Training participants who will be volunteering in the state of Minnesota pay a nominal $35 registration fee. Trainees who will not be volunteering their time or who will be teaching English outside of Minnesota pay $50.
You'll receive a copy of the MLC Tutor Manual with background information, activity ideas, and sample lesson plans plus on-going access to in-service workshops and tutoring materials.
If you need assistance paying the registration fee, financial hardship waivers are available. Please contact Dolan Cassidy at email@example.com for more information.
Is there an online version of the Pre-service Volunteer Training?
The Minnesota Literacy Council provides a free, self-paced online course “Adult ESL Classroom Volunteer Training” that takes approximately two hours to complete. There is no online version of the 12-Hour ESL Pre-service Tutor Training. The interactive nature of the workshop makes it very difficult to provide a quality version of this training online. By request live training is available for any Adult Basic Education program in Minnesota with a minimum of 10 participants, including a 9-hour version of the ESL Pre-Service Tutor Training.
Optional Graduate Credit Available
Earn graduate credit from the University of Minnesota at a reduced tuition rate when you take the English as a Second Language Tutor Pre-service training. For more details, contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.