Age Minimum (with Adult): 17+, Minimum Age:17+
Conversations and Connections in Elizabeth
This is your opportunity to help non-native English speaking citizens practice conversational English. Each week we will introduce a new topic that will help you make a connection and develop a conversation. Conversations and Connections!
We are seeking native English speaking volunteers to spend 90 minutes with a non-native English speaking student.
VOLUNTEER TIPS TO SUCCESS:
As a conversation partner, your main role is to facilitate conversation practice. You are not expected to function as an ESL teacher. Your aim will be to give your student ample speaking practice. Help your student build confidence in expressing their thoughts. A flowing communication of ideas is more important than accurate English usage.
Consider these tips to become an effective conversation partner.
- Speak at a natural pace
- Elaborate on topics
- Minimize error correction
- Include everyone
- Monitor native language use
- Have fun!
The agency requests only female volunteers to help teach the women participating in the course.
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