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English Speakers of Other Languages Instructor

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ORGANIZATION: Scottsdale Public Library

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Scottsdale Public Library

Scottsdale Public Library is looking for an English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) Volunteer Instructors.

Our instructors teach students who do not speak English as a first language. They create lessons and foster a pleasant learning environment, while taking students' differences and needs into account. Our ESOL/ESL instructors play an important part in our community as they help students practice their skills at conversing in basic English.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and are eager to practice their English skills.

We are specifically looking for instructors to teach at our Arabian Branch Library (located at 10215 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85255) for our fall programming schedule that starts in September.

Our lessons are planned by our volunteer instructors, with the day and time of classes negotiated with library staff. Classes run continuously, meeting usually once a week.

ESL certification preferred, but not required.

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About Scottsdale Public Library


3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, US

Mission Statement

Putting people at the heart of dynamic library service.


Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in.

History of Scottsdale Public Library

The Scottsdale Public Library was started in the summer of 1955 by Lou Ann Noel and Beth Fielder. Located in the un-air-conditioned Adobe House, which at the time served as a community center, the library was originally open for only two hours, two mornings a week, and its collection consisted of 300 donated books.

In 1959 the Friends of the Library, a non-profit, community organization made up entirely of volunteers, was organized to support and fund-raise for the library. In 1960 the City of Scottsdale assumed responsibility for the library and hired the first professionally trained librarian. Later, the City hired additional paid staff to keep up with the demands of the community and, in 1968, opened a new 37,000-square-foot main library.

Vision Statement

Preserve the past, enrich the present, and illuminate the future.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Scottsdale, AZ 85251



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


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Our volunteer instructors develop lesson plans for a one to one and half hour class.

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