Become a Conversation Facilitator

Rutgers students participating in The Conversation Tree:  Community-Based Language Partnerships program

  • attend a 3 credit Community-Based Language Learning(CBLL) course (05:300:406) held in Fall 2016 every Tuesday,  5:35-8:35pm on-campus and serve approximately 20 hours per semester as English conversation partners or small-group facilitators supporting local community organizations offering English as a Second Language (ESL) services.

What does a Conversation Facilitator do?

  • Work as a team with other Conversation Facilitators, Team Leaders or ESL Instructors to facilitate conversation groups (2 – 4 people).
  • Support adult learners of English by creating space for all participants to contribute in conversation.
  • Practice “conscious listening” in conversations about life experiences, cultural practices, work-related topics, etc.
  • Select activity plans from an activity library to implement at the community-based site.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form found here.  The Program Coordinator will then reach out to you to confirm your attendance. The Collaborative Common Application for School Year 2015-2016 can be found here.

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