The English for Citizenship Instructor will teach a weekly 2-hour ELL class to members of the community who are applying for US Citizenship. The Instructor will deliver ELL instruction focused on the vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation found in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reading, writing, and 100 civics questions. There are 100 possible questions for the civics test; the applicant will be asked ten and must correctly answer six to pass. In this course, you will connect with each student personally and encourage them in their journey to naturalized citizenship. Above all, this is an exciting role sure to provide you with an overall enriching experience as you get to know a culturally diverse group of individuals and build a community by learning together here at the Kansas City Public Library.
The English for Citizenship Instructor should be familiar with the USCIS Citizenship Curriculum. The Instructor will be responsible for preparing adequately for class each week and providing quality ELL instruction to students throughout the 12-week session. The Instructor is responsible for submitting a weekly progress report to RISE. Other responsibilities will include ensuring that the classroom is an open, welcoming, and inclusive space. The Instructor will get students excited about citizenship and help them understand the importance of being an active, informed community member. We want our students to feel confident and ready to become a citizen of this country. Following the conclusion of the 12 weeks, the Instructor will assist in program evaluation through gathering and tracking students' progress.
Instructors will participate in training/orientation prior to beginning service and will be given ongoing support from the Library's Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment (RISE) team. Instructors will be accompanied in the classroom by either a member of the RISE team or by volunteer tutors, who will be there to support the Instructor as well as assist with more personal small group instruction. Instructors will be equipped with a binder containing an Instructor's Guide, the curriculum, and other resources. All supplies required for classes will be provided by the Library - any additional materials will be provided as needed. We are here for you from start to finish!
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Wednesdays, 6-8PM (weekly)