English At Large Offers Workshop for Tutors

English at Large, a non-profit that provides individual and small group instruction to adult learners who want to acquire English language skills as they adapt to life in the United States, is offering its second Tutoring Through Narrative workshop. The free workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at EAL’s offices at 400 High Street in West Medford. Current and prospective volunteer tutors from EAL’s service area of 21 Boston area communities, including Medford, are invited to attend.

The Tutoring Through Narrative workshop will provide EAL tutors with valuable information on the theory of teaching through narrative; how to formulate lessons based upon tutors’ and learners’ own stories; and how to turn stories into grammar, vocabulary and reading and writing exercises that directly address a learner’s language needs.

Teaching through narrative is a proven and effective method for teaching language in context. By using the personal narratives of tutors and learners as the foundation for tutoring, EAL’s tutors teach English that is relevant, timely, and custom-tailored to its learners’ needs.

If you would like to attend the Tutoring Through Narrative workshop on May 21 or learn more about serving as a volunteer tutor for EAL, please contact:

Adam Bolonsky
Program Manager
English At Large
400 High Street
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 395-2374


– Submitted by English at Large

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