ESOL Home Learning Volunteer Training Course
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 4
Study mode Part time
Duration 21 weeks
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What is the ESOL Home Tutor Training Course?
This is a great opportunity to gain some teaching experience providing access to English Language learning for adults (including refugees) across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Following successful completion of our free training course, you will be matched to work one to one with a student.
Why choose ESOL Home Tutor Training?
Home tutoring students gives you a great chance to develop a strong working relationship, more involvement and an understanding of the needs and desires of someone interested in learning English. This course will provide first-hand experience in teaching and will help you develop your basic teaching techniques and lesson-planning experience. This course gives you the independence to help develop your teaching creativity and the flexibility to fit around your schedule.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a volunteer before applying, please contact us:
phone: 0131 297 9657
What you will learn
Volunteer Tutors must attend a free four-day introductory course over a period of four weeks before meeting a student. The introductory training will develop your language awareness, basic teaching techniques, and advice on lesson planning and inform volunteers about the philosophy, administration and support networks of the programme.
You will have an individual support worker who is an experienced ESOL teacher, who will offer guidance and advice when you need it. You will also receive a newsletter, regular phone calls, and attend meetings and training sessions during your time on the programme. Books and teaching materials are available.
- 4-5 hours per week for nine months including travel, preparation and tutoring.
How the course is assessed
- Successful completion of the training course informally assessed through completion of coursework and teaching exercises will lead to a placement with us as a volunteer.
Number of days per week
Information Session: Thursday 18.1.24
9.15 - 11.15 Overview of the organisation and our expectations of volunteer tutors
Selection Session: Thursday 18.1.24
12.15 - 2.15 Case studies and selection
Training Session 1 Thursday 25.1.24 9.15 – 2.15 (including 1 hour lunch break)
Training Session 2 Thursday 1.2.24 9.15 – 2.15 (including 1 hour lunch break)
Training Session 3 Thursday 8.2.24 9.15 – 2.15 (including 1 hour lunch break)
No formal qualifications or experience are necessary. However, you should have good communication skills with patience, flexibility and an interest in people and the process of language learning.
We welcome applications from speakers of community languages.
If you have any TEFL or CELTA experience and would be interested in volunteering in one of our classes instead of teaching one-to-one then please contact our administration assistant Agnieszka Waszak. Agnieszka.Waszak@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- Attendance at one of the two Information sessions plus successful completion of the selection session
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5 orSQA ESOL National 5 - minimum of B grade
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Introduction to TESOL and Grammar Awareness
- ESOL teacher
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Funding & Fees
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