Great advice for anyone interested in joining a Good Neighbor Team or teaching English to refugees from Liz, one of our volunteer tutors and Good Neighbors: 

  • Don’t be afraid. It doesn’t take a professional to teach English. There are many resources, including gaining wisdom by talking to those who have already done it.


  • You can find resources online or use children’s books and flashcards. Use pictures, things in the house, and other practical things. The Oxford Picture Dictionary is an extremely helpful tool and a good gift for families!


  • Start with words, then add in short sentences. Go slowly and say things they can repeat. Take it one step at a time until you can find a comfort level in offering correction.


  • And of course: keep showing up, doing life together is what it’s all about.