Teaching English as a Second Language
Classes are taught from September to May and are held in four locations: St. Matthew’s and St. Andrew’s parishes in Phoenix; Hohokam Elementary School in Scottsdale, and St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Springerville, Ariz. Some classes meet twice a week and others once a week. Training is provided at the beginning of each year.
Generally, students are Spanish-speaking. The ability to speak Spanish is not a volunteer requirement, nor do you need a teaching background. We use a team-teaching approach (with a designated lead instructor) and total immersion – speaking only English in the classroom. Lesson plans, classroom handouts and teaching materials consist of a combination of purchased texts and donated material, funded by several cash grants and donated services from the Casa.
This is a very satisfying ministry. Students are dedicated and instructor-student relationships often turn into friendships. As students learn English, volunteer instructors learn about students’ lives, their families and their work.
Inquire with Annie Neroda at esl(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)thecasa.org
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