We depend on our volunteer
teachers to insure that every student has as much opportunity to talk as possible. One
day a week, every student has a chance to report on an article he has read. The reports are not read, but are given
in the student's own words to his group of four or five students, aided by a native English speaker. We are very grateful
to these dedicated volunteers.
Would you like to be one of our
volunteers? Where else can you contribute to international understanding, learn a lot, and have a wonderful time,
all at the same time? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our experienced volunteers, the
sign-up list is accessible on the link below. I am pleased that we have enough people who are willing to donate their
time and experience to our students. However, I don't want it to become a chore. I don't
want anyone to feel that he or she is obligated
to come every week. We usually have four or five tables of five students, with a volunteer at each table.
Noise has always been a problem, with many people talking and laughing in one room, so the church has generously allowed us
to use a second room from 11 to noon on Thursdays. As long as I have a student teacher from Vandy, we can get by with two
or three volunteers, since I can take a table, and the student teacher can take a table, but I prefer four, so she and
I can circulate. We are very grateful to our volunteers, who add so much to our students' experience and enjoyment.
Click here for the volunteer sign up spreadsheet
Our Wonderful Volunteers
Bob is a retired businessman who lived in
Japan for eight years, and also lived in Viet Nam and Hong Kong.
Worked in book and Bible publishing
41 years with roles in editorial, marketing, and sales; lifelong runner; interests include philosophy and religion,
history, the psychology of teaching and learning
taught students in elementary, junior high, high school, and community college, as well as adult education and lay ministry
training for the Catholic Diocese of Nashville. She LOVES teaching and LOVES ESL.
retired from the medical field, speaks a little Spanish and feels privileged to meet and learn about people from around