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Conversational English Teachers

Offaly Local Development Company

About Offaly Local Development Company

provision of services in County Offaly, including RDP, SICAP, Volunteering, Social Prescribing

What's Involved

Support volunteers are wanted in Birr and Tullamore to help new refugee families integrate into their new communities by giving conversational English classes either in a community setting or on a one-to one basis. Many of the refugees are in the early stages of learning English. Times to be agreed between volunteer and families.

What's required for this position

Clear diction and good command of English. Ability to judge at what level the learner is at. Ability to choose relevant conversation topics. Ability to encourage the learner. Ability to correct mistakes in an encouraging manner.

  • Education/ Training
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 1hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Tullamore and Birr

Other location details:
Tullamore and Birr

Screening details for this role:

  • Garda Vetting
  • Informal Interviews
  • References
  • Identification Check (photo ID etc…)

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 16

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Volunteers will get an opportunity to positively enhance the lives of people who have experienced hardship and conflict; develop their teaching skills; learn about another culture; and make a new friend.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Contact person: Sara Stephens
  • Organisation: Offaly Local Development Company
  • Phone: 0872955875
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