Introducing the Language and Culture of the U.S.
Each year our trained volunteers provide free one-to-one English language tutoring and small group instruction to hundreds of adult learners in 21 Boston-area cities and towns, helping them improve their English language skills, adapt to American life, and participate in their communities.
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English At Large (EAL) is a nonprofit that provides individual and small group instruction through a volunteer network to adult English language learners.
EAL offices are closed today, due to the winter storm. Weather permitting, we will reopen on Friday, January 5th. Be safe out there!
EAL EVENTS VOLUNTEERS represent EAL at important activities including volunteer appreciation and training events. We are so pleased to have such wonderful volunteers in this new role, and happy to have them in the EAL community.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS are an integral part of EAL's program planning, marketing, and resource development. We are a volunteer organization, and we greatly value -- and need! --- direct input from our volunteers.
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS, who in 2017 provided more than 250 hours of office support for EAL staff. Our office volunteers, without a lot of fanfare, helped staff with projects, waitlist management, mailings, database management and events.
BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION LEADERS provide opportunities for learners to read and discuss English literature. One learner started the program saying he didn't like to read in English. By the end, he not only read the group's book, but all the other books in the author's series!
EAL INTAKE ASSESSORS conduct face-to-face interviews with every learner before they enter the tutoring program. EAL Assessors are highly skilled at putting learners at ease and gathering vital information that gets the tutoring relationship off to a solid start.
EAL TEST ASSESSORS diligently work behind the scenes in the critical role of assessing learners' language progress. In 2017, English At Large assessors tested nearly 90 learners, and EAL staff deeply appreciates their assistance.
EAL CONVERSATION GROUP FACILITATORS make it possible for a group of learners from diverse backgrounds to form a small community. Learners feel safe as they learn about US culture, and are able to learn from each other as well as from their facilitators.
Thank you to our TUTORS, who provide support, instruction, guidance and friendship to their learners. There is no template for this role: no two tutoring sessions are alike. EAL tutors flexibly instruct and guide their learners, week after week.
EAL Beginner English in Medford and Waltham is taught by volunteer students from Tufts and Brandeis Universities. We are proud to be working with the next generation of community leaders!
Our volunteers embody the spirit of giving all year! The holiday season reminds us how lucky we are to have such wonderful, caring people sharing in our mission and work. This week, we highlight the many volunteer roles that support our high-impact programs.
The Offices of English At Large will be closed Friday, December 22, 2017 through New Year's Day 2018. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Happy Holidays!
Registration is now open for our Spring Conversation Groups. Join the Conversation! Register here:
Big thanks to our @cummingsdotcom neighbor Affinity L&B for your generous donation of a much-needed file cabinet for our office!
NEW CHART: Christmas Vocabulary in English
(This is the non-religious version of Christmas)
More vocabulary and details about Christmas Traditions here:
Try our interactive game:
Can you get 20 out of 20 correct?
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