Catholic Charities: English as a Second Language

The Catholic Charities' English as a Second Language (ESL) program helps immigrants and refugees from over thirty countries each year. With the help of dedicated volunteers, we not only increase students' English abilities, but also assist them in becoming more confident, independent, and integral members of the greater New Orleans community.

WHAT YOU DO

Service learners can join a classroom of adult English Language Learners as Teacher's Assistants or work one-on-one as tutors for youth in the Family Literacy Program. Classes are held in mornings and evenings. All classes and tutoring are currently online. Out of consideration for our students, we require volunteers to make a minimum commitment of one day per week for two hours (class time and prep time) for the entire academic semester, even if this exceeds service learning hours requirements.

WHAT YOU LEARN

Loyola service learners can learn valuable intercultural communication skills, increase their cultural sensitivity, and learn how to problem solve during each evening's tutoring or teaching session. Service learners will have an opportunity to practice their leadership and organizational skills, and develop interpersonal abilities that will translate well into classroom or professional settings.

INTERACTIONS

Adults • Middle and High school children   immigrants/non-English speakers

 

PRESERVICE REQUIREMENTS

For all volunteers: two pre-service orientations

For volunteers working with minors: background check and additional online training

Click Here to schedule appointment for SERVE fair.
 

DAYS & TIMES

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9am-10:15am 9am-10:15am 9am-10:15am 9am-10:15am
10:30am-11:45am 10:30am-11:45am 10:30am-11:45am 10:30am-11:45am
6pm-7:15pm 6pm-7:15pm 6pm-7:15pm 6pm-7:15pm
7:30pm-8:45pm 7:30pm-8:45pm 7:30pm-8:45pm 7:30pm-8:45pm

 

TRANSPORTATION
All programs are held remotely on ZOOM for Spring 2022.

CONTACT
Samantha (Sami) Barefield
ESL Programs Volunteer Coordinator
sbarefield@ccano.org
504.356.3171