Online Conversation Group
Our online conversation groups happen at different times and days of the week. The are a good way to meet other people as well as practice speaking and listening.
To join a group, you will need a smart device and be able to use WhatsApp or Zoom.
We want you to have a good experience and you will need to be able to have a simple conversation or reached Entry Level 3.
Please complete this simple form and SAVTE will contact you when one so that we can allocate you a place when they become available.
Volunteer – Support someone with their English and help reduce social isolation and make a difference!
See our volunteer page for more information about language volunteers and how they make a difference.
During Coronavirus, most English support is being done via the internet. We are looking for new volunteers who are keen to support learners via WhatsApp video, Zoom or Facebook Messenger.
Low-level learners are placed either individually or in pairs with a volunteer. Improver-level learners are placed in conversation groups. Volunteers are needed to support with any of these combinations.
We provide training, resources expenses and in some case equipment to help you develop skills and confidence to support learners via the internet.
Depending on Social Distancing restrictions – some of our volunteers have planned walks or meet ups in parks to help reduce social isolation. .
APPLY to Volunteer
Are you IT literate, Patient Sensitive with an Interest in other cultures and have a spare hour a week for the next 6 months?
You don’t need teaching experience or to speak other languages, although many of our volunteers do speak different languages. We only ask that volunteers have reached ESOL Level 2 with their English
There will be new online training courses this the Autumn
We will train you to:
• Prepare English language support sessions (either 1:1, 1:2 or conversation groups)
• Use appropriate internet-based resources to deliver sessions
• Keep records of sessions and maintain contact with SAVTE
Complete the volunteer form here – and someone from SAVTE will call to discuss your application.