Community Connections Conversation Leader

Role: Community Connections Conversation Leader 

Purpose: Assist Community Connections by guiding English conversation circles for newcomers, and improve participant’s confidence and proficiency in the English language. Conversation Leaders provide guidance on how to connect comfortably with people in their community using English and provide opportunities for intercultural exchange so participants can share and learn about local customs and culture.


  • Lead conversation circles using various techniques and materials
  • Role-play various situations with participants and teach them authentic, appropriate English
  • Provide participants with a safe and appropriate learning environment
  • Be sensitive to participant’s various needs, interests and abilities
  • Provide basic instructions and guidance in conversational English
  • Correct and give feedback on student’s English
  • Introduce students to new expressions and ways of saying things
  • Facilitate dialogue and conversation, encourage full participation
  • Other facilitation related duties as required


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly responsible, organized, reliable and culturally sensitive


  • Excellent English language skills 
  • Experience working with immigrants in a culturally diverse environment
  • TESOL certificate and/or experience in teaching ESL is an asset.