Creole Speaker- ESL/Civics Teacher Aid

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Description

IRC offers ESL/Civics classes for eligible LPRs from the tri-county region. Classes connected to citizenship (geared to students with a High Beginning and Intermediate English skill level as well as those eligible to be exempted from demonstrating English language ability at the naturalization interview), will begin an IRC class. Class cycle will run for 12 consecutive weeks and it is expected that all classes will meet 2 times per week for a 3-hour period.

SCOPE OF INTERNSHIP WORK:

To provide administrative support to ESL/Civics teacher, in preparation for the start of classes. This role will require flexibility, as duties may range from translating USCIS Natz and Civics materials into the second language (for the language exemption classes), to contacting students to confirm class schedule, creating files for each registered student, following up with other IRC staff regarding donations for classroom, helping set up the classroom, etc. The Volunteer ESL Tutor will assist IRC staff and/or ESL instructors in teaching refugees English language skills.

Responsibilities


Assist with group English language instruction and individual tutoring.
Actively participate in classroom activities.
Model correct English usage for students.
Help create supplemental teaching materials and activities.
Other related duties as assigned.
Actively employ and or acquire knowledge related to immigration and the naturalization process.
Assisting clients with immigration and citizenship informational forums
Conducting outreach mailings
Helping conduct citizenship interview preparation workshops

Requirements


Reliable and flexible
Willing to learn about IRC history, philosophy, global work, and local efforts.
Willing to learn about cross-cultural communication and ethnic backgrounds of clients.
Willing to adhere to IRC volunteer and workplace policies.
Exceptional Communication Skills
Exceptional Organizational Skills
Patience and enthusiasm in teaching others
Ability to take direction and work in a group setting
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English; additional fluency in a refugee language preferred.
Bilingual Spanish or Creole
Basic knowledge in issues related to immigration and naturalization process.

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