ESOL Community Based Learning Project: Orientation for Sylvania Tutors

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 from 10:00am to 10:50am (PT)
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Orientation session for students interested in becoming a tutor to be held on Wednesday (January 16th) from 10am to 10:50am Library 204.   

Description of Volunteer Tutors
Every Wednesday from 10am-10:45am, you will tutor small groups of ESOL students from levels 1 or 3. This tutoring will happen in the ESOL classroom (here on the Sylvania campus) under the supervision of the ESOL instructor, who will provide the tutoring activities for each session.  During the tutoring sessions, you will be doing a range of activities such as: Helping the ESOL students write sentences, read simple texts, and having conversations about life in the U.S.A.

Who are the ESOL students in levels 1-3?
ESOL students generally have a rich variety of experiences and backgrounds.  They are from countries such as Somalia, Guatemala, Iran, Vietnam, Mexico, Colombia, etc. and can provide valuable and fascinating insight about the international experience.  Levels 1-3 are the lowest ESOL levels.  The students are true beginners in learning the English language.  
Students in ESOL levels 1-3 are immigrants and refugees who are dealing with the often frustrating process of adapting to a new culture, in addition to a new language.   Most ESOL students express a strong desire to interact with native English speakers, yet are often intimidated and lacking in opportunities to do so.  YOU will provide this important link!

How will YOU benefit from this project?
  • You'll get experience working with people from another country!  
  • You'll meet people you may not otherwise get to interact with at PCC!
  • You'll feel good about yourself for volunteering and tutoring your peers!
  • You'll gain insights into the English language!
  • You'll strengthen your OWN English skills as you help others with the language!
  • And much more!
Organizer will approve registrants