ESL Native Speaking Assistants
Native English speaking students have the opportunity to assist in ESL classes by joining our team as native speaking assistant in the 4 credit hour ESL/LING 491 Practicum in College Teaching course. Assistants are given the opportunity to work closely with ESL students in the classroom, mostly through small group work, as well as converse and reflect with ESL instructors about teaching ESL. ESL students benefit by having the opportunity to speak with native speakers, gather cultural information, and work on speaking and listening skills.
Participating in this course is a wonderful chance for all involved. If you are considering going into the teaching profession, being an assistant for an ESL course is a wonderful introduction to the joys of working with language learners. It is undoubtedly a great service to the students in the class as they work towards acclimating to the academic environment at Binghamton University.
Students who are interested in being native speaking assistants should apply below. We are currently taking application for the Fall 2015 semester. Applications for consideration are due by April 1, 2015. Late applications may be considered, but those turned in on time will be considered first.