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Online English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instructor

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ORGANIZATION: Blue Ridge Literacy

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Online ESOL instructors work in small group classes held with adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners. BRL offers three levels of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced ESOL classes in 15-week long semesters to foreign-born adults in the Roanoke Valley. Online classroom instructors will receive training on teaching techniques and the curriculum used for classes as well as ongoing support throughout the course of classes. This is a great opportunity for retired teachers interested in being back in the classroom, college students interested in education and gaining practical experience as well as adults who are interested in connecting with our immigrant and refugee community members.

Visit Blue Ridge Literacy's website at to learn more about our literacy services and programs. For any additional information or questions, please call us at 540-265-9339 Mon-Fri between 9:00- 3:30 or email BRL's Program Director Sara Geres at

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  • evening / 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
    Blue Ridge Literacy's Online ESOL classes are offered in three 15-week long semesters on : Jan 6- Apr 19. May 3- Aug 11, Sep 6- Dec 15

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About Blue Ridge Literacy


706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016, US

Mission Statement

Since 1985, Blue Ridge Literacy (BRL) has been the leading nonprofit organization to offer literacy services to American and foreign-born adults in Southwest Virginia. The mission of BRL is to support adult learners achieve their life goals through functional literacy skills. BRL adapts its services to the needs of the community. This helps adult learners gain equitable access to the skills they need to improve their lives and create a better future for themselves and their families.


Blue Ridge Literacy was founded in 1985 by two librarians who wanted to address a need in their community. The mission of Blue Ridge Literacy is to support the achievement of life goals by providing opportunities to strengthen literacy skills to adults in western Virginia. One of our main philosophies is to keep a learner's goals and interests in mind when working with them.
We encourage our volunteers, teachers, and tutors to get to know their learners or classroom so that they are better able to teach. Similarly, we tell all of our learners to ask their teachers questions and to tell their instructor what they are interested in. Operating tutoring sessions and classes in this way ensures a reciprocal relationship that may differ from a traditional student/teacher dynamic. BRL has found that developing relationships in an educational setting aids the learning process when working with adult learners.
All 1:1 tutor training and classroom training is available to adults in the Virginia counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Franklin, Alleghany and Craig, and the cities of Roanoke and Salem.


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


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706 S. Jefferson St.Roanoke, VA 24016


  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Online ESOL instructors will commit to 1.5- 3 hours of teaching time per week.
  • • Must be at least 18 years old • Must have a high school diploma or GED • Have no record of conviction for sex offense, theft, larceny, crimes of violence or other offenses that could pose a threat to the safety and/or well-being or a learner

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