Fostering Mutual Learning
We at Habla recognize and understand the plight of immigrants and non-English speakers in the U.S. While Habla strives to provide our community members with the best possible language instruction, we also want our language coaches to benefit from hands-on service. We hope that coaches gain insight into the struggles of Habla’s target population and develop a greater sense of empathy for this underserved community.
One-on-One Personalized ESL Tutoring
Habla aims to provide our community partners with one-on-one ESL tutoring. We plan lessons around the personal needs and wants of our tutees. Instead of focusing on grammar, Habla’s approach strives to give tutees a contextually relevant handle of English.
Enroll in our Cardinal Course
Habla offers a Cardinal Course for tutors during the fall quarter. Taught by four Habla Core members, the student-initiated course (CHILATS 1ST: English Language Learner Tutoring and Curriculum) serves to support tutors in developing lesson plans and strategies. The course equips students with practical experience for developing materials for language learning and provides a collaborative space to reflect on the tutoring experience. Additionally, the course will provide background on Habla’s target population and help students better understand the immigrant experience.
Become a Volunteer
Habla starts on the third week of fall quarter and is active throughout the entire school year. Language coaches commit to one of the following options:
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