FELLOW
FELLOW offers free English lessons to learners in Oxford!
1-2 hours a week
Oxford Hub, St Michael's Church, Rose Hill Community Centre and Cutteslowe Community Centre
FELLOW is an Oxford Hub volunteering project that offers free English classes to recent immigrants, refugees, foreign workers and students in a safe and friendly environment.
The classes give learners the opportunity to practise conversation, develop their vocabulary and grammar, and learn topics useful for work and day-to-day life.
Where does FELLOW take place?
  1. The Oxford Hub (city centre) in Turl Street, Fridays 5-7pm, Saturday 6-7.30pm and Sundays 2.30-4pm.
  2. Cutteslowe Community Centre, Mondays 9.30-10.30 am and Wednesdays 9.30-10.30am.
  3. St. Michael's Church (city centre) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7.30-9.30pm.
Volunteering Opportunities
There are lots of different ways to get involved!
1) Oxford Residents
Teaching Positions
If you live in Oxford full time you can get involved in weekly teaching to small groups of learners at The Oxford Hub, St. Michael's and Cutteslowe Community Centre.
Volunteer teachers need no previous experience in teaching a language. Previously volunteers have found this a really rewarding experience (and great in terms of developing leadership, communication, organisation and teaching).
1:1 English Tutoring
You can also get involved with our 1 to 1 support for learners. You will be matched with a learner and meet up to help practice their English conversation. This opportunity is very flexible and you are able to meet up at a time that suits you both.
We are currently looking for a teacher for our English classes on a Sunday afternoon at Oxford Hub. Email zoe@oxfordhub.org if you are interested in this opportunity!
If you're interested in 1:1 tutoring, please fill out our expression of interest form and we will be in touch when we next need tutors.
2) University Students
If you're not in Oxford full time because you're a student or visiting, you can get involved by volunteering as a teaching assistant at the classes listed above or offering extra 1-to-1 support.
Teaching Assistants
Teaching assistants play a vital role in the successful delivery of lessons at FELLOW. Teachers need support in ensuring that the environment is safe, effective and welcoming for the learners. You'll support the teacher with activities, help with monitoring and answer learner queries.
1:1 English Tutoring
You can also get involved with our 1 to 1 support for learners. You will be matched with a learner and meet up to help practice their English conversation. This opportunity is very flexible and you are able to meet up at a time that suits you both.
Short Course Teacher
We'll be looking for one or two volunteers to lead a short four week course next term. You'll have the opportunity to design the course from scratch, and you'll need to plan four lessons including tasks and activities for your learners.
We're open to discussing courses on any theme you think would benefit English learners in Oxford. Last term we held a Jobs and Careers course and would love to hold one on a different theme this term!
Our volunteering opportunities for students are currently closed. Please fill out our expression of interest form if you'd like us to get in touch with you when they open again.
Support with your application
Oxford Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to everyone. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities, and can reimburse expenses such as bus tickets. We also provide ongoing support for the people we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch at hello@oxfordhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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