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Virtual ESL Learning Lab Volunteer

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Asian Pacific Development Center

  • 1 person is interested

Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) currently offers online ESL, GED and job preparation classes. We would like to expand the opportunities our students have to practice the skills they are learning with a teacher one-on-one. We will be starting a Learning Lab to meet this need. For now, the Lab will be online in Zoom, but the plan is for the lab to eventually be in person in the computer lab at APDC.

Students can drop in to the Learning Lab to get one-on-one help with English or Adult Basic Education (ABE)/Adult Secondary Education (ASE) material. They will be put in breakout rooms, and volunteers will join these breakout rooms to communicate with students about what they are studying in class and any additional areas they want help with. Volunteers may assign tasks, and they follow up to assess learning. Volunteers will not be expected to plan lessons. The concept of the Lab is to personalize students’ tutoring sessions to help meet their individual needs with the overall goal of supporting students in becoming more independent and self-directed in their learning. During a training, the ESL/ABE/ASE Coordinator will go over the process for assisting learners in the Lab. Currently, we are seeking volunteers to assist online only on Tuesdays form 12-2pm and Wednesdays 6-8pm. Please contact Heather Hernandez if you are interested! heatherhernandez@apdc.org

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About Asian Pacific Development Center

Location:

1537 Alton St., Aurora, CO 80010, US

Mission Statement

The Asian Pacific Development Center is a community-based, nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1980 to serve the needs of a growing population of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) residents throughout Colorado. APDC operates a licensed Community Mental Health Clinic designated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, innovative Health Promotion and Youth Programs , and a multicultural Interpreters Bank . A trained professional staff provides Culturally Competent services that include: assessment and evaluation, individual and group counseling; case management services; victim assistance services; mentorship, after school, and youth leadership programs; health promotion; interpretation/translation services; as well as cultural competency training and consultation. Services provided are linguistically and culturally appropriate.

Description

Our programs are organized through three major facets of APDC: Health and Wellness, Education and Advocacy. APDC provides culturally-proficient behavioral healthcare services, innovative community education and health promotion to those in need. APDC is the only multi-human service, multi-ethnic agency in Colorado that serves the Asian American/Pacific Islander population. APDC strives to bridge the needs of the community with resources in the various human service systems by providing mental health services (Colorado licensed mental health clinic), victim assistance services, youth programs (after-school, mentorship, leadership), health outreach and education (breast and cervical cancer outreach and prevention, tobacco use prevention, hepatitis B education and screening), health research, ESL/Citizenship classes, and a variety of other programs targeted at the Asian American/Pacific Islander community of Colorado.

Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Cross-cultural Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours a week (minimum)
  • We prefer volunteers to commit to at least a 10 week period in order to establish a little consistency with our students. Empathy, patience, and flexibility are required.

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