Do you speak another language? Are you an overseas student?
Rewarding volunteering opportunity to provide native language support and make a real difference to school children in Cardiff who have little to no English.
About this opportunity:
There are lots of school pupils in Cardiff who speak little English. This may be because their family has recently moved here from another country, or because their family speaks little English at home. These children sometimes struggle to learn at school and engage with other children. The volunteer role will include:
What you will gain:
The languages in which schools and children are most in need of support with are:
If you speak another language not listed above and are keen to take part, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback from a teacher at a school who received support from a Cardiff University Student last year:
"To have this extra help, certainly if it is in the child's home language, is wonderful for both the teacher and the child/children. The children respond really well - having someone to communicate with, talk to; just to feel like a regular child and not someone who stands out and feels different. The child's personality comes out and you see them relaxed and comfortable. They are engaged in work in a way they are not usually. You have a better understanding and knowledge of ability levels too - it shows how capable and able they are in their first language."
Skills/qualities required from Cardiff University Students:
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