Online Conversation Groups
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 in the group, 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 to allocate you a place when they become available.
Volunteer – Support someone with their English, 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 of our English support is being done remotely 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 Online
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. We only ask that volunteers have reached ESOL Level 2 with their English.
We run a number of training courses through the year and will contact you before the next available course. Complete the volunteer form here
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