Teach English in Oakland!



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) develops neighborhoods to address the specific needs of individual communities across Oakland to transform the health and well-being of residents. We have been doing this for over 40 years by developing housing and purchasing existing properties to give long-time residents the option to stay in their neighborhood in Oakland, while fostering increased economic opportunities for low-income families and individuals.

Volunteer English class instructors teach a weekly class to interested residents of our buildings, often adults learning the English language skills necessary to live and work in our community. Most students are limited-English speakers. The instructor is responsible for accessing published curriculum materials or developing original materials to meet the students’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize and prepare for classes; outline detailed lesson plans
  • Develop learning materials that support the class learning objectives and planned activities
  • Instruct weekly classes for up to 15 adult students using a variety of active and engaging teaching strategies, learning activities and student assessment methods
  • Provide ongoing feedback and coaching to students

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work with and in diverse communities with students who have limited English-speaking proficiency
  • Patience, understanding, flexibility, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly in a large group setting
  • Experience teaching or tutoring preferred
  • Must pass a background check


  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply


If interested, please email Meg Heisler (mheisler@ebaldc.org) with a brief paragraph about yourself and your availability.