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. 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 onboarded you will have the knowledge and resources of dedicated staff to assist you in becoming an effective ESL Instructor and/or Assistant.


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

Needs and Available times (starting in the Fall)

High Priority:

  • Wednesdays 10am - 11:30am (ESL 3 Class)

Mid Priority:

  • Mondays 10am - 11:30am (ESL 3 Class)
  • Tuesdays 10am - 11:30am (ESL 1 Class)
  • Friday 10am - 11:30am (Citizenship Classes {Bilingual})


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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