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ESOL CONVERSATION GROUP HOST - ADULT ESOL (REMOTE) - Immediate openings

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ESOL CONVERSATION GROUP HOST - ADULT ESOL (REMOTE) - Immediate openings

Rian Immigrant Center is currently recruiting Volunteer Conversation Group Hosts to support our immigrant ESOL student community and provide space for them to practice their English speaking skills. Volunteers are NOT required to be native English language speakers or U.S. Citizens.

It is preferable that they are familiar with the language learning process and/or the experience of living in a foreign culture or within 2+ cultures simultaneously, as this promotes empathy for our students’ lived experience.

TIME COMMITMENT:

2 in-class hours/week during morning, afternoon or evening hours;

1-2 hours outside of the classroom for student communication and lesson preparation

START DATE/CURRENT OPENINGS: Immediate openings (you can apply for one or more slots, whatever works for your schedule and as per your availability)

  1. ESOL Level 1: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Wed) morning (Apply now for early August start)
  2. ESOL Level 2:12:00pm - 1:00pm (Mon)
  3. ESOL Level 2: 12:00pm - 1:00pm (Wed)
  4. ESOL Level 2: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Wed)
  5. ESOL Level 3: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Wed)
  6. ESOL Level 3: 6:00pm - 8:00pm (Fri)

To apply: please email volunteering@riancenter.org confirming your interest and availability and also attach a copy of your current resume. We also ask that you complete our online application form which can be found here: https://www.riancenter.org/volunteer-application/

The Rian Immigrant Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and language

Duties/Responsibilities:

● Host group or individual English conversation classes for adult English learners of

diverse cultural backgrounds and language skills

● Prepare and facilitate conversational lessons on various daily-life topics in which

pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and syntax practice are embedded

● Engage each student verbally to strengthen spoken English proficiency

● Encourage students’ independent language learning outside of the classroom;

provide tools and strategies as needed

● Communicate with students via WhatsApp

● Record student attendance

● Build community; foster a welcoming, safe environment where adult English

learners can relax into the learning process and develop their language skills and

cultural knowledge

● Communicate with students’ ESOL instructors and/or Director of Education to refer

students for additional services as needed

● Meet with other conversation group hosts and Director of Education and/or ESOL

instructors in monthly team meetings

Skills/Qualifications:

● Adult ESOL teaching or tutoring experience, preferred

● Excellent verbal and written communication skills

● Expertise with Zoom, Google Drive, email

● Intercultural sensitivity and openness to a variety of worldviews, cultures and beliefs

● Comfortability teaching adult English learners of various language proficiency levels

● Fluency in English (native fluency not required)

● Strong personal commitment to anti-racism

More information on the Education Services Program at Rian: Education Services offers a wonderful opportunity for someone interested in immigration, education and social justice to join a team dedicated to supporting immigrants in meeting basic needs and successfully into their new communities and economies. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a positive difference in the lives of adult immigrants, to learn new skills and to gain a deep appreciation for a diverse range of cultures. Education Services provides many services, including ESOL classes, ESOL conversation groups, citizenship tutoring, individualized career coaching, and computer literacy classes. The ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people is key for any role in this program.

Rian Immigrant Center is currently recruiting Volunteer Conversation Group Hosts to support our immigrant ESOL student community and provide space for them to practice their English speaking skills. Volunteers are NOT required to be…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
One State Street, Boston, MA 02109, United States
8th Floor

How to Apply

To apply: please email volunteering@riancenter.org confirming your interest and availability and also attach a copy of your current resume. We also ask that you complete our online application form which can be found here: https://www.riancenter.org/volunteer-application/

The Rian Immigrant Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and language

To apply: please email volunteering@riancenter.org confirming your interest and availability and also attach a copy of your current resume. We also ask that you complete our…

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