The English Language Centre's Intensive Academic English Program (IAEP) at the University of Manitoba prepares international students who meet the academic admission criteria but not the English language proficiency requirements, to study in a degree program at the U of M.
Are you outgoing, friendly and interested in meeting people from different cultures? … then we have the program for you!
The Language Partner Volunteer Program matches volunteers with IAEP students to help them practice their informal listening and speaking skills. Volunteers also provide information to the students about adapting to Canadian culture in a friendly and casual setting.
How does the program work?
Each volunteer must commit to: meeting with their Language Partner for 1 hour per week for the duration of the academic term (no less than 7 hours total), attend a mandatory orientation session with their mentee, and provide the IAEP with feedback throughout the term. Volunteers can negotiate their own schedule of when to meet, but it must be in a public place. Volunteers must be willing and able to travel to meet their mentee, which is typically at the Fort Garry Campus of the University of Manitoba.
As a partner, you will:
Reference letters are available for volunteers who commit to two terms or more.
To participate, you must:
Download the application form. Please fill it out and submit it to the English Language Centre by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person (520 University Centre), by the appropriate deadline.
To volunteer during the specified terms, please submit your application by the deadline.
|Spring/Summer 2018||May 1, 2018|
|Fall 2018||August 31, 2018|
|Winter 2019||January 3, 2019|