ProgramsEnglish At Large Brochure Just as no two learners are alike, English At Large does not have a one-size-fits-all curriculum. Our learners have different learning styles, different rates of processing information, and varying degrees of comfort when speaking a new language. Each individual learner is unique, so our Tutors and Conversation Group Facilitators are trained to use a variety of teaching approaches to fit their needs.
- supports up to 100 tutor-learner pairs at any given time
- typically serves 150-160 learners each year.
- complete 12 hours of interactive, workshop-style initial training
- receive ongoing support and personal guidance from EAL staff
- have access to free professional development workshops
- attend volunteer networking coffees to exchange best practices
- have full access to the EAL library’s instructional resources
- expand their vocabulary
- speak English more confidently
- increase their understanding of U.S. norms and customs
- make valuable connections with other English language learners in their community
Career Access Lab (CAL)
Beginner English Class
EAL offers Beginner English in the high-need communities of Medford and Waltham, to fill a real need for “survival English” instruction for low-level learners. Through this program learners practice simple greetings, introducing themselves, asking basic questions and learning beginner vocabulary that is relevant to their immediate needs.
Classes are facilitated by volunteer students from Brandeis and Tufts Universities through each school’s community service programs. These students are enthusiastic teachers whose semester schedules fit well with the 8-week, 16-session classroom program. To prepare them to teach the Beginner English class, student volunteers complete a 3-hour training, provided by our Director of Volunteer Engagement, and are provided with a comprehensive curriculum. Since its inception, 50 learners have completed the program.Sign up for a Beginner English class
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