Help Adult English (ESOL) Learners improve their conversation skills


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When

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

Where

Bryant Adult Center2709 Popkins Ln.Alexandria, VA 22306

About

Do you like meeting new people and learning about different cultures? If so, this opportunity is for you!

FCPS Adult ESOL is seeking volunteer assistants to help with Tues. & Thurs. morning conversation groups in various classes for the Spring Term at our Bryant location in Alexandria, VA (2709 Popkins Ln.; Alexandria, VA 22306).

Each session takes place from 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesday & Thursday mornings, and will involve visits to various classes to engage in conversation groups with Adult ESOL students in each class. Volunteers will receive guidance and activities from the Lead Teacher at the site prior to each session. Volunteers available on both mornings, or just one of those mornings each week are encouraged to respond.

If interested, please e-mail Jennifer Beilke (jabeilke@fcps.edu). All interested volunteers will be asked to meet with Jennifer for a mini-orientation (about 30-45 mins.) before their first conversation group session at Bryant. Ideally, we'd like someone who can start on May 2, 2017. However, we'll consider those who can start lthe following week, as well.

Experience working with English language learners is helpful, but not required. Anyone interested in helping Adult immigrants and foreign residents in our community engage in conversations in English on various topics is highly encouraged to participate in this volunteer opportunity. Please also note that we do hope to continue the conversation groups after this Spring, so we hope to hear from those who can commit to helping out in future terms, as well (Summer Term runs from July-Aug., and Fall Term runs Sept.-Dec.). For now, the commitment is just through June 15, 2017.

Skills

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 or 2 times/week for 8 weeks (May 2-June 15)
  • Attendance at 'mini' orientation (about 30-45 mins.) prior to first session with groups.

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