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English Conversation Assistant

Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning
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The Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre is advertising this role on behalf of Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to run English Conversation sessions for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Volunteers will create a positive experience for participants, utilising worksheets and activities provided by Alamein.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with setting up classroom, with physical distanced seating
  • Assist students with Covid-safe requirements
  • Lead conversation activities
  • Assist students through English worksheets
  • Clarify topics for students, where appropriate and needed
  • Encourage students to engage in and complete their work
  • Assist with resource organisation (photocopying, iPad distribution, etc.)
  • Assist with packing up the room as required at end of session

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong ability in spoken and written English
  • A good understanding of English grammar and vocabulary.
  • Strong ability to work independently and seek support when needed
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • A caring, affirming approach, which encourages people to try new activities
  • Strong ability to build rapport with people with slight intellectual disabilities, diverse abilities, and people from cultural & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
  • Tutoring or teaching experience in ESL/EAL is valuable
You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.