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ESL Classroom Assistant

Our English Language Program has steady volunteer opportunities during the morning as well as sporadic evening opportunities. English classes focus on providing a place for students to consistently and comfortably develop the skills required to live and work in the United States. Students range from pre-literacy learners to preparing for the GED. This wide range of learners over four classrooms gives volunteers an opportunity to connect to students and create meaningful relationships.

Position Description:

Assist English teachers and students in our English classrooms.

Candidate Profile:

  • Experience teaching or tutoring adult learners, preferred but not required
  • Experience working with English language learners, preferred but not required
  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to listen, talk, and learn with New Americans

Primary Duties:

  • Assist the lead teacher in preparing materials and everyday class activities.
  • Work with small focus groups of students on particular skills as directed by the lead teacher.

 Time Commitment:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday; 9am-11am or 11am to 1pm
  • Wednesday; 6:30-8:30pm
  • Minimum of 4 hours a week

We encourage current and potential volunteers to attend a Minnesota Literacy Council volunteer training session. This four-session, 12-hour training will provide you with the skills and information you need to effectively volunteer in Adult English Language classrooms.  Please note that there is a $35 materials fee. All who attend will receive a Minnesota Literacy Council Volunteer Handbook, which provides engaging and effective teaching and tutoring techniques. Please visit the Minnesota Literacy Council website for additional information. https://mnliteracy.org/volunteers/training

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