About this opportunity
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
Established on 20 September 2021, League of Latin American Migrants Australia (LLAMA INCORPORATED) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne which provides free English online sessions for the Spanish-Portuguese speaking community in Australia. The free sessions are also open to Latinos overseas who are considering coming to Australia in the future.
LLAMA’s mission is to help international students, migrants, and the established members of Australia's Latin American community to integrate into Australian society through free online English classes and by familiarising Latinos with Australian culture.
LLAMA is a new organisation and growing quickly. Classes have begun and we will be launching our website and social media pages shortly. We are recruiting volunteer English teachers to expand the number and range of our sessions.
LLAMA runs different kinds of online English sessions from basic to advanced level, 5 days a week from Monday to Friday at different hours from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm Melbourne time via Zoom. Classes are grouped by:
•Professional writing skills
•University writing skills
•English language skills to get a job
•Australian English & slang/idioms
•English vocabulary for work
Each session lasts an hour and a half, and delivered in a friendly setting without the pressure of being in a classroom. This allows participants to share their experiences with other people who are in the same situation. Group sizes ranges from 5 to 20 individuals. Students are assigned to you, so there is no need to build up your own student base.
The role of the online English teachers is to help participants to build confidence in their English language skills. Participants are adult migrants from 18 to 65 of age, from a Spanish and Portuguese background. It is an opportunity to contribute to the development of the curriculum for the various classes. To participate as an English teacher volunteer, you must have a teaching background and you should have an Australian background. It is preferred to have an Australian background to help students to be more familiar with the Australian accent and to help them understand Australian idioms, however native English speakers from different countries are welcome.
•Help participants with no knowledge of English, Beginner (A1), Elementary level of English (A2), Low intermediate level of English (B1), High intermediate level of English (B2), Advanced level of English (C1) to improve their abilities to speak, read, write, and understand English.
•Engage with participants to build their English language skills through the use of pictures, simple texts, games, and different online resources using Zoom.
•Develop curriculum and class materials based on needs, abilities, and interests of participants in consultation with English Program Volunteer Coordinator.
•Correct student mistakes either writing the correct answer via Zoom chat, or verbally.
•Share experiences and expressions that are common in Australian culture.
•Participate in LLAMA meetings and Zoom app training.
•Provide the English Program Volunteer Coordinator a small comment about each session (number of participants, topic discussed, resources used) for Foundation report purposes.
•Provide advice / feedback to the English Program Volunteer Coordinator regarding the English sessions.
•Use the Slack app to communicate with the English Program volunteer members.
•Encourage students to move on to the next level up when they reach the right level of English.
•Provide their availability 4 weeks in advance.
•Report concerns, needs or incidents to the English Program coordinator volunteer.
•Notify the English Program Volunteer Coordinator at least 48 hours before the session when a situation comes up and you are not available for the session.
Come and be a part of the exciting and vibrant Latino community. This is a great opportunity to get experience in a fun and casual environment, especially for people who are interested in engaging with the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community or in developing skills in adult education.
If you are interested in this volunteering position, please don't just click the Apply button on Seek, but also send a covering letter and resume to Melissa Cavero at [email protected] or for enquiries call 0467558403.
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• Have a degree or diploma or equivalent (teaching or other)
• Have a TEFL, TESL, TESOL, or CELTA qualification or be studying towards gaining such a qualification.
• Have an Australian or English-speaking background.
• Be interested in working with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
• Be patient and friendly.
• Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Have the ability to work independently
• Have a non-judgmental attitude.
• Have a current Police check (or proof of payment).• Reliability is essential.
LLAMA has a flexible schedule; you can join one class per week (an hour and a half weekly volunteer commitment) or as many classes as you want. You can choose the student level you feel most comfortable with.Suitable for
- Centrelink Volunteers
- Groups of 10 or more
- Online & Remote Volunteers
- Skilled Volunteers
- Travelling Volunteers
- Education & Training
- Tutoring & Coaching