Opportunity

ESL Teachers

The Position

Although English is the official language of The Gambia, there are many native Gambians who do not speak it — and have never heard the truth of the gospel. As an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teacher in The Gambia, you’ll develop important community relationships and encourage class members to think more deeply about faith and the role of Christ in their lives.

As an ESL teacher you will:

  • Teach English speaking and writing skills to adults and children
  • Welcome ESL students to share their thoughts and beliefs about faith and grace, while sharing stories from the Bible and your own life
  • Have the heart for ministry, patience, and perseverance
  • Use your enthusiasm for sharing the Word of God to build excitement and curiosity about Jesus Christ
The Need

In the Gambia, most people have never heard of Jesus Christ. About 90% of the Gambia’s two million people are Muslim, and evangelical believers make up less than one percent of the population. While English is the official national language of the Gambia, most unreached people groups speak the Wolof language. To minister to their spiritual needs, a willingness to learn their language and culture is necessary.

Although there are challenging barriers to missions in the Gambia, the rewards are great. Equipped with Bible resources in the Wolof language, people are responding to the message of Jesus Christ! God has opened doors to serve as a missionary in the Gambia, and we are in of more workers—will you help us introduce more people to the love of Jesus?

The Impact

Use your love for language to share the gospel. At ABWE, we want to make sure the words of Jesus are clearly understood in every culture. From Scripture translation to English clubs, our translation and ESL ministries are bringing the message of the gospel to people and cultures around the world. We need qualified, creative people who are passionate about working with languages to reach others for Christ.

Currently, ABWE missionaries are working with the Wolof in The Gambia. Will you join our team and help us share the gospel to a nation hungry for truth?


Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis, ABWE is limiting international travel of short-term missionaries originating from the US and assessing the level of risk per country per US State Department guidelines. To inquire about travel restrictions or exceptions, please contact go@abwe.org. We would love to talk to you!

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