ONLINE Latin American Spanish course: Beginners and Improvers

STOP PRESS 30th January 2020!

The rest of our Latin American Spanish courses, both Beginners and Improvers, will take place online (via Zoom), meaning students will be able to participate from the comfort of their own homes.

If you are interested in attending the rest of the course online, please email us at babelsblessing@gmail.com.

For your information, as of 4th February 2020, there are seven classes left in both courses, which have run for 13 classes in total, meaning the cost for a new student would be as follows:

STUDENT: £70

STANDARD: £105

SUPPORTER: £140

 

Arabic Upper Intermediate: Registrations now open!

Arabic Upper Intermediate

We’re very excited to bring to you a new course, designed for people who want to take their existing Arabic further! The course is with our great teacher, Hasnaa, who has over 8 years experience teaching and has been teaching our Arabic Beginners course. Find out more on our Arabic page.

Register now!

When: Saturdays 2pm – 4pm
Where: Copperhouse Chocolate, 1 Chapel Market, N1 9EZ
http://www.jazandjuls.co.uk/

 

Student Registration 2019/20 now open!

BOOK NOW!

Evening courses run from late September/early October to late March/early April, in two terms with breaks for school holidays. Each course will have 20 – 24 weekly sessions.

Join our mailing list to hear about our new classes as soon as they open for registration.

2019-20 Evening Classes:

Arabic
Mondays 6-8pm, starting October 14th
@ Chocolate Cafe, Islington, London.
BOOK NOW!

Bengali/Sylheti (beginners)
Mondays 6.00-8.00pm, 23/09/2019 – 2/12/2019 and 6/01/2020 – 16/03/2020.
@ Praxis Community Projects, Pott Street, E2 0EF, Bethnal Green.
Email to enquire!

Yiddish
Starting 5th October. See our Yiddish page for term dates.
@ Chocolate Cafe, Islington, London.
Email to enquire!

Latin American Spanish
Starting week commencing 14th October 2019

 

Evening classes operate a sliding scale fee policy – you choose what you can afford. Depending on your financial situation each 2-hour class will cost you:

£10 – Student (total course cost £200 – £240)

£15 – Standard (total course cost £300 – £360)

£20 – Supporter (total course cost £400 – £480)

All profits from these fees go towards running our free English classes for refugees and migrants – so the more you pay, the more people we can support and teach!

There will also be ONE place in each group reserved for a person who can only afford £5 per class, they will be asked to do around 30 mins-1 hour per week volunteering for Babel’s (eg. arriving early to help the teacher set up, photocopying worksheets, promoting us on social media). This place cannot be booked via the website/booking app, please email us.

 

Now recruiting ESOL volunteers / TAs

We are  looking to fill up our contacts list and source new volunteers for our ESOL courses happening in East and South East London, on various times in the day from Monday-Friday.
Babel’s Blessing delivers participatory ESOL targeting people who would otherwise be ineligible for ESOL education, and we can offer training, hands on experience and will also cover travel costs.
We are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals with a refugee / asylum seeker background.
More info:

For the 2019/2020 academic year we are looking for volunteers to assist our teachers

2 hours a week

East and South East London

We pay your travel costs and offer training & mentoring

    You will support the teacher with:

  • English language tutoring
  • Basic admin (eg. photocopying)
  • Promoting the class, encouraging people to attend
  • Leading children’s activities

    We are looking for people who are:

  • Confident and friendly
  • Understanding and empathic
  • Interested in migrants’ rights, solidarity, and activism
  • Having a DBS check is a bonus!

You do NOT need to be a native English speaker. 

We are keen to hear from people who learned English as a second language

and people with personal or family experience of migration/asylum seeking.

Job opportunity: Arabic teacher

Babel’s Blessing is currently recruiting an Arabic teacher to deliver a 2 hour evening classes a week, from September onwards, in London, UK. Profits made from the course will go towards supporting ESOL (English language) provision to refugees and migrants who are ineligible for funded ESOL courses.
 
We’re particularly interested in supporting teachers from a refugee / migrant background, as part of our organisation’s ethos.
 
More information: 
Babel’s Blessing are looking for a committed, imaginative, qualified teacher to run a
weekly evening class for beginner speakers in Arabic.
You will deliver one 2 hour class a week for 20 weeks (divided into 2 terms of 10
classes each)
Pay is £16/hour, plus course expenses (printing, etc) on a self-employed basis
(registered with HMRC)
A great opportunity for Arabic-speaking teachers with relevant work experience and an
interest in community education/critical pedagogy to broaden their skills! Become part of an organisation working to change the face of language teaching/learning. We also hold regular training and skillshare sessions.
Babel’s Blessing is a grassroots language school. We run low-cost evening classes in
diaspora languages, and use the income from this to fund free English classes for
refugees and migrants.
We think that language learning is about cultural exchange, community building, and a
way for members of diasporic communities to reconnect with their/our heritage. We teach about politics, culture and history through language as it is spoken – valuing street
language and varied accents rather than one ‘correct’ version.
We strive to apply critical pedagogy methods and principles across all our classes, and to
run as a horizontal and democratic community of learners. More information about the
project can be found on our website.
To apply please send us your CV and a covering email to babelsblessing@gmail.com
In your email please tell us about:
– your teaching experience
– any experience you may have of participatory teaching/facilitation
– what you can bring to the organisation