Volunteer as an ESOL teacher with Talk English!
Volunteer to teach learners on Talk English Courses and help people to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is a rewarding yet challenging experience. Focusing on the things people need to do in their everyday lives, such as going shopping, using public transport and going to the doctors, you will help learners to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Volunteering as an ESOL teacher is a great opportunity for you to gain experience and develop new skills while making a difference to peoples lives. By volunteering with Talk English you will gain experience of teaching, working as part of a team and working with learners from all over the world. You will also develop your communication, presentation and organisational skills.
What’s expected of volunteer ESOL teachers?
Volunteers will be expected to commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week for at least 12 weeks to co-teach one class a week with another volunteer in a community setting. The classes are for up to 15 learners with low level English skills.
Classes will take place in Calderdale or Wakefield only.
What training and support is available?
All volunteer ESOL teachers will be expected to attend and complete a training course to prepare them for their role.
We offer a 45 hour non-accredited training course which introduces the role and responsibilities of Talk English volunteer ESOL teachers and ESOL teaching, learning and assessment methods and resources. Throughout the course volunteers will be expected to complete assignments before doing a micro teach in front of their peers to demonstrate inclusive teaching and learning.
Volunteers will be provided with an induction and initial training before teaching starts and a range of learning materials to use in classes. Throughout the project, volunteers will be able to access teaching resources and continue with their training.
Training will take place in Calderdale or Wakefield only.
If you’ve got an interest in helping others, want to develop news skills, can commit to a minimum of 2 hours a week to co-teach ESOL in a community setting and able to attend the training course then we’d love to hear from you!
The WEA Yorkshire and Humber Talk English project will be running in Calderdale and Wakefield. You don’t have to live in these areas but you would need to be able to travel to one or the other to be eligible for this programme.
Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Adam Roe on 07966 254 323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more information on the Talk English website www.talk-english.co.uk/
Look forward to hearing from you!