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English Teacher/Conversation Assistant


English Teacher/Conversation Assistant

GARN (Galway Anti Racism Network)


At a Glance

  • Start Date:28/11/2017
  • End Date:01/09/2018
  • Closing date:01/09/2018
  • Post Updated:28/11/2017
  • Min Hours:2
  • Role Type:Teaching/Tutoring

Requirements:Good written and spoken English. Experience teaching English as a foreign language is preferred but not necessary


A volunteer is welcome to help teach English/ assist with conversational English to some residents living in Direct Provision for whom English is not their first language. A background in teaching would be ideal, but is not necessary. It is necessary for volunteers to be consistent, dependable, empathetic to some resident's situations, and respectful toward their privacy and dignity.

Is training provided?: No

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

  • Working with residents to improve their spoken and written English
  • Building up their confidence in their conversational English
  • Supporting residents to become better able to communicate through English

Skills required for this role:

  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Understanding
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Dependability
  • Consistency

Details of time commitment needed for role:
One evening a week (times to be agreed upon with the organisation).

Minimum time commitment per week:
1 hour p/week

Level of English required for the role:
High standard of written and spoken English

Additional screening required for this role:
References will be required. Garda vetting process will be required but assisted with from GARN members


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Clodagh Feaheny

Address: GARN (Galway Anti Racism Network), Galway Traveller Movement Office

Website: http://

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