CALLING ALL GAELIC SPEAKERS, TUTORS AND ENTHUSIASTS!
Lingo Flamingo are a vibrant social enterprise based in the Southside of Glasgow with a
mission to share the joys of language learning far and wide. We offer engaging,
light-hearted and interactive language classes to older adults in various locations across
Scotland. All of what we do is inspired by research which shows that learning a language
at any age can help slow cognitive decline. We believe wholeheartedly that it is never too
late to learn!
For our latest project, we are partnering with Glasgow City Council to teach Scottish
Gaelic in day centres and care homes in Scotland. We are looking for individuals with
Gaelic language skills to help with the various stages of this exciting new project!
We are initially looking for individuals with interest in translation and/or tutoring to
translate our pre-existing workbooks into Gaelic. This work would be done remotely, and
would require applicants to have access to emails. A personal computer is desirable but
not essential, as we would be able to provide a computer on loan. The translating role has
a time commitment of around 1 hour a week over a 2 month period. Experience of
translation work is not essential, and volunteers will be supported throughout by Lingo
Flamingo's Learning Manager.
As part of the second stage of the project, we are looking for people to teach small groups
of adults using the newly designed workbooks. Teaching experience is helpful, but not
essential, as we will provide comprehensive online teacher training. The tutoring time will
require a time commitment of 1-2 hours per week, but with lots of flexibility according to
Individuals are welcome to help with both roles outlined above, or whichever best suits
their interests. We will provide training on our teaching methods and practices, as well as
ongoing support and mentoring for both roles.
If you have teaching experience, or experience translating and creating teaching
resources, feel free to get in touch via or website, or directly on email@example.com
We're looking forward to hearing from you