Volunteer Tutor for Chat Mates Program
Position Activity: ESL / Language Support
1-2 hours / Weekly
minimum 3 months commitment
1723- 40 St. SE, 3820 – 32 Street NE , Calgary, AB, T2A 7Y3 [Map]
Position: Sometimes learning English in the classroom is not enough. Chat mates provides opportunities for CIES students who are just learning the language to practice with a fluent speaker from the community. As a Chat Mates tutor, you will provide topical conversation sessions to a new Canadian eager to gain knowledge about his or her new home for at least one hour per week. These tutorials can be structured lessons, freer conversations, or something in-between, based on what you have agreed upon with the student. Responsibilities: As a Chat Mates tutor, we ask you to commit to a regular, weekly schedule (for example, meeting with students for 2 hours every Wednesday starting at 3pm). We also ask that you take general notes on what you cover during each tutorial on a sheet provided for you. Ultimately, you are responsible for helping open the door to a new community and home by contributing to an essential part of each student’s language development.