When We Need You
From 12/12/2012 to 13/09/2013
Volunteering as an English tutor could be for you if …. You have good English and communications skills You have an interest in language You would like to teach in the future and need to gain some practical experience You would be comfortable going into students’ homes to teach them one-to-one We are looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). We are looking for people with good communication skills and an interest in language learning. Teaching experience and bilingual skills are useful but not essential.
About Edinburgh College - Community Based English as a Second Language
To provide access to learning English for adults, including refugees, permanently resident in the area, who are unable to attend a local community-based class or who need additional support to continue with a class. This is achieved through trained volunteers working once a week on a one-to-one basis in a student's home or other suitable venue.
Skills & Experience
Our volunteers do not require any skills or previous experience although a foreign language would be useful.
The training happens at 4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW. Information sessions will be held on 30th August 2013 and 6th September 2013. The tuition is done in the students home, with travel expenses paid.
Application Form, Induction/Training, References
Training and Induction Details
Initial training and follow up training days, ESOL teaching experience and references after 6 months successful tutoring. Ongoing support from a qualified lecturer. Information sessions will be held on 18th & 25th January.
Tutoring / Supporting Learners
Travel expenses paid monthly on presentation of bus tickets or mileage rate 40p per mile after training.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
After the initial training volunteers give once weekly lessons over a period of nine months to students who cannot get to community based classes for reasons such as health, childcare or working hours
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
4 Duncan Place
Contact: Caroline Battes
Tel: 0131 535 4630