English Speakers of Other Languages

Want to meet people from Sudan, Russia, and El Salvador? Have you ever met someone who is perfecting fluency in his fifth language? Would you like to work with children and adults from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds? Then get involved with English Speakers of Other Languages!

NO FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS OR TRAINING ARE NECESSARY! As long as you speak English, you're all set!

Program Sites:

 

Adult ESOL Tutoring:

University Baptist Church

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers help young professionals improve their English conversation skills. Most students are adults ranging from foreign scholars to immigrants from Asia to South America. Volunteers will work in a small group setting with a close knit community of volunteers and students.

When?

Sundays 9:45am-10:40am

Where?

(Located on the Corner right near Mellow Mushroom)
1223 West Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Adult Learning Center

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers will either be placed in classrooms with 15-20 students and will assist a teacher in basic reading, writing and speaking activities or be placed in "Dialogue Cafe," where they have a one-on-one conversation with an adult refugee or immigrant practicing his or her language skills.

When?

Students volunteer once-a-week in the evening for 2-3 hours.

Where?

Near the Downtown Mall (accessible by trolley)
935-A 2nd St SE
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Albemarle High School Adult Tutoring

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers work as teachers aids with adult refugees and immigrants on reading, writing, and speaking activities. In addiiton to ESOL tutoring, volunteers may assist with GED preparation, citizenship test preparation or other academic pursuits.

When?

Students volunteer once-a-week in the evenings for 2-3 hours.

Where?

(Off Route-29N)
907 Henry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Youth ESOL Tutoring:

Walker Upper Elementary School

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers work with elementary school children in need of ESOL support. Activities include basic reading, games, and other academic subject help.

When?

Volunteers submit their availability and are matched to a 1 hour-1.5 hour shift during the school day.

Where?

1564 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Buford Middle School

What do volunteers do?

ESOL volunteers at Buford are matched with either an individual student or group of students and help them with a specific subject (math, science, reading) each week. Volunteers help their students practice English, build relationships with the other students in their classrooms, go on occasional field trips, and learn their students’ lives in their previous countries.

When?

Prospective volunteers fill out their availability and are matched for a 2-hour shift:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-2:30pm

Where?

617 9th St NW
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Jack Jouett Middle School

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers assist teachers within an ESOL classroom with tasks associated with reading and speaking the English language. Volunteers get to meet students from a vast array of countries around the world.

When?

Volunteering occurs every Wednesday from 4:00pm-5:00pm.

Where?

210 Lambs Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Charlottesville High School

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers assist teachers within an ESOL classroom with tasks associated with reading and speaking the English Language. Volunteers work with high school students from Africa, Russia, SE Asia, Latin America and other areas of the world.

When?

Students submit their availability and are assigned a 1-2hour/once-a-week shift.

Where?

1562 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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