Anyone up for teaching English conversation to elementary school kids from very low income families?
I'd like to introduce a joint endeavor between our group and the Seoul City Volunteer Center to you today.
This is our first pilot program of this kind, and if it goes well, we will add more locations citywide so that more members can participate at their convenient location.
Ok. Here're more details.
We need a small team comprised of 4~5 "NATIVE" English speaker members each pairing with "BILINGUAL" Korean members, who will teach English to these underprivileged children who can't afford any private education, registered at Seoul City's Regional Children's Centers. Our team will work with 2 groups of children, roughly 5 to 7 kids per group, in each session.
* "NATIVE" English speakers mean nationals from 7 countries - Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, U.K., U.S.A.
** "BILINGUAL" Koreans mean our Korean members who can participate in sessions, and help communicate and coordinate between our native speakers, the Center teachers, and the kids.
These kids can not only afford any private education but also are lonely and not properly taken care of by their parents, so Seoul City's regional children's centers provide cares and certain protections to them after school hours. They're exposed to crimes and abuses if they're gone home early after school. Isn't it sad?
If you have 2-3 hours of free time you'd contribute to education and wellbeing of these kids, let's help them together.
I told to the Seoul City Volunteer Center that our volunteers need a break on weekends, and may not have enough time to prepare a lot to teach them systematically but leading free talking sessions may be doable. Is it?
Since starting our volunteering group, I haven't focused on English teaching/tutoring programs.
I've considered it as a possibility at the very beginning, and then many of our members are teaching English during weekdays, and they told me that they wouldn't like to teach English even over weekend.
Lately though, there have been quite a few members enquiring with me whether they could provide free English lessons to underprivileged people, so let's see how this goes.
- Meeting point: Inside of Exit 2, Junggok Subway Station on Line 7, at 1000AM
- Primary Contact: Siobhan, Event Host, at[masked]
- Other inquiries: James Kim, Organizer of Korea International Volunteers, at[masked]
Thank you always!
REMINDER: We make best efforts to maintain a good ratio between native speakers and bilingual Korean volunteers. Once you signed up, please COMMIT yourself on the date you signed up for. You don't have to commit yourself for every weekly session but it may be nice if you can go back to them frequently and become a good teacher as well as their good friend.
서울 동부지역아동센터 주소: 서울 광진구 중곡3동 579-1 동방프라자 2층209호