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English Conversation Tutor - Monaghan Town

County Monaghan Failte Isteach

About County Monaghan Failte Isteach

Monaghan Integrated Development is working with Third Age to initiate the Failte Isteach project in County Monaghan. Fáilte Isteach is a community project involving volunteers welcoming migrants through free conversational English classes. The programme benefits from the skills, talents and expertise of volunteers and their desire to contribute positively to society.

What's Involved

Volunteer tutors with Fáilte Isteach teach conversational English during a 2 hour class, once a week, to a small group of migrant adult students. No prior teaching experience is required. If you can speak English fluently, have some time to spare and enjoy immersing yourself in new cultures while welcoming migrants into your community - you are fully qualified! All volunteers will have the opportunity to benefit from training and support and are also supplied with Fáilte Isteach teaching materials. Classes are conversation-focused and aim to be non-judgemental and student-centred.

Volunteers of any age over 18 are welcome .

MAIN TASKS:

Attend training and learn from each other on how to deliver a conversational English class
Welcome students to the group, making them feel at ease
Host a conversation session with 2 or 3 people using the lesson plans and materials provided
Give feedback to the organisers on how the lessons are going

Venue: YWCA, North Road, Monaghan

Mondays evenings 7 to 9

Tuesdays mornings 10.15 to 12.15 Wednesday mornings 10 to 12

What's required for this position

To tutor on the project you need to speak English and have a patient, friendly attitude and approach. Teaching qualifications, though welcome, are not necessary as training will be provided and classes are conversational. The following characteristics are helpful for this role:

Warm and welcoming manner
Good listener and good communication skills
Patient and flexible
A commitment to equal opportunities and the value of diversity
Reliable and punctual
The ability to guide, motivate and encourage others

  • Education/ Training
  • Hospitality/ Befriending
  • Multi-lingual/ Multi-culturalism
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Minimum time commitment: 3 months

Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Monaghan

Other location details:
Monaghan

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
Over 18

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  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Monaghan
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