I am enjoying the change! From full-time learning technologies consultancy to very part time “interesting challenges” and volunteer work with the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).
Did you know that new immigrants are entitled to 510 hours of English learning? In New South Wales, this program is run by TAFE. The NSW program offers classes at the TAFE Centres, and also tutoring, where students are matched, one-on-one, with volunteers like me.
I meet with my student, a lovely young woman from Iran, weekly for one hour or so.
Although I completed the Certificate IV Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language (TESOL) in preparation, the program in NSW provides a much shorter course for aspiring tutors.
It’s fun! And I’m the one who’s learning!