ESOL and Integration Volunteer

  • VO92112


Description

The successful volunteer would be matched with a New Scot or a family who require support to practise their English language learning in “real” situations. Buddies also support learning about Scottish culture and customs, and may help learners to find out how to access services.
The volunteer would be contributing to the integration of the new arrivals into the society, reducing their isolation and enhancing their employability prospects, which is a hugely important and rewarding activity. They would be offered support and training by the ESOL Officer, so someone thinking of teaching English might be particularly interested in this opportunity.

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Experience required: The ideal volunteer would be available 1-2 hours a week and flexible. We work with New Scots of varying levels of proficiency in English. Buddies offer support as a local friend and provide an opportunity to develop fluency by practising speaking English in ‘real’ situations and introducing local words and expressions that would not be taught in English classes. Buddies might also explain aspects of Scottish culture, point learners in the right direction when they need to access services, or gui

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