The Toolkit for Teachers has been written by language teachers from educational organisations across five European countries, and inspired by many other teachers and groups that we’ve talked to as part of our research.
The introductory sections of this toolkit look at the wider context of volunteering and then explore the practicalities of working with volunteers.
- What are the benefits and pitfalls of involving volunteers in language teaching?
- How can you recruit effective volunteers in the first place?
- How do you establish a good working relationship with a new volunteer?
- How can you build in effective induction and evaluative practices with your volunteers?
Most of this toolkit, however, is dedicated to practical ideas and tools for lessons – with a specific focus on exercises and activities that involve volunteers effectively. Most teachers will be working with volunteers in a classroom setting, and the exercises found in this guide reflect this.
At the end of this toolkit you will find guidance for evaluation with your volunteer and a number of points for reflection.
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