We will train you to work alongside learners, so you can provide them with the language skills and confidence necessary to integrate and participate in Kiwi life and culture.
Visit your learner once a week in their home to deliver a one-to-one English lesson. Duration of each lesson: 1.5 - 2 hours.
Gain new skills and confidence, make new friends, learn about cross-cultural communication skills, expand your knowledge of other cultures, experience for yourself how volunteers are really making a difference in the lives of new New Zealanders. An NZQA approved certificate is awarded after completing the course requirements.
By participating in this volunteering opportunity you are helping achieve the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 4 - Quality Education
Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Skills: Confident use of both written and oral English. No previous teaching experience required. Willingness to share the language and culture of NZ.
Some experience working with people from other cultures recommended.
Personality: An open mind. Interested in people. A desire to learn more about other cultures and a willingness to share your expertise and skills. Culturally sensitive and accepting of diverse opinions, views and backgrounds. Friendly, flexible and willing to take initiative.
Introductory training- 20 hours training sessions (minimum) plus 14 hours independent study.
Practical tutor training - 26 hours preparation, tutoring and evaluation.
A minimum of 80% attendance at training session is required.
Training courses are held throughout the year. Each course runs over two full days (consecutively); and one half day- dates to be confirmed at the first full training day. The training includes 12 practical sessions of one-to-one teaching.
Dates for the next full training courses in 2021 are: First training - 25, 26 February and 11 March; Second training - 12, 13 and 26 August.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.