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CPS Volunteer ESL Instructor for Adults

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Erie Neighborhood House

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Erie Neighborhood House

Job Brief:

Erie Neighborhood is approaching its eighteenth year working with Chicago Public Schools to provide Non- English speaking adults with ESL courses, and are looking for volunteers who are dedicated and interested in teaching.

The goal is to provide participants with not only the skills and tools necessary to learn English, but the ability to speak, read, and write in English in order to better navigate their experiences.

The ideal candidate does not need to have prior teaching experience or a certificate in education but must be passionate and committed to attending and teaching ESL courses at one of the Chicago Public Schools listed. Additionally, there are no language requirements. A free training session, a curriculum, and a reserved classroom for the ESL course will be provided before and during the start of the academic quarter.


  • Issue pre-tests, provided by Erie House, to the participants prior to teaching the curriculum.

  • Maintain an attendance and hour log that details who came to class and how many hours each class session was.

  • Issue a post-test, provided by Erie House, to the participants once they have completed 50 hours of class time.


  • Attend the free ESL training, which explains how to use both the pre and post test as well as provide tips on how to create a meaningful experience for the participants(TBD)

  • Commit to teaching at least once a week during one of the following quarters:

    • September-Mid-December

    • January - March

    • April-Mid-June

  • Commit to teaching during one of the following set of hours:

    • 8am-10am

    • 9am-11am

    • 9am-12am

  • Must be 20 years of age or older

CPS Schools:

  • Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual & International Center Elementary School

  • Talcott Fine Arts and Museum Academy

  • Burbank Elementary School

  • Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy

Non-CPS Schools:

  • The Linden House

If interested please contact Susana Ortiz at the following number and email: tel: 312.666.3430x2155email:sortiz@eriehouse.org If interested please note and rank the schools you would perfer to teach at with 1 being the most prefered and 5 being the least

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About Erie Neighborhood House


1347 W. Erie, Chicago, IL 60622, US

Mission Statement

Erie Neighborhood House is a community service agency founded in 1870 that promotes a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino, families through skill-building, access to critical resources,advocacy and collaborative action.


Erie Neignborhood House Core Values:

  • To affirm the dignity and capacity of all persons to reach their fullest potential
  • To strengthen the voice of the disenfranchised
  • To embody a spirit of service and respect
  • To forge creative solutions and promote social change.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.





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  • Once per week

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