What is our mission?
Our ESL program seeks to help the adult immigrants and refugees living in and near the City of Revere to learn the English language. It is a plain and simple goal but not an easy one to meet. We are not a school. We don’t employ teachers. We use all volunteers who want to serve and help people. We try to reach local residents who walk or take public transportation to our church. Most of our students have little experience learning English – they are self-taught, but they want to know more and they are motivated!
A growing immigrant population needing to be served
Our enrollment in the Fall of 2019 was over 100 students from over 18 different countries with nearly 70% of them living in Revere. Many of them are women with children who want to learn English to help better educate their kids. We also offer free childcare for our students.
Who can help?
We need teachers, classroom assistants and childcare workers. You don’t need to speak another language to help; we only use English! Teachers work in teams and use a simple lesson-based curriculum. Classroom assistants help teachers in class and do some one-on-one assistance with students. Childcare workers help play and watch our students’ children while parents are in class. Our classes are held twice weekly.
When are the next classes?
We have two semesters each year, September to December and January to May. Our next semester starts in September 2020.
What can you do?
Classroom assistants – Works with teachers helping students, checking work and answering questions. No experience is necessary. We are looking for a commitment for the whole semester either one or both class days of the week. Each class period lasts 2 hours.
Teachers – Using our curriculum and leading a team to teach students English. We are looking for a commitment for the whole semester either one or both class days of the week.
Childcare workers - You would be working with our other volunteers who do childcare. Watching and playing with children in a group setting for either 0-3-year-olds or 3-5-year-olds. We are looking for a commitment for the whole semester either one or both class days of the week.
To learn more or volunteer call our church office!
Every May and December students present what they have learned during the semester.
Classes consist of 16-20 students at 6 different levels.
Our students love to share what they are learning.