Since 2005, VESL (the Volunteer ESL Tutor Training Project) has supported the professional development of volunteer ELL tutors throughout the city of Calgary. VESL is the collaborative effort of three Calgary ELL service providers with long-standing volunteer programs: Bow Valley College, the Calgary Public Library, and the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. The project hosts six face-to-face training workshops throughout the year that are offered free-of-charge to volunteers who support language learners in organizations throughout Calgary.
In this interactive workshop, participants learned the basics of planning a series of successful tutorial sessions based on a specific theme.
The workshop was facilitated by Jennifer Acevedo, a faculty member at the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement.
Visit the VESL Network to learn about upcoming VESL workshops and download information, handouts, and resources from over twenty previously held VESL workshops.
- The session was very valuable! Lots of relevant information! I will plan my sessions with more specific outcomes.Workshop participant