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EnglishConnect for Missionaries helps missionaries learn English to increase educational and employment opportunities as they prepare to lead and support families when they return home.

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If you do not speak English, you should study it as a missionary. This will bless you during your mission and throughout your life. Learning English will enable you to help build the Lord’s kingdom in additional ways and will be a blessing for you and your family.
Preach My Gospel, Chapter 7

LEARNING ENGLISH HAS BLESSED MY LIFE

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EnglishConnect Resources
Missionaries use EnglishConnect resources to learn and practice English on their own and with their companion.

EnglishConnect includes:
  • print manuals,
  • supplemental audio, and
  • online resources.

ENGLISHCONNECT FOR MISSIONARIES SERVES FOUR ENGLISH LEVELS

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EnglishConnect for Beginners: For missionaries who can understand very few or no English words

EnglishConnect 1: For missionaries who can read the English alphabet and can only say basic words or memorized phrases

EnglishConnect 2: For missionaries who can form basic sentences but struggle to hold a simple conversation

EnglishConnect 3: For missionaries who can hold natural conversations and can read and write basic sentences

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UNIQUE BENEFITS OF ENGLISHCONNECT FOR MISSIONARIES

Academic Opportunities
Missionaries who score a 6.5 or higher on the end of mission language assessment are pre-approved for admission to BYU-Pathway Worldwide.

“EnglishConnect helped me be ready for BYU-Pathway. BYU-Pathway will help me find a better job. I want to be an accountant. BYU-Pathway will help me do that.” - Sister Suwanan Yamma, Thailand

“The change that comes [from conversion] is a desire to be someone even better, to reach for more light, and to give greater service to others. Those desires always lead to a hunger for education, to learn what is true, what is useful, and what is beautiful” - President Henry B. Eyring, Education for Real Life
Employment Opportunities
  • Learning English can significantly increase a person’s opportunities for employment, education, and service. In countries where English is not the native language, individuals who speak English can earn 30-50% higher salaries.
  • In English-speaking countries, immigrants and refugees who learn English are better able to find employment, access healthcare, take advantage of education opportunities, and integrate with the community.

“It’s really helped me after my mission. Using my English helped me get a job as a nurse.” - Sister Gaie, Singapore Mission
Focus on the Missionary Purpose
The EnglishConnect for Missionaries resources mirror those used by wards, stakes, and missions for EnglishConnect conversation groups. These groups provide a self-reliance and fellowshipping opportunity for local members and friends of the Church.

Missionaries who are using EnglishConnect to learn English on their mission may participate in these groups as an extension of their personal and companion practice.

Mission presidents may also choose to use EnglishConnect as a finding tool. See Other Ways to Use EnglishConnect for more information.

WHERE TO GET STARTED

Do you have a question?

Check the Help section to find your answer.

Do you have feedback or need additional help?

Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.