EASTCONN ESL at Kramer
EASTCONN is a public, non-profit, regional educational service center. Through this program, volunteers assist with in-classroom activities, tutoring, and curricula led by an instructor teaching language and life skills to English Language Learner (ESL) adults. The class instructors implement a variety of conversational and interactive activities that enable ESL students to improve their English language skills while learning about a variety of subjects such as civic engagement, community resources, and parenting skills. Most of the ESL students in these courses are first or second generation of Spanish language speakers.
Volunteers have the opportunity to interact with individuals from different cultures, teach English, practice or develop their personal and professional networks. Volunteer are not required to know or be proficient in a second language. ESL classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9:15am to 12:15pm, but the volunteer shifts are from 10:15am – 12:15pm on Monday-Friday. There is also a session on Monday from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.