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 ESOL classes for refugees and migrants.

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We believe 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 functional communication, street language and varied accents rather than one ‘correct’ version.

We are looking for:

September 2019

  • ESOL volunteer teaching assistants to assist our teachers – chatting with students, helping lead activities, photocopying etc – in Bethnal Green and Croydon 
  • volunteer Trustees to join our small & friendly trustee board, helping to run Babel’s and make sure we live up to our aims and values. This involves meetings every 3 months and staying in regular contact with the Project Coordinator. We are especially interested in trustees who have experience/knowledge in the following areas:
    • Registering a charity or CIO
    • Writing successful grant applications
    • Language teaching
    • Personal experience of migration/asylum seeking

migration journeys


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We want to work with people who are committed, imaginative, collaborative.

Teachers should have experience teaching groups of adults, and interest/experience in participatory teaching practice. Qualifications and DBS checks are a bonus. We pay above London Living Wage, wages for 2018-19 will be in the range of £16-£18 per hour.

Volunteers should be confident, friendly, empathic people who are interested in supporting migrants and asylum seekers. You will need a good level of spoken English but you do NOT need to be a native speaker or have British citizenship! We may be able to cover your travel expenses if necessary.

Become part of an organisation working to change the face of language teaching!

To apply, please email with your CV and/or a description of any relevant experience you have. We would like to meet potential new team members at our next team meeting in the evening of Tuesday 11th September 2018.

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  2. Hello there. Greetings from Kampala Uganda. I saw your post on volunteering page on couchsurfing and I would like to join your team for 8weeks next year. Maybe between March and April.
    I hope I get to be admitted here as a teacher. I am a medical worker who is volunteering in Africa and would like to join you people to teach English to those that need to learn and improve their proficiency.
    Hoping to hear from you soon


    • hi Derek, thank you for your interest in teaching with Babel’s! Can you please send us an email ( with a CV or some more information about yourself and your teaching experience?


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