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How to Welcome Refugees

How to Welcome Refugees

We talked to our good friends at Catholic Charities, World Relief, NICE, TIRRC, CRIT, TOR, Legacy Mission Village, Siloam, NALC, and the Nashville Public Library to see how Nashvillians can step up and help refugees in this time of need. Here’s what they had to say….

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Story Portraits & Social Media

Story Portraits & Social Media

Are you active on social media? Do you tweet, post, & gram your heart out? So do we! Make sure you’re following ESL to Go on Instagram, Twitter, & have liked us on Facebook, to stay up to date on all the English Truck’s happenings….

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Driving the English Truck

Driving the English Truck

By Catherine Pearson When I first learned I’d be driving an F650, I smiled politely and said, “Great!” Inside, I was terrified. Driving a mobile classroom sounds cool and adventurous. But when the truck arrived, last May, it felt like an invitation for cliff jumping….

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Meet the Truck Party!

 Artwork by Theresa Kerby  That’s right–we got the ESL to Go truck and we’re throwing a party! Join us on June 22 from 6-10 PM at East-Centric Pavilion in East Nashville. The party will be REALLY fun. We promise. Here are some highlights: *International food…

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

On May 13, 2013, one year, one month, and two weeks after ESL to Go was established, the mobile classroom arrived in Nashville. What started out as this: Turned into this: WE DID IT! And by we, we mean TFLI and ESL to Go staff,…

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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

By Catherine Pearson Recently a couple of friends were reminiscing about their two-year stint in Italy. They were newlyweds at the time, nearly 20 years ago, but as they regaled me with tales, they both recalled one moment vividly. “Tiramisu!” they cried in unison. I…

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Bastante: Enough

Bastante: Enough

ESL to Go is lucky enough to have Catherine Pearson teaching two of our classes. Catherine earned her TESL certification from TFLI in 2004, and is a beautiful writer, storyteller and teacher. We wanted to share her reflections, inspired by her Valentine’s Day classes. Please…

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So Proud of Our Angie!

So Proud of Our Angie!

Check out this great video on Angie Harris, the brains behind ESL to Go, and her motivation for starting the program. Lyle Jackson created this beautiful video for Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, where Angie earned her master’s degree. He hopes this will get her a spot…

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We Ordered the Truck Party

We Ordered the Truck Party

We Ordered the Truck Party Since our last post in August (has it really been that long?), the ESL to Go team received the entire amount of money needed to purchase our dream mobile classroom! Thanks to many individual donors combined with three incredibly generous…

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ESL to Go is, well, going…

ESL to Go is, well, going…

Since receiving funding for operating expenses in April 2012, the ESL to Go team and student body has grown so much. We are now operating classes out of three unique sites in Madison, TN and South Nashville, serving refugees from Burma, Somalia, Iraq, and Kurdistan. Our team…

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