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379 12 StreetOakland, CA 94607


Are you interested in working with a fun, diverse and very appreciative group of adults? If so, the Salvation Army is seeking English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers.

We offer adult learners free ESL classes out of two locations in Alameda County:

  1. Chinatown Corps- - fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin preferred
  2. Garden Street Corps- fluency in Spanish preferred

Date and time needed are flexible for all locations.


  • Attend initial training to understand both The Salvation Army's mission and programs and the requirements of the position.
  • Plan a curriculum with steps for teaching the English class.
  • Actively encourage consistent attendance.


  • Superb writing, editing and speech skills
  • Knowledge of best teaching practices
  • Ability to communicate with diverse population
  • Pleasant manner, patience, problem-solving ability & dependability.

Please apply on our volunteer opportunities website:


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

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of a class a week

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