Become a volunteer home tutor with English Language Partners and visit your learner in their home weekly to deliver a one-to-one lesson. The lessons will help learners to gain the language skills and confidence to integrate and participate in Kiwi life and culture. Lesson duration is 1.5 - 2.0 hours per week.
Gain new skills and confidence, make new friends and learn cross-cultural communication skills, expand your knowledge of other cultures and experience for yourself how volunteers are really making a difference in the lives of new New Zealanders. You can also use these skills to assist in one of our rural classes as a volunteer tutor supporting the teacher.
An NZQA approved certificate is awarded after completing course requirements.
Skills: Confident use of both written and oral English. No previous teaching experience required. Willingness to share the language and culture of NZ.
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: 2 day training course (consecutive). 2 half day training sessions 2-3 weeks after initial training. Completion of 4 assignments including 12 practical sessions of one-to-one teaching with a learner. A minimum of 80% attendance at training is required.
2019 dates for initial 2 day training (follow-up half days confirmed at initial training days):
May 2 and 3
June 4 and 5
August 8 and 9
October 3 and 4
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.