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Volunteer English Conversation Tutors

Blacktown City Council

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Our English Conversation Tutors help students to improve their English. Volunteer tutors work with small groups of adults who are developing English language skills necessary to live and work in our community.


  • Max Webber Library, Blacktown
  • Mount Druitt Library, Mount Druitt
  • Dennis Johnson Library, Stanhope Gardens

Experience Required

  • Desire to assist an adult audience
  • Competent user of the English language at the conversational level, including an understanding of Australian idiom
  • Understanding of cultural differences and different settlement needs. Able to connect and find ways to enrich lessons utilising your knowledge and the students’ knowledge
  • Flexible in how and what to teach, responding to the needs of the students
  • Willingness to be mentored by other instructors
  • Strong commitment to customer-focused service.
  • Demonstrated understanding of EEO and WHS principles.


  • Qualifications (Mission Australia, TAFE AMEP or other ESOL course) and experience in teaching adult education
  • Ability to speak a community language
  • Previous public library experience

Duration of volunteering

Able to commit regularly for a minimum of six months. Various times and days available.