English Language (ESL) Instructor

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Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut

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We would like to offer a classroom position to a lucky volunteer to teach an English as a Second Language (ESL) Class for Women in Stratford, CT. Based on volunteer availability, we would like to run a weekly class at the Stratford Library using the Board Room downstairs. You may be selected as a potential teacher! We are offering this class based on the number of women seeking ESL assistance in the community, and we want to offer a space where the students understand that children may be brought. It is not your responsibility to tend to or instruct the children, rather we ask you to welcome a student when she brings a child. You will have complete liberty to teach the content you like, and we are happy to provide resources and support. We expect a class length ranging from one hour to an hour and a half. If you are interested or have any questions, please feel free to ask at director@lvsct.org or tosullivan03@gmail.com. Please spread the word about this opportunity to family, friends, students and qualified volunteers who you think should know about this!

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About Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut

Location:

16 Dixon Street, Milford, CT 06460, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut is to provide services at no cost to any individual who wishes to learn the English language or enhance their reading, writing, speaking and math skills necessary to lead productive lives in our community.

Description

For two decades, our non-profit organization has been building literacy in the Greater Milford and Stratford Area with our quality programs for thousands of local adults and children.
The ability to read and write is the basis for all other education; literacy is necessary for an individual to understand information, whether written or verbal. Without literacy skills-the abilities to read, write, do math, solve problems, or to access and use technology-today’s adults will struggle to take part in the world around them and fail to reach their full potential as parents, community members, and employees.
We are happy to report that our literacy volunteers are making a huge difference in our student’s lives and helping them to reach their goals.
Last year our tutors donated over 3,000 hours to more than 100 English Language Learners (ELL). Through the weekly tutoring, many of our ELL students entered into higher education or training, some were able to get a job or improve their career, some received their GED and citizenship, others voted for the first time, received a drivers license, and became more involved in their children’s community activities.
It takes great courage for many of our ELL students to walk through our door and ask for help. We match them with a tutor or put them in a group and they begin to learn the English language, some for the first time.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2203 Main StreetStratford, CT 06615

(41.19065,-73.13118)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are asking for one lesson taught per week to a small group of adults. The lesson itself may be between 60 and 90 minutes, whereas preparation for the lesson may take as long as you need. Typically, instructors expect to prepare for two hours.
  • Teaching background preferred, as well as experience in ESL. Certifications a plus, but enthusiasm and communication skills are what we are looking for!

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