Volunteers are needed to meet with an ESL learner during class time from 9:30am-12:30pm one day a week. Volunteers will be paired individually or in small groups with adult students to practice basic reading, writing, and job skills. Volunteers may also be called to substitute for an ESL class if the teacher is out for the day. Before volunteers begin tutoring, they observe 2 lower level English classes to get a sense of how the classes are taught and what levels of English they will be working with.
Supervisor : Sarah Houston, ESL Program Manager
Volunteer Impact: Conversing in English in an easygoing environment is one of the best and fastest ways for clients to learn the language. Volunteers can build relationships while simultaneously helping clients to assimilate faster into the American culture. Refugees who have just arrived are often very shy in class, and that might inhibit English language learning. Volunteers who can meet with them one on one may be able to get to know the client and make him/her feel more at ease and be able to absorb more of the language.
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment