Volunteer opportunity posted by: La Voz of Loudoun
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Overview of Position:
Teach adult ESL students during class time and supervise ESL Instructor Assistants. Students range from true beginners, advanced beginners, to intermediate level. One class may be held or multiple classes may be occurring simultaneously. Instructor will be assigned to teach one level, but may be expected to substitute between levels as needed. Class sessions last 11-13 weeks, including registration and final test.
1) Serve as lead teacher with one of two levels of students, beginning or intermediate.
2) Become familiar with curriculum and teacher/student guides. Prepare lessons/activities in advance and adhere to curriculum/teacher's guide in order to effectively deliver instruction.
3) Teach adult ESL students class work that has been assigned in class for that lesson – including, but not limited to, reading, writing, speaking activities such as, pair/group work, vocabulary learning, reading aloud, matching/multiple choice/true & false exercises, etc.
4) Teach grammar/punctuation rules to students and reinforce learning. Utilize approaches to meet the needs of a variety of student learning styles (e.g. – interactive activities, board work, handouts, multi-media presentations, etc.)
5) Effectively work in a team with La Voz ESL instructor assistants, La Voz site liaison, La Voz leadership staff, and with partner agencies. Collaborate with team to aid students in registering for classes, accomplishing class work for each lesson, and becoming more English proficient.
6) Participate in outside program planning meetings with La Voz leadership staff and/or partner agency staff as necessary.
7) Take responsibility for logistics (set-up, break-down, registration, class modeling, etc.) as needed; attend required trainings and fill-in for other instructors on occasion.
Time Required: 4-6 hours/week; weekday evening (6:30-8:30pm) & outside planning/set-up time
Physical/Age Requirements: Age 21+ preferred
Skills/Education: Excellent oral and written communication skills; English proficiency required; bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus; High School/College graduate preferred
Experience: Prefer experience teaching/training/tutoring/ESL programs; curriculum development background, familiarity with ESL course manuals, and computer knowledge a plus
Training Required: Orientation to La Voz organization; shadowing of current instructor; introduction to La Voz partners/contacts
Benefits to Volunteering: Opportunity to provide direct service to La Voz clients/interact with La Voz networks; utilize/practice language skills; participate in trainings
Please e-mail or call for more information and/or to express interest.
E-mail contact: Yvette Castro-Green, Executive Director - email@example.com
Phone contact: 703-777-1417, La Voz voicemail line - leave a message for call back
Please provide name, daytime/evening phone numbers and/or e-mail address
A volunteer application form and Code of Conduct must be completed. An interview will be part of the process.