Deptford, Greater London
Job description

Volunteer ESOL Teachers needed


The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association is looking for enthusiastic volunteer ESOL teachers to support refugees and migrants living in the UK.


Are you passionate about teaching? Would you like REAL classroom experience? Do you want to help refugees and migrants improve their Language and social skills?

If yes, the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association needs you.


Who we are:

The Afghanistan & Central Asian Association (ACAA) is a dynamic charity set up in 2001 to promote British values and integration amongst the refugee and migrant community. In the UK, we work to empower and support refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan and neighbouring countries by providing vital services that enable successful integration. These include English classes, mentoring, drop-in advice sessions, a legal surgery, employment and education training, counter-extremism workshops and youth and women's engagement services.


Role Summary:

Working as part of a small dynamic ESOL teaching team, responsibility for lesson planning and delivery will be shared between yourself and more experienced teachers. You will have the opportunity to shadow teachers and gain practical teaching experience before leading lessons. This is alongside training sessions for CPD (continued professional development), as you progress in the position you will take on more responsibility and develop your role.


Duties will include:

  • Preparing and delivering lessons to students of different ages and abilities

  • Preparing classroom and coursework materials, homework assignments, and weekly hand-outs

  • Assessing students' class work and assignments

  • Creating an engaging and fun teaching atmosphere

  • Ensuring all our students engage in academic learning despite their ability, to achieve their highest potential whilst developing personal and employability skills

  • Setting effective targets to monitor students’ progress

  • Supporting and motivating students to allow them to grow and enhance their own skills by both achieving qualifications and becoming ready for work

  • Finding ways to successfully promote our FREE ESOL classes amongst local organisations to increase student attendance


Personal requirements:

  • Previous teaching experience is desirable, but not essential as support is provided

  • ESOL qualification or equivalent experience

  • Excellent verbal communication skills

  • Good listening skills

  • DBS checked or willingness to be

  • Planning and organisational skills

  • Patience, commitment, creativity, flexibility and understanding


Female applicants are preferred as the majority of the beneficiaries are women. However, strong male candidates will also be considered. The ACAA is an equal opportunities employer.


What will you Gain?

  • Safeguarding training Certificate

  • Valuable 1 to 1 feedback with our experienced Integration Manager to develop your teaching

  • Real Classroom teaching experience, references are provided

  • Building self confidence in the classroom and as a teacher


Working hours are flexible, but ideally we are looking for someone who can dedicate a minimum of 2 hours on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Saturday.




The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, SE8 4AG


Class Times


Monday/Wednesday: 10 am - 12 pm


Saturday (women only): 12 pm - 2pm


How to apply:

Please apply by sending us your CV and a brief cover letter explaining your interest and suitability to the role to Amy Walton.


Successful candidates will be invited for an interview. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


The role of an ESOL teacher is a voluntary position. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.


More about Afghanistan and Central Asian Association
Afghanistan and Central Asian Association


Who we are

ACAA was established in 2001 by Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi, who left Afghanistan with his young... Read more

Posted on: 31 May 2019
Closed date: 29 August 2019
Tags: Admin, Teaching

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