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ORGANIZATION: Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, Mother Veronica Resource Center

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We are looking for volunteers who have some teaching experience or a background in Education to serve as ESL (English as a Second Language) class instructors beginning in September 2024 - (1) for High Beginner/Lo Intermediate level, (2) for Low Beginner level, and (2) as substitute ESL instructor - need 1 for daytime, 1 foe evening. The time slot for the High Beginner/Low Intermediate class is either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Time slots for the Low Beginner classes are Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and Monday and (possibly) Wednesday between 6:30 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Top Notch (Pearson Education, Inc.) is the curriculum being used. Instructors are free to supplement the curriculum with materials available at the Center or with their own materials. Each instructor is provided with a Teacher's Edition and Lesson Planner for the ESL level they are teaching.

There is no need to be fluent in any language except English. If you wish, you may attend the Literacy Council's English Forward training for free. It is an 11-hour workshop over two days, which provides instruction on ESL-teaching techniques. The next session will be taking place on July 18 and 19. Further details will be provided to applicants for these positions.

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About Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, Mother Veronica Resource Center


449 S 6th Street, Reading, PA 19607, US

Mission Statement

The Bernardine Franciscan Sisters, committed to their call to live the Gospel, established the Mother Veronica Resource Center in response to requests for assistance from Reading area immigrants. By providing various classes, tutoring and educational and social services resources for them and for all Reading area adults who come seeking a better way forward, the Center strives to improve the quality of their lives and enhance our community.


History: In 1894 four Bernardine Franciscan Sisters migrated from Poland to the United States with Mother Veronica Grzedowska as the leader of the group. They were immigrants coming to a new country to work with and for other immigrants. Reading, PA was where they established their first permanent home and ministry. Throughout the years, the Sisters have cared for and responded to the requests of people in many countries and cultures. It is in this spirit that they established the Mother Veronica Resource Center in response to the requests of newcomers to our community.
Programs: English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, General Education Development (GED) preparation classes (Language Arts, Mathematics in English, Spanish), Citizenship preparation classes, Computer classes, Adult Basic Education (ABE) and GED tutoring
Goals: 1. Impart a basic knowledge of English so that adult students can: improve their quality of life; provide better for their families through education and work opportunities; advocate for themselves in schools, hospitals, jobs, etc.; and pass the Naturalization Test;
2. Help adult students prepare to take the GED Test -- in addition to classes and tutoring, making access to online instructional programs available; 3. Offer preparation classes for the Naturalization Test; 4. Facilitate the attainment of computer skills; and 5. Provide resources to inform clients of available services and opportunities.


Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees


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Mother Veronica Resource Center449 S. 6th StreetReading, PA 19602



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




  • It is asked that a volunteer be able to work at least one semester of the year (September-December and/or January-first week of June).
  • Teaching experience or a background in Education

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