PM Sunday Night Worship & $1 Dinner:  (Begins Aug. 25, 2019). This is a simple worship service followed by dinner.  Please bring a donation of $1 for the meal. You may participate or simply observe.  All are welcome. No registration required.  Worship followed by meal beginning at 5 PM at University Lutheran Church, 2100 San Antonio, Suite 110. Enter on 21st Street.

TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS:  Send an email with your name and choice of classes (class #) to: or come to the class and see Mrs. Marcia or another teacher who will help you register when you arrive.  You may join a class any time during the semester. 

Your enrollment will be confirmed via email.  Please note: add to your contacts in order to receive e-mails from us. 

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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:  St. Paul Lutheran, 3501 Red River;  Redeemer Lutheran, 1500 W. Anderson Lane, University Lutheran, 2100 San Antonio Suite 110

For University Lutheran parking: please  contact Pastor Mitwede 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.
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