Be The Change! Become an ESL Instructor


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1510 N Claremont AvenueChicago, IL 60622


We offer talented individuals the opportunity to lend their knowledge of the English language to our enthusiastic adult students. Instructors will help our students build English skills and conversational confidence. Instructors are not required to know a foreign language. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday Mornings. Volunteers are asked to volunteer once a week for two hours. Interested instructors will have the opportunity to observe a class and receive free training prior to starting. Once on board you will have the knowledge and resources of dedicated staff partners; that have over 35 years of combined teaching experience.


Prepare lesson plans and teach English to speakers of other languages. Including and not limited to grammar, writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills.


Over 18 years old

Semester long commitment, 2 hours a week

Complete 12 hour Literary Works training (free to volunteers)

Provide copy of resume and two professional references

Pass a background check

Accepting of other cultures and beliefs

Bilingual a plus, but not necessary


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • six months
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