Erasmus+ Volunteering

Private Institution of Supplementary Education

Centre of Foreign Language Studies

STEP BY STEP

Is inviting a volunteer for a 10-month project in 2019-2020

 

Project Description

Volunteering at Step by Step would be interesting for everyone who wants to know what a language school from the inside is. Their contribution to the school’s work can vary from everyday help with printing out handouts to taking part in the development of Step by Step educational programmes.

Step by Step is now a registered trade mark, and in the academic year 2019-2020 we are working on a series of course books for young learners and school children. The help of foreign volunteers in writing texts for culture studies section would be highly appreciated. By participating in the project  they will be able to reflect on their everyday experience at home and become ambassadors of their native cultures.

Participating in the events like culture clubs, drama workshops and others will definitely require such social skills as public speaking, active listening, directed dialogue and others. All the required skills will be practiced actively throughout the volunteering experience and, as a result, will be successfully developed and mastered.

If any difficulties occur, our team are always ready to support volunteers in their creative endeavors. Working in a team, on the other hand, will not only be the way to support the volunteers,  but also a useful skill for them to develop.

The centre is working in the field of supplementary education, and we are therefore dealing with highly motivated students, curious about the world. During their time in Vladimir the volunteer will assist our teachers and group leaders and take active part in planning, implementation and reflection on the projects, as well as practise public speaking skills, individual consulting, and work in a team. They are also expected to become friends with our students, which might turn their time in the centre into a very enjoyable experience, and increase the mutual motivation to learn more about each others' languages and cultures.

They are supposed to speak English a lot, as well as master their Russian gradually

 

Example of typical workweek of the volunteers:

Monday – 10:00 – 12:00 planning for the week, printing out necessary papers

12:00 – 13:00 Russian language course

13:00 – 15:00 break, lunch time

15:00 – 19:30 assisting teachers, informal conversations with the students of the centre

19:30 – 20:30 time for SKYPE calls, using the Internet, discussions

Tuesday – 10:00 – 12:00 presentations, games in public schools

12:00 – 13:00 trip to the centre

13:00 – 15:00 break, lunch time

15:00 – 19:30 assisting teachers in speaking club sessions

19:30 – 20:30 time for SKYPE calls, using the Internet, discussions

Wednesday - 10:00 – 12:00 cleaning (sorting out things, dusting desks and shelves)

12:00 – 13:00 Russian language course

13:00 - 15:00 break, lunch time

15:00 – 19:30 assisting teachers in table game sessions in English

19:30 – 20:30 time for SKYPE calls, using the Internet, discussions

Thursday - 10:00 – 13:00 excursions to museums

13:00 – 15:00 break, lunch time

15:00 – 19:30 preparation for a weekly event

19:30 – 20:30 time for SKYPE calls, using the Internet, discussions

Friday - 10:00 – 12:00 time in the office (phone calls, meeting with the coordinator, mentors, solving problems)

12:00 – 13:00 Russian language course

13:00 – 15:00 break, lunch time

15:00 – 18:00 weekly event (culture studies, movie discussions etc)

Saturday -  Sunday  weekend

 

 

For information about the project, please, contact

Evgeniya Burnina                                             evgeniya.burnina@e-sbs33.ru