Volunteer EFL Teacher Needed in Melbourne, Australia

Date posted:2011-09-27 | Writer: Salvation Army | Email: [email protected]

Are you interested in working with one of Australia’s largest charity organization? Do you want to accumulate EFL teaching experience? We are looking for a TESOL qualified volunteer who is interested in teaching elderly Chinese people. Our aim is to help them to learn basic spoken English. Days and times are flexible. We assist people not only in learning English but also in learning about Australian Culture. The Salvation Army is currently looking for a volunteer English teacher to run our English conversation class. Our group has fewer than 10 people and is located in one of the public housing estates in North Melbourne. The class is going to be held once a week on Mondays or Wednesdays for 20 weeks, the commencement of the class can be negotiated. The ability to speak Cantonese and Mandarin would be very helpful. Please contact us at the e-mail address given on the job heading if you feel you can help.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


This was an interesting unit to me because I had always thought of the present perfect as past tense. I'm still not totally clear as to why it is considered present since it uses past participles. I am curious to learn about what order to teach these tenses in because, personally, I would teach present simple and continuous but I would not get into present perfect before I started teaching simple past.There are five different kinds of conditionals. Conditionals basically being the result if another action happens, or were to happen. We went over the different between direct and reported speed. Direct speech is when we say what someone said word for word. Once the speech is reported, the tense changes. Past tense stays in the past, present changes to the past, and future tense changes to the present.