Volunteer ESL Instructor (Intermediate Level)

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Center for the Integration and Advancement of New Americans (CIANA)

CIANA is looking for a volunteer ESL instructor to teach Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 10:30 to noon. Our classes are typically composed of 10-20 students whose English proficiency ranges from beginner to intermediate. You must be comfortable managing a diverse group of students and facilitating fun and interactive activities.


The Center for the Integration & Advancement of New Americans (CIANA) is a social services organization that works to integrate new immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Latin America into the socio-economic and civic life of American society while maintaining pride in their cultural heritage.


  • Write and deliver English lessons that incorporate reading, writing, speaking, and listening components based on a curriculum
  • Facilitate lessons on life skills and practical English in a fun and accessible way
  • Collaborate with other ESL teachers on lesson development and execution
  • Assist in tracking student needs and progress


  • Consistent availability on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Charismatic, dynamic, and interactive instruction methods
  • Motivated to help students achieve their goals
  • Competent in and respectful of cultural differences

Bonus Points:

  • Students enrolled in a CELTA, TESOL, or TEFL program or retired teachers
  • Passionate about advancing immigrant rights
  • Fluency or bilingualism in another language (especially Arabic, Bengali, and Spanish)

Compensation: Unpaid

Hours: 2-4 per week; flexible

To apply, please submit a cover letter, and resume to volunteer @cianainc.org. Or find out more about us on our website or social media and let’s chat: www.cianainc.org or @cianainc

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Fee Amount: None

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