Make A Difference
Make a difference
Learn how to become a “practice partner” for adult English learners and provide one-on-one support while building community online or face-to face.
How Volunteering as a "Practice Partner" Works
The time commitment needed is only around 1 hour a week for 10 weeks, and can be flexible around your schedule. If you’re not able to make that commitment, consider making a donation, which also helps support us!
Our initiative builds on over 25 years of experience of working with college-age volunteers in various projects including Ravenswood English and Ingles Personal sin surrounding communities such as East Palo Alto, Redwood City, and Mountain View, California.
You can meet with your learner on our weekly Zoom meeting, or you can meet with your learner face-to-face at a time and place convenient to both of you.
How To Make A Difference
The English Together Approach
English Together uses a one-on-one practice-focused approach to supporting English development as well as a time-tested method for preparing and supporting volunteers as they facilitate the development of workplace English of immigrant workers.
Volunteers prepare for their work by attending special training sessions and have access to:
Resources: many types of coaching materials and sample lessons and links to Video examples of learners and coaches working in zoom environments.
What We Know:
English Together has developed an effective method of supporting volunteers as they serve as "practice partners" for immigrant workers in developing the English that they need.
10 Week Commitment
Learn how to serve as a “practice partner” for adult English learners. Provide one-on-one support either online or face-to-face.
Help Support Us
We support the creation of rich language opportunities for immigrant workers by bringing them together with volunteers. Help us in carrying out our important mission.
Make A Difference Today
English Together focuses on building community
Americans of all backgrounds have much to gain especially from getting to know and interacting with immigrant workers whose lives are often led next to, but very distant from, the worlds of the people that they serve. Expanding opportunity for all is a key step in the organization’s vision of a better world.