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Position:
1349 - Conversational Spanish Instructor (In person) > Apply for a September START!
Organization:
Position Address:
Active Adult Centre of Mississauga, Central Parkway Mall, Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga, Ontario
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton

Goal

Active Adult Centre of Mississauga (AACM) is a welcoming place that celebrates individuality and diversity, inspiring older adults to embrace their vitality, optimize their health and well-being, and broaden their horizons. Our friendly Centre is open 7 days a week to 1400+ members who are involved in a wide variety of programs. We also are home to 7 different cultural older adult groups and clubs. The key word is 'Active'!

We see an urgent need at this time to recruit CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH INSTRUCTORS to volunteer their time at the Centre weekly, engaging our seniors who want to learn how to speak simple Spanish in the course of healthy, enriching socialization.

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Description

As a Volunteer Conversational Spanish Instructor, you will be engaged to:

  • Lead and guide a small group of older adults (50+) in conversational Spanish  that is suitable for fun, socialization, and travel (with possibly a cultural perspective)
  • Plan a 3 MONTH informal 'lesson plan' (timetable with supporting materials, resources, handouts and assign homework) 
  • Lead 1 HOUR sessions, to be scheduled WEEKLY (exact number to be determined)
  • Engage in an ongoing evaluation of the capabilities of the group, and adjust the program accordingly
  • Employ  Spanish as an opportunity for our older adults to socialize

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, in anticipation of a September STARTWe ask that you contact our Volunteer Coordinator (Karmela) directly: [email protected].

Volunteers with 'profiles' in Volunteer MBC's Referral System should also click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above) to send your name/contact information to the Active Adult Centre of Mississauga. By using 'Apply Now!', you will see a record of your application to AACM, and the date on which you applied, entered in your 'profile' for easy reference. Thank you!


Benefits

  • Excellent opportunity to enhance your experience in  Spanish  language teaching, with a focus on an older adult group
  • Join in and 'network' with your 'students' and with everyone at the Active Adult Centre, If you are considering pursuing a career in language instruction, the role is made for you.
  • Upon successful completion of your volunteering engagement, you will be entitled to a Letter of Reference 
  • Enjoy the personal satisfaction of enriching the lives of seniors residing in the Mississauga community


Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the Spanish language, spoken and written (in addition to English)
  • Experience in developing course plans and curriculum to ensure learning objectives are met in an engaging and fun manner
  • Experience in preparing, presenting, and utilizing teaching methods and styles to accommodate seniors' learning experiences
  • Patient, Passionate, Sensitive, and accommodating about seniors' needs
  • Past facilitating/leading a class of a group of adults or seniors is a definite asset
  • To promote continuity in this program, the Centre prefers that volunteers commit to an overall engagement of AT LEAST 3 MONTHS (September through November 2022)

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Not required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

WEEKLY: Sessions will each be for 1 hour. 

The schedule will be provided once the volunteer recruitment is completed.


Training

ORIENTATION and TRAINING in terms of session setup resources and teaching/learning formats will be provided.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Program Coordination, Literacy, Senior Support, Multilingual
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.aacmiss.ca


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