Girl Scouts Wagon Wheel Council Volunteer
Assist after-school programs with
Spanish speaking students and their
E SL E SL Opportunities
families. Training provided.
Contact Bertha Koch at 719-597-8603, Bijou Community
X41 or email: Come to the Center for Service & Learning Practice your Spanish every Monday
firstname.lastname@example.org. and find great opportunities to help. night with Spanish-speaking adults, 6-
http://www.girlscouts-wwc.org/ 8:00 pm each Monday. Within walking
Worner Center, Room 205 distance from CC.
Grant Elementary – District 11 Contact Mary Lynn Sheetz at 205-9080.
Need bilingual volunteers in the
classroom to assist with Spanish- Catholic Community Charities, Family
speaking kindergarteners. Days and Email: email@example.com
times are flexible. This opportunity is Teachers, child care assistants and
not limited to fluent Spanish-speakers-- Visit us at office assistants with ability to speak
even if your Spanish is limited to "Hasta http://www.coloradocollege.edu/servicelearn/ Spanish are needed.
luego" and "Adios amigo", your help is
welcome. Bilingual volunteers
Tips and tricks for Contact Margaret Cordova at 632-8093.
(Spanish/English) are preferred; olunteer.htm
everyone welcome. Contact Ms. Romens English as a
at 328-5700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Centro De La Familia
http://www.d11.org/volunteers/grandfri Second Language Assist Spanish-speaking, Native
ends/d11.html American and recent immigrant parents
El Paso County Health & Safety volunteers and children of Hispanic and Latino
Assist with Immunization clinics, speaking
Call 227-9170 or email
with Spanish patients, answering phones.
Contact Vickie Elliott at 578-3113 or Center for Service & http://www.fetcs.org/centro.html
Community Partnership for Child
Colorado College Translate for Spanish speaking students
Roosevelt Edison Charter Elementary
and parents as they adjust to the
School — District 11 Volunteering for email@example.com classroom and school system, or be a
Help translate books, worksheets as well
Virtual Translator - help translate
as translating at various events. Would someone else may end documents like the newsletter and
also welcome help in our ESL classrooms.
Contact Claire Matchett at 637-0311 x177 up impacting you even forms from English to Spanish.
Contact Delberta Uvalle at 635-1536.
more than the http://www.cpcdheadstart.org/
Tele (719) 389-6846
≈ Keeping your session useful
Stay on task:
• Learners who feel like their specific needs are
being met will stay interested and engaged in their
learning, so find out their needs and try to work to
≈ Your job as a tutor • Try to focus on small tasks bit by bit, then take a
It is your responsibility as a tutor of an few minutes to reflect on how these pieces are ≈ Educate yourself
Pikes Peak Library District building into a language
ESL learner to:
LitSource is an adult literacy and basic skills Cultural learning differences:
program sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library Make learning interesting: • Different cultures value academics differently
• Above all, be patient, maintain a sense of
District. LitSource provides individual and • Games are fun, different, easy, interesting, and and therefore have varying attitudes toward
humor and try to remember how strange
small group tutoring and informal English amazingly effective way to learn study, teachers, etc.; research the ethnicity
English and America can be
conversation groups for adults who want to • Get creative: make word/picture cards and play you are working with and their values
• Keep in mind two things: a person that speaks
improve basic skills in reading, writing, and everything from Go Fish to Concentration, or use • Be aware of cultural differences in the
broken English speaks at least one other
spoken English. flash cards “proper” way to argue, write, show respect, etc
language fluently, and the English skills of a
Contact Sherrill Wyeth at 531-6333, x2223 • Use pictures from magazines to illustrate • Make yourself aware of other cultural norms
second language learner do not correlate with
or x2224 everything from nouns to verbs to colors and even for personal space, appropriate topics, etc.
their intellectual level at all
• Be consistent and reliable in your meetings If you don’t know, find out:
• If you have English questions, ask a professor
T·E·S·S·A: A Community Without Domes- or a friend for the right answer.
What if I speak their native language? ≈ Building a relationship
tic Violence & Sexual Assault • If you have a concern about an outside factor,
Spanish speaking volunteers to help in • You must develop an atmosphere of mutual trust in bring it to the responsible party’s attention
• Having to communicate solely in English will help
advocacy and on the crisis line. your sessions, where it is acceptable and safe to (teacher, social worker, organizer) Know your
the student learn survival skills faster
Contact Angela Schillaci @ 719-785-6809 take risks in a new language resources; come to the Center or talk to the
• If you can explain a concept or definition in
www.tessacs.org • Encourage ESL learners, especially adults, to take person in charge where you tutor.
their native language that they can’t
understand in English, go for it, then revert as the responsibility for and “own” their own learning
Wasson High School – District 11 and progress as an investment in themselves
soon as possible to English
ESL classes in sheltered beginning • Ensure when conversing or correcting that the
• Every successful communication in English
English, intermediate English, advanced original thought and meaning is protected; allow
builds both skills and confidence, if you let
English, mainstream math (team- the learner to maintain their own personal voice
them slide into the comfort zone of their
teaching), sheltered U.S. History, and • Set goals that are both reasonable and achievable,
native language, they may not learn as much.
sheltered U.S. Government. Volunteers as well as worth the investment and check back on
needed to assist in tutoring and them and celebrate progress
translating. • Consider keeping a portfolio of work, goals, and
Contact Greg Hawkins at 328-2133 or accomplishment for motivation and also to remind
HAWKIGN@d11.org. the learner how far they’ve come
http://www.d11.org/schools/wasson.htm • Make time for some fun learning activities that
involve use of everyday English and/or reading: go Please contact the Center for Service &
to a movie, practice skills by ordering coffee, play
board games in small groups, exchange card games Learning if you hear about any other ESL
(you’d be amazed how much you have to say about
rules, etc., and conversation too!), or talk about Opportunities and we’ll add them to this
cultural games—go watch or play a fun sport