Language Tutor

  • VO70841


Description

Lingo Flamingo offers language classes to older adults in care homes to help support the battle against dementia. As a Language Tutor you will go into care homes and teach older adults in classes of ten - to help improve their language and research has shown that knowing a second language can delay the onset of dementia by up to five years. Learning a language also has cognitive effects. Lingo Flamingo offer comprehensive training and supply all the necessary teaching materials.

Organisation aims and objectives

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that speaking multiple languages can delay the onset of Dementia by up to 5 years. More generally, learning a foreign language benefits the brain in other ways, by increasing reading comprehension, logic and mathematical skills, and memory and decision making skills. For these reasons we provide tailored outreach language sessions in a selection of languages to assist in keeping brains active and promote the many positive effects of language learning.

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1 hour per week. 10 classes over ten weeks.

Restrictions

Volunteers must be 16yrs or over. PVG Check and references will be required.
Experience required: We don't require any teaching experience, we just need you to have a love of languages - other than that, good organisational and communication skills are required, and of course, a friendly and warm attitude.
Travel details: Within care homes throughout the South Lanarkshire area.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Training details: We provide training in partnership with the open university, as well as ongoing support and training.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 25 days ago