Teach English abroadTeaching English in underserved communities can increase educational and employment prospects for people who would not normally have the opportunity to learn English. In many of the communities where we work, language barriers can make it difficult to compete for sought-after opportunities. Since these communities are often low-income, many cannot afford formal English lessons.

The community learning centers and schools where CCS volunteers work offer an educational environment where people can learn English, and also be exposed to native English speakers.

Make a Difference by Improving English Skills

Both inexperienced and experienced volunteers can teach vocabulary, assist with pronunciation, and support students as they practice speaking English. These students, of all ages and backgrounds, appreciate the opportunity to interact with fluent speakers and local teachers welcome the extra assistance. Volunteers even help to bring new students to schools because the opportunity to learn English from international, fluent English speakers is unmatched elsewhere in the community, even for teachers.

Activities may include teaching English in a classroom setting, in one-on-one lessons, planning new and creative ways to get children to remember vocabulary, or reviewing an organization’s English materials for accuracy.

You do not have to be a teacher to teach conversational English. The only requirement for this type of volunteer work is that you are fluent in English. International students learn a great deal simply from your pronunciation. Learn more about volunteer teaching opportunities.

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