ESL Teacher/Tutors Using a basic curriculum, Teachers will assist Spanish speaking students with English vocabulary and sentence structure in a learning program with emphasizes listening, reading, writing and speaking English at 5 levels of skill: Levels 1,2,3, 4 and Conversational English (English Immersion). Traditional ESL Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3 hrs per day (morning, afternoon and evening classes are available). English Opportunity Classes use the same structure but only meet two days per week: Thursday and Friday (3 hrs per day). Teachers must have a high school diploma. Experience is helped but not mandatory. Training is provided.
GED Instructors/Tutors: Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (morning, afternoon and evening classes are available). Teachers must have a high school diploma. Experience is helped but not mandatory. Training is provided.
Cultural Arts Instructors Teachers may elect to teach classes in music (piano, keyboard, guitar), art (painting, drawing/sketching, ceramics, sculpture), dance (ballet, folklorico, jazz, aerobics, drama (acting, English immersion, stage production), creative (poetry, short stories, storytelling), misc (cake decorating, ethnic cooking, jewelry making, philosophy, book reviews). Actors and background crew members are needed for community theater productions; also, Tour guides for Historical Trolley tours and site visit tours. Assistants for Box Office Administration are also needed.
Start Up Pharr and Job Readiness Training with Experience Lab Teachers/instructors are needed for assisting students with writing a resume, how to do a job search, customer relations, marketing. Volunteers are needed to work in the Resale Shop/Boutique Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays.
Colonia Outreach: Instructors must be knowledgeable about health education and fluent in Spanish. However, all Volunteers can help with health fairs and other colonia events. Administrative assistance is also needed as well as leaders for children's activities (music, arts/crafts, games, sports etc). Also, leaders are needed to help with Christian Education and Adult Bible study (Spanish).
Public Relations volunteers are needed to help with community awareness of Pharr Literacy Project programs, press releases to news media and television interviews.
For more information, call Kelly Michal-Davis, Laura Martinez at 783-7726 or the RSVP office 956-316-2005.
- Adult Education
- Teaching / Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 55
- Orientation or Training
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