English Tutoring

***Please note that due to COVID-19 our English Tutoring program for students of the Ambedkar Secondary School at CEU is cancelled in AY 2020-2021.***

In the past years, CEU has been recruiting and supporting volunteers to provide English tutoring to children coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. We currently offer the following volunteering opportunities:

English Tutoring program for students of the Ambedkar Secondary School at CEU.

About the project:

The project has been initiated by Karoly Boroczky (Head of the Department of Mathematics) and is supported by the Civic Engagement Office, Roma Access Programs (RAP) and Human RightS Initiative (HRSI).

15 secondary school students are expected to participate in the English Tutoring Program, carried out at CEU. The students will come to CEU one time per month until the end of the academic year, on a Friday, and will spend the day learning English. These occasions are meant to prepare and help enable students to apply for further studies. 

What will volunteers do? Volunteers will teach English to the 15 secondary school students in the framework of eight separate tutoring sessions: 4-4 sessions for a less advanced, and a more advanced group. There are four sessions taking place in the morning, and four in the afternoon.

  • Less Advanced: Students in this group know basic words, can introduce themselves, and say a few sentences in English.
  • More Advanced: Students in this group are able to have simple, slow-paced conversations, and create basic sentences on their own.

Tutoring sessions focus primarily on conversations, interactions, and playful exercises, with a little bit of grammar teaching, built on the syllabus and materials used in the school. Volunteers will be given guidance in designing their class, but the specific exercises, games, and activities you wish to use are up to you.

NOTE: It is possible to participate at only one or two sessions but we are nevertheless looking for responsible and dedicated volunteers!

How can you get involved? If you would like to participate, please fill out this form first. If you already know when you would be available to tutor, please sign up here. In case you have any questions, drop an email to: communityengagement@ceu.edu.

How can volunteers benefit? Volunteers will have the chance to get to know and interact with members of the wider Hungarian society, practice English teaching, and contribute to positive social change in Hungary. Additionally, participants can record their volunteer hours at the Community Engagement Office's Track your hours! program.

Find out more about the English tutoring program and the students who take part in it in our podcast: https://soundcloud.com/ceuhungary/ceu-podcast-episode-2-the-ceuambedkar-...