Volunteer ESOL Tutor

  • VO68644


Description

Help to tutor ESOL Learners (English for Speakers of Other Languages).
Volunteers will be trained in PDA ITESOL (Introduction to Tutoring ESOL, SCQF Level 6) and then volunteer in the ESOL programme.

Once trained you would volunteer with an ESOL Learner/s from the Elmwood Campus, Cupar for a minimum of one hour a week, providing additional English Language Support.

No formal qualifications needed to start the training course as an interview with the programme organiser will determine suitability;
The training is done online, so good internet connection and IT skills required;
The training is no more than four hours a week, for two modules, both eight weeks in length, by the second module you will be placed with learner/s;
No previous teaching experience needed, just a willingness to work with others and an interest in teaching English as a language would be helpful;
If English is not your first language, then proof of English language level required (e.g. a very good Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE or IELTS 7, or a very good SQA Higher)
Once placed with a learner it is your choice about how often you work with them each week - it should be equally beneficial and suitable;
Based and around the Cupar area, willing to travel would be benefit but not essential;
There is NO cost for the course, SRUC covers this,but we ask that you are able to commit to volunteering, as best as you can, for at least 6 months to a year after training;
You will need to undergo a PVG, the cost of this is also covered by SRUC.

The next course starts when there are sufficient numbers, so get in touch at any time.

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A minimum of 1 hour per week over 6 months.

Restrictions

Working with adult learners.
Travel details: The training is done online, via SRUC's Moodle platform, with a couple of face-to-face get togethers. The tutoring can be done in a place of convenience between the Tutor and Learner - most people have chosen to do it on Campus in Cupar.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: We would have a chat about what is involved in the training process, support you through the weekly Units on the training programme, match you with a learner that suits you and have regular Volunteer get together to discuss issues and support you with whatever you need. The Volunteer get together's will involve sharing good practice within Tutor as well.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.