in Your Community
Many students ask me how they can improve
their speaking and listening skills in English. I always tell
them that the best way to see a marked improvement is by
practicing their speaking and listening.
Opportunities to practice listening skills
are all around us, in the form of television news, radio and
the large selection of listening tapes we have in our computer
room. The ability to practice speaking in English is more
limited as most of students have little contact with English
speakers outside the school.
Volunteering opens up a whole world of
opportunities for students who are able to devote some time on
a regular basis to improve their speaking and listening skills
as well as help out organizations in the local community which
require volunteers. The following links will take you to two
volunteering sites which you can contact to pursue
Remember to specify very clearly that your
objective is to improve your speaking and listening skills in
English so that you are appropriately placed in a volunteer
job. Good luck with your placement in a volunteer position
which will help you as well as the people you join.
Volunteering in Burnaby
Vancouver Volunteer Opportunities.
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