Foreign language speaking practice volunteer

King's College London is home to a diverse body of students and staff who speak many different languages. We welcome volunteers from across the King's community to join us as volunteers in our longstanding speaking practice scheme.

What You'll Do: 

As a speaking practice volunteer, you will

  • Participate in 30min sessions with language learners to allow them the beneficial practice of speaking with a native speaker.
  • Listen, gently correct and encourage students to practice their spoken language skills 
  • Expose students to the way native speakers use language.

The language learner is asked to bring content to practice and you will be given training on ideas to get/keep conversation going. Your role is not to teach, so you won't be expected to teach grammatical structures which are often difficult for native speakers to explain!

Why You'll Love It: 
  • Enjoyable way to meet new people and speak to students from different backgrounds from all around the world 
  • An opportunity to share your language and culture
  • Learn new skills from our training and during your speaking practice sessions
  • Improve your communication skills and boost your confidence in speaking to someone you dont know
  • Experience the satisfaction of helping others learn and develop their skills and confidence in speaking a foreign language.
  • Boost your CV with our volunteer certificates which confirms the hours you have volunteered and your participation in our training session.
What We're Looking For: 

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Native speakers of the language(s) you are offering
  • Able to commit to offering a regular time slot each week to participate in the scheme.
  • Available online/offline for atleast 30mins per week 
Summary
Volunteering
Volunteer
Culture
Education
London
United Kingdom
Location of opportunity: 
In-person at the Language Resources Centre or online
5 Weeks Minimum
0 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Cultural Awareness
Communication
Languages you should know: 
French
Native or bilingual
Spanish
Native or bilingual
German
Native or bilingual
Italian
Native or bilingual
Arabic
Native or bilingual
Japanese
Native or bilingual
Korean
Native or bilingual
Mandarin Chinese
Native or bilingual
Portuguese
Native or bilingual
Polish
Native or bilingual
Bengali
Native or bilingual
Finnish
Native or bilingual
Greek
Native or bilingual
Russian
Native or bilingual
Turkish
Native or bilingual
Cantonese Chinese
Native or bilingual
Requirements: 
Training

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