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Conversational English Partner (In Person/Virtual Role)

KW Multicultural Centre

Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Make a difference in only one hour per week!

By meeting with someone who is an immigrant or refugee to Canada, you can improve someone's quality of life by supporting their English learning goals through conversation, friendship, and encouragement.

As a Conversational English Partner you will be matched with someone who immigrated to Canada for weekly English conversation. Conversations can take place virtually or in-person (in public places, like coffee shops or libraries).

We ask for a minimum of one hour per week commitment for four to six months of meetings. You would facilitate conversations with the learner, providing encouragement, feedback, and guidance with setting and working toward goals.

The learner might ask questions about the English language, living and working in Canada, meeting with their children’s teachers, attending a social or community event, or speaking with colleagues.

Your weekly meetings could include assigning homework, creating short lessons, watching videos, reading short stories, or taking turns with “show and tell.”

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 19+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Mentoring / Tutoring, Newcomer Support

Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Verbal Communication, Computer Skills, Empathy, Flexibility

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteer orientation is available in-person or virtually.
Working Conditions: In-person or virtual meeting times are highly flexible and agreed upon by you and your English learner. Meetings can take place virtually or in person (in public places, like coffee shops and libraries).
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support Newcomers
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
1-2 hours a week for approximately 4 to 6 months. Meeting schedule to be agreed upon by volunteer and learner.

   Contact Information
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715 Fischer-Hallman Road Kitchener, N2E 4E9
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Township of Woolwich,Township of Wellesley,Waterloo,Cambridge,Township of North Dumfries,Virtual

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