The social planning committee will have its first meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. (location TBD). The committee will plan its first event of the semester--possibly a St. Patrick's Day party--and gather ideas for other events to have throughout the spring. Committee members will also decide on a time and place to meet every month, so it is pertinent that you email Allison (email@example.com) with your weekly availability if you cannot make it to the meeting but would like to join the team. If you plan on coming, please contact Allison as well.
The ESOL Social Planning Committee is calling for new members to help make this season more fun and enriching for our participants. We've often heard our volunteers and participants ask for a way to become acquainted with members outside their immediate partner pairings or groups. And so, ESOL would like to have a group of its volunteers faithfully meet these demands by meeting together once a month and planning events where participants can simply have fun or find opportunities to explore the larger DC-College park area.
As a part of this committee, individuals would be held responsible for:
If you are interested in joining this team, please contact intern Allison Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 12.
two registration sessions have been added
- VOLUNTEER registration session - Thursday 2/6- 11:15 am - 12:45 pm - Kim Engineering building room 1200
- PARTICIPANT registration session- Thursday 2/13- 11:15 am - 12:45 pm- Kim Engineering Building room 1200
Also the volunteer sessions will all be open to returning or new volunteers
We have had some scheduling issues for the registration sessions in February and had to change the dates for the registration dates. Here are the confirmed registration session dates and times for volunteers and participants.
For volunteers, certain sessions are geared to returning or new volunteers. New volunteers can come to a session for returning volunteers and vice versa but we strongly encourage you not to do this.
Anyone who wants to be a volunteer or participant for the Spring 2014 term must come to a registration session or meet with the coordinator in his office. If you can't make any of these times for volunteer or participation sessions, please contact the coordinator at email@example.com and schedule a time to meet with him in his office.
- Monday, February 3rd- 9:15 am - 10:45 am (Tydings Hall 1102)
- Wednesday, February 5th- 4:15 - 5:45 pm (Tydings Hall 1102)
- Monday, February 10th - 12:15- 1:45 pm (Tydings Hall 1102)
- Wednesday - February 12th - 3:15- 4:45 pm (Frances Scott Key Building 0102)
- Friday - February 14th- 12:15- 1:45 pm (Tydings Hall 1102)
The Spring 2014 Term pre-registration form for participants (individuals who want to improve their English conversational skills) is now available.
If you want to be a participant in the program in the Spring 2014 Term, please fill it out and then attend a registration session during the week of February 10th. Click on this link to fill out the online form: http://studentvoice.com/uom-cp/esolspr14preregistration
Our newsletter for the Fall 2013semester has been published. You can see it here. Thank for all those who wrote articles and took pictures for this as well as our intern Aggie who put it together.
Do you want to:
- broaden your international horizons?
- develop your communication skills?
- make an impact on other peoples’ lives?
- have a chance to learn another language?
Become a volunteer for the UMD ESOL Conversation Program in the Spring Term!
What you would do in the program
· Volunteer once a week to help those who wish to improve their English conversation skills in a large group (up to 8 participants), small group (up to two participants) or one-on-one setting.
· Topics may include cultures, current events and other interests. You can choose and personalize your conversation sessions!
· No teaching experience required but a strong interest in working with the international population is required (guidelines and tips will be provided)
· Fill out the online pre-registration form http://studentvoice.com/mcp/esolvolpreregsp14
· Attend a one hour registration/information session Feb. 3th, 4th or 5th
· Sessions begin the week of February 24th
For more program information
· Please visit our webpage http://www.counseling.umd.edu/AS/html/esolconvprog.html (you can search for “ESOL conversation program” at www.umd.edu)
For further information
· Please contact ESOL conversation program coordinator: Adam Lax (Office number- 301-314-5919, E-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org)
For native Chinese speakers in the ESOL conversation
program, we are starting a Chinese- English language exchange with the Chinese
Language Department and the Confucius Institute. If you don't have a
conversation partner but still want one, this is a good chance to get
You will be matched up with a student studying Chinese and meet
with him/her at least once a week for one hour. During that session, 30 minutes
would be speaking in English and 30 minutes would speaking in Chinese.
If you are interested in doing this, please e-mail email@example.com with your
name and UID #.
The Learning Assistance Service (LAS) of the University Counseling Center is looking for a few well organized and self-motivated individuals to meaningfully assist the LAS ESOL conversation program during the 2013-14 academic year.
If you are interested, send a resume and a brief cover letter to umdesol (at) gmail.com.
Also, you can check out our website http://www.counseling.umd.edu/LAS/html/esolconvprog.html to learn more about our program
The conversation sessions for this program officially started this week.
Participants and Volunteers should contact each other. Contact information for participants and volunteers can be found on Tutor trac . The time and place you meet for conversation sessions will be the same
If you are still interested in being a volunteer or a participant in this program, we are still accepting people until the end of this week. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you are interested. You need to schedule a time to come in and meet with the ESOL program coordinator in his office.