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ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL
FOR PASTORAL MINISTRY

Our Purpose

 The English Language School for Pastoral Ministry (ELSPM) aims to train pastoral workers and theological students who speak a language other than English as their first language. Its objective is to develop skills in English in a Christian and theological environment and to improve communication to a level which will enable them to participate effectively in a pastoral ministry of the contemporary Church.

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“ I am reading and comprehending English much better but, most of all, I am most grateful for the opportunity to practise and explore my thinking in a supportive and understanding group – my community of practice.”

Dr Paulus Jasmin (Indonesia)

“I spent four and half months at the Language School and I learned so much. I learned how to express my English better, how to structure sentences in a different way – in an academic context. I can say I improved my speaking, listening, reading and writing skills”.

Deacon Manuel de la Cruz (Mexico)

“I was a student at ELSPM before. I was studying for EAP course there. During my time at ELSPM, I have met excellent teachers and many beautiful friends there. Now I am studying theology at the university where I wanted to study”.

Christina

LOCATION

The ELSPM is located in Melbourne, regularly rated as the most livable city in the world by the Economist magazine. It is a safe and culturally diverse city that offers students many opportunities to practise their language skills in supportive communities.

ELPSM classes are conducted at the Yarra Theological Union, situated at 98 Albion Road, Box Hill Victoria 3128, 13 kilometres from central Melbourne; the program follows the academic calendar of the University of Divinity.

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If you think that you, or someone you know, would benefit from studying with us, please contact us today.
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