Participate in our upcoming workshops
Since 2005, VESL has offered free training workshops to volunteers working with English language learners. VESL workshops support the growth and development of the volunteer ELL community in Calgary and provide volunteers with the opportunity to connect with each other.
VESL workshops are practical and hands-on and provide you with the strategies, tutoring tips, and resources that you can use in your tutoring sessions.
Contact your volunteer coordinator to register.
For more information, contact Shelagh Lenon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a new idea, activity, or resource
The VESL Tutor Tips document is a collection of activities and games created by ELL instructors who have faciliated previous VESL workshops.
Do you have an activity or idea you would like to share with other volunteers? Have you found an interesting book or website to share? Contact us and let us know about it.
We are proud of our volunteers and the contributions they make to our ELL programs. We value our volunteers and recognize the growth that is fostered through their commitment to working with ELL learners.
Learn about some Calgary volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of English language learners:
The following blog post was written by Shelley McConnell, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement. Shelley recently planned and facilitated a VESL workshop.Read more...
Volunteers participate as ELL classroom assistants on weekdays and evenings. Volunteers also participate in small group tutoring with immigrant seniors on Tuesday or Thursday and small group tutoring on Saturday.
Contact Joanne Robarts, Volunteer Facilitator email@example.com
This program matches volunteer tutors with immigrant seniors who want to learn basic English and/or improve their English language skills.
Contact Marion Christensen, Senior Connections Program Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers participate in the ESL Conversation Club for new Canadians with intermediate speaking and listening skills hosted at different library branches.
Contact Azmin Poonja, Volunteer Resources Manager Azmin.Poonja@calgarypubliclibrary.com