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Background: The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity, and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.​

Scope of Work: The IRC in New Jersey seeks volunteer teachers to support English language learning among recently arrived adult refugees who have fled persecution in their home country and are rebuilding their lives in New Jersey. IRC will hold 1.5 hour morning and evening classes of group instruction twice a week. (Wednesday/Friday schedule and Tuesday/Thursday schedule.) Volunteers must commit to teaching a selected schedule until the session commences in late June 2019. 

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate small to large group instruction using on-site and supplemental curriculum
  • Promote core competencies of English language skills needed to obtain and retain employment and achieve self-sufficiency
  • Create a welcoming environment that fosters community and learning among program participants while interacting with diverse population
  • Upload attendance and prepare lesson materials effectively
  • Meet with Education and Learning staff to evaluate student progress, define weekly lesson objectives and summarize student learning outcomes

Requirements:

  • Proven ability to build community within the classroom and cultivate student commitment to English language learning
  • Familiarity with planning and delivering lessons that obtain specific measurement goals for learners using supporting curriculum. 
  • Thorough, detailed knowledge and understanding of English instruction with the ability to clearly define objectives based on the demands of all facets of language acquisition
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations and empathize with people unfamiliar with local culture while having ethical and professional conduct
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently in a multi-cultural environment
  • Arabic, French, and/or Spanish speaking preferred

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