Part of what makes Brooklyn's culture so unique is the wide range of immigrants from many parts of the world. Help this group of people improve their English-speaking skills by leading small English conversation groups.

  • Lead small conversation groups at Brooklyn Public Library, providing direction and facilitating focus on selected topics for discussion.
  • Select appropriate sources and materials for discussion.
  • Conduct educational or interactive exercises with individuals and/or groups.
  • Promote the use of library resources, as well as online resources, when appropriate.
Required Skills
  • Interest in teaching and leading others.
  • A strong commitment to helping people learn to speak English.
  • A friendly and approachable manner.
  • Ability to get along with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Program Notes
  • Training is provided.
  • Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two to three hours per week, for a period of at least six months.
How to Apply

Complete an Online Application


This program is made possible by a grant from the New York State Library/ Adult Literacy Services Grant Program.

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