ESOL Teaching Assistant, Dorchester


Cause Areas


Thu Sep 08, 2016 - Thu Dec 15, 2016


Lena Park Community Development Corporation150 American Legion HighwayBoston, MA 02124


Program/Department Overview:

JVS is launching "English for Employment" classes in Dorchester beginning in September. ESOL classes will be offered to refugees and immigrants whose goal is to find employment. In addition to English classes, clients will receive career coaching including job search assistance, resume and cover letter writing and interview preparation.


Help teach vocational English class for immigrants and refugees. Topics include improving English and communication skills to obtain employment, job search and job retention techniques, orientation to the American workplace, financial literacy and life skills. Assist students in completing in-class tasks, including computer work and group activities, as well as assist with job searches, resume development and interview prep.


  • Related experience is welcome, but training will be provided.
  • Interest in working with people of various linguistic, cultural, religious, ethnic and national backgrounds.
  • Commitment to learning techniques for providing effective services to support job outcomes for refugees and immigrants.
  • English proficiency is required; must be able to take written instruction and read online applications.
  • Ability to speak other languages not required but welcome.
  • Ability to work in dynamic and often changing work environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with staff and other volunteers/interns.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility-responsibilities will vary on a day-to-day basis.
  • Empathy for the challenges of learning a new culture and a new language.

Classes will be held M-Th from 9:00-12:00 and from 1:30-4:30. Volunteers may choose one or more classes to assist.


  • Adult Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 hours per week minimum, 3 month duration minimum
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