Hello everyone! We hope you’re all doing well with the current circumstances. We thought we would provide you with an update on our language classes:
Due to the corona outbreak last year in-person classes had to be put on halt. Fortunately, thanks to the hard work of our academic coordinators we were able to move everything online using Microsoft Teams. Since online classes started in November our teachers are giving their best to make sure that the students’ learning experience is the same as before the pandemic. The classes are going very well for now, which of course requires a lot of hard-work and dedication from our team of volunteers. Currently, we have 35 teachers and 14 classes running. So, in short, everything is going as good as it can!
Here are some screenshots taken from the classes that have been taking place this year.
For the upcoming half year (February 2021 – July 2021) we are still looking for a buddy coordinator.
As a Buddy Coordinator you are responsible for the buddy program of the organization. This means you will be dealing with our buddy volunteers and buddy seekers and assigning them to each other, so that they can do fun things together and practice their language skills. This requires you to continue contact with them to ensure everything runs smoothly within the program. Therefore you need to be strong in communication skills and be able to speak both Dutch and English. You will also have lots of contact with the rest of the board members including the weekly-held board meetings, and be involved in the overall functionality of Reach&Teach.
Needs to speak Dutch and English
Strong organizational skills
Motivated, responsible and committed
Strong communication skills
Flexible and available 6-8 hours a week
Interested in joining our team? Please send your CV + motivation to email@example.com the 5th of February!
For the upcoming half year (January 2021 – July 2021) we are still looking for an events manager. Update: this position has now been filled so we are no longer looking for an events manager.
As an Events Manager you are responsible for curating professional, social and academic events that both members and non-members of Reach&Teach will participate in. You will need to communicate and work closely with people from different organizations and backgrounds and find innovate ways to design events (considering the COVID-19 pandemic will require a lot of events to be held online). You will also have lots of contact with the rest of the board members and be involved in the overall functionality of Reach&Teach.
Needs to speak English (Dutch as an addition is an asset)
Interested in creating and curating events
Committed, innovative, trustworthy
Good communication skills
Needs to be able to spend 5-10 hours a week
Interested in joining our team? Please send your CV + motivation asap to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach&Teach will be hosting an amazing event in December where we highlight and emphasize the beauty of all the different cultures the world has to offer. Ofcourse, because of the current COVID-19 situation this event will be held online, but don’t worry, we are going to make it just as fun and interactive so that you won’t even realize it’s through a screen!
This event is also open to anyone, you do not have to be a member of Reach&Teach! We hope to see all of you there, ready to share more about your beautiful culture and to feel more connected to each other in such an uncertain time.
What will happen during the event? There will be a part where everyone that has something to share about their culture, will get the chance to talk about different aspects such as their language, their food and even the holidays they celebrate. This will allow you all to bond and learn more about each other and the cultures of our world.
There will also be a workshop during the event called “How to survive winter in the NL”, which will gives you tips and help you to stay warm in the coming cold months.
Lastly, to make sure everyone gets to talk to one another there will also be a socializing opportunity where you can just chat and exchange ideas!
Interested in joining? Send an email to email@example.com
Below you can find all the links for the forms that you can fill in for our events or any opportunities related to Reach&Teach activities. This will keep getting updated with more links so make sure to also keep checking our social media for the information about these events!
At Reach&Teach we have a buddy system where we couple people together to allow them to learn more about The Hague, each other and build on their language skills! We are now accepting people to sign up for this amazing opportunity, so don’t miss it!
You can sign up to become a buddy volunteer or a buddy seeker.
If you’re becoming a buddy volunteer, you’ll be linked to a buddy seeker. You get to do fun stuff together (keep in mind the COVID-19 regulations)like go get coffee, go on walks, have online chats, explore the city, or any creative activity you come up with. Based on your availability you hang out together, with no requirements for hours per week. It’s such a great opportunity to connect with each other, to have someone to share stories if you’re all alone here. Also a good way to practice language for them!
As a buddy seeker you get assigned a buddy volunteer who will think of all kinds of fun activities for you to do together and to help you get integrated into the Dutch life. They can share their experiences with you and teach you interesting things about the city and maybe even help you learn some more Dutch! All in all, a perfect way to learn more and have fun at the same time!
We had an amazing time with Eén land, Eén samenleving (ELES) this past week. Although this event was not able to be organized in person due to the current situation, it was still so amazing to have the event continue online so that we could talk to everyone virtually!
We had fruitful conversations about inclusion and how we can personally be more aware of our prejudices that cause polarization in our society. It was so interesting to hear everyone’s stories and personal experiences on this topic. At Reach & Teach we are all about inclusivity and bringing people together so this was a wonderful event to be a part of.
We want to thank everyone who participated and of course ELES who also provided the delicious Afghan dinner for us!
We as Reach & Teach want to include everyone in our organization and we are always up for future collaborations. We hope to see you all soon at one of our events!
Het Buddy Team groeit dagelijks verder en zoekt voor nieuwe leden die kunnen helpen met het coordineren van het Buddy Programma. Als je enthousiast bent en van organiseren houdt, stuur een berichtje met een kleine motivatie op facebook of via de contactpagina!
De buddies worden momenteel gematched. Buddies krijgen een email wanneer Reach & Teach alle buddies heeft gekoppeld. Buddies worden gematched op basis van beschikbaarheid, interesse en gesproken taal. Als je niet zeker bent of je op de juiste manier hebt aangemeld, neem dan contact met ons op en we zoeken het samen uit!
Onze gaststudenten hebben hun examen recentelijk gemaakt om hun vaardigheid in de taal te toetsen. Dit geeft ons een indicatie wat hun huidige niveau is in Engels of Nederlands, waardoor wij een geschikte lessenreeks voor hun kunnen kiezen. Wij zijn allemaal super enthousiast en gemotiveerd om de cursussen te starten en wij kunnen niet wachten om het ontwikkelingsproces van onze studenten mee te maken!
Language classes are about to start soon!
Our guest-students took their exams today to test their language proficiency. This will allow us to give them specific lessons, depending on their level in English or Dutch.
We are all very motivated to start the classes and can’t wait to see the evolution of our students!