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Latin American Disabled People's Project

Since 1989, LADPP has been providing services to Spanish and Portuguese speaking migrant/refugee communities in London, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on those with disabilities. Chiefly our users are from Latin America but we also work with people from Europe and Africa. Increasingly we see the community facing barriers; language, exploitation, lack of information regarding British systems resulting in social exclusion, poverty, stress and in the worst cases, homelessness. We provide a range of services aimed at supporting people to find work, learn English, understand and receive their rights, access healthcare and education. Our aims are to promote independence, well-being and community integration.

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge of the English language with newly settled communities in London? Do you have a TELF/CELTA qualification or are studying to achieve one? If yes, then, this volunteer role might be for you!

Since 1989, LADPP has been providing services to Spanish and Portuguese speakers, with a particular(but not exclusive) focus on those with disabilities. We are a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity, and our users are mainly from Latin America but we also work with people from Europe and Africa. Increasingly we see the community facing barriers; language, exploitation, lack of information regarding British systems resulting in social exclusion, poverty, stress, which in the worst cases, can lead to homelessness.

We provide a range of services aimed at supporting people to find work, learn English, understand and receive their rights, access healthcare and education. Our aims are to promote independence, wellbeing and community integration.

Role Aim: 

Provide our users with the English skills they need, in order to achieve their goals.

Duties: 

As an English Teacher at LADPP you will:

1. Plan and deliver English lessons to groups of LADPP service users.

2. Plan interesting lessons according to students’ needs and interests.

3. Provide regular feedback to students and monitor their improvement.

4. Prepare classroom materials and homework assignments.

5. Keep student records up-to-date with information regarding their goals, progress and attendance records.

6. Work in accordance with our policies of confidentiality and Health and Safety.

Skills needed: 

1. You have a native level of English and either hold a qualification in teaching English as a foreign language or are working towards one.

Please note: We may consider applications from teachers who hold no English teaching qualifications, nor are working towards one, but who have teaching experience.

2. You will be responsible, organised and have good timekeeping.

3. You will be flexible and creative in your preparation of varied and interesting lessons.

4. You will be an open-minded individual with a patient and approachable manner.

5. You will have the ability to listen, communicate and engage with people of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures and abilities with a non-judgemental approach.

6. In order to be successful for this role it is essential that you have a native level of English and have some knowledge of teaching English.

7. Person specification: The suitable volunteer will need to be an English native speaker and either be qualified or studying to be an ESOL/EFL teacher OR have previous experience teaching English.

Training: 

N/A

Location: 
Unit 7 42 Braganza Street London SE17 3RJ
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
N/A