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This training prepares volunteers to work with adult students who are learning English. It also prepares volunteers to tutor adult English language learners in math, citizenship, computers or job skills.
After completing this training tutors will be able to...
Training participants who will be volunteering in the state of Minnesota pay a nominal $35 registration fee. Trainees who will not be volunteering their time or who will be teaching English outside of Minnesota pay $50.
You'll receive a copy of the MLC Tutor Manual with background information, activity ideas, and sample lesson plans plus on-going access to in-service workshops and tutoring materials.
Limited Pre-Service Training scholarships are available to volunteers.
Is there an online version of the Pre-service Volunteer Training?
The Minnesota Literacy Council provides a free, self-paced online course “Adult ESL Classroom Volunteer Training” that takes approximately two hours to complete. There is no online version of the 12-Hour ESL Pre-service Tutor Training. The interactive nature of the workshop makes it very difficult to provide a quality version of this training online. By request live training is available for any Adult Basic Education program in Minnesota with a minimum of 10 participants, including a 9-hour version of the ESL Pre-Service Tutor Training.
Optional Graduate Credit Available
Earn graduate credit from the University of Minnesota at a reduced tuition rate when you take the English as a Second Language Tutor Pre-service training. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The training is 12 hours in total divided into three or four sessions. Attendance at all 12 hours is required for certification.
Minnesota Literacy Councilemail@mnliteracy.org
700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 180
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 651-645-2277 | 800-225-READ (7323)
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