(English as a Second Language @Temple Shalom Dallas)
Partner organization: Refugee Services of Texas
Our member-tutors told us what is like to be an ESL Tutor:
What is it like to work with refugees?… It is very rewarding to be a part of these refugees’ stories. They are here for a better life and learning English is a huge hurdle. Nothing makes me happier than to see the light bulb go off or for them to finally have the confidence to speak or ask a question. I see improvement weekly and feel like what we are doing has a great impact on their lives.
What do I need to be a good tutor?… I have never been a teacher but I am learning on the job. I realize whatever I can teach them is more than they have now as far as language. All you need is a good lesson plan handed to you and the desire to help others. Patience and a sense of humor helps too. Just being there every week shows them we care and want to help.
Classes are ongoing! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to sign up! Join us in this effort to help make a difference in the lives of families new to America, and reaching for their dreams! We also need childcare volunteers, as young children accompany parents to classes.
To volunteer with Refugee Services of Texas directly, or to learn about other opportunities, go to this link:
Please let them know you are from Temple Shalom!
Recently, LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) determined it would run its ESL classes only at its downtown headquarters. This resulted in the closure of several satellite ESL centers. Though we are not working day to day with LIFT, our love for LIFT ‘s mission continues (link is https://lift-texas.org/get-involved/volunteer/), however, and they could still use volunteers at their offices for their GED, Adult Literacy and other programs.
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