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.
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 .
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
Castleblayney classes take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm in the library at Iontas.
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:
Minimum time commitment: 3 months
Hours required: 2hrs Weekly
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Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
- Insurance cover