ESL Conversation Partner

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


112 South Duke StreetDurham, NC 27701

Teacher and student during an ESL lesson.


Share your knowledge of the English language and American culture while simultaneously building relationships with newly arrived refugees of different cultures and background. Teach new arrivals how to communicate in English and navigate American systems through activities and practice. Work one-on-one or in a small group with refugees to better improve their English skills, either at their apartment or at a public cafe or library.


  • Create and develop lesson plans and activities.
  • Practice pronunciation, grammar, slang, and job-related terms.
  • Learn about students' strengths and weaknesses and teach accordingly. Interact with a wide range of English proficiency levels.
  • Write case notes of what took place and any important information the office needs to know.


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

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week, 1-2 hours per visit.
  • Cross-cultural communication skills, patience, respect
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