The Language Buddies program matches English-speaking volunteers from the community with newcomers who want to improve their English and gain more confidence.
Arrange meeting times
Guided conversations – assist newcomers as they work on daily conversation skills, pronunciation, and new vocabulary
Meeting times and locations are flexible, depending on volunteer and newcomer availability
One or two conversation meetings per week
One to two hours per meeting
Minimum three month session
Orientation, Training, and Support
Volunteer orientation sessions will include program information and address tutoring techniques, learning styles, learning activities, culture shock, etc.
Tutor tool kits include materials, resources, and learning activities
A valid and current Criminal Record Check and a Child Abuse Registry form must be submitted prior to engaging with newcomers
If English is not your first language, CLB 6 or higher is required
Keep private client information confidential
If you’d like to discuss your interests and our volunteer opportunities further, or if you’re ready to receive and complete a volunteer application, please fill out the form below. Thank you!