In church-based language classes, volunteers often want to help out without doing formal teaching. How can we make a difference without feeling in the way? How can we have a positive impact without the burden of lesson planning? How can we help the students to learn, and also get to know them more than just as students?
This is a new practical session for those volunteers who genuinely want to help, without standing in front of the class to teach. We will help you find the confidence to be yourself and to reach out to the students. We will talk about the best ways to help with English: how to help students find the answers without simply telling them; how to help students when they make mistakes; how to work with a small group of students; and other possible scenarios.
We will also talk about the holistic side of English classes, how to build friendships with students that might go beyond the classroom, how to make small talk with students that can lead to deeper conversations and genuine friendships. Please come with questions you have or scenarios from your own experience that you might like to discuss with others.