Teach English

Become and English conversation teacher and help new arrivals to the MIT community increase their confidence and communication skills!

English Conversation Classes

These informal classes meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the academic year. Since the program began in 1963, more than 3,600 women from 76 countries and all corners of the MIT international community have participated.

Students gain confidence in their conversational English, become more familiar with US culture and customs, and get to share their own culture and customs with a welcoming group of volunteer teachers and fellow English language learners.

Fill out this form to learn more. No teaching experience is necessary, only time and enthusiasm!

English Partner Program

This ongoing program pairs international grad students or their partners/spouses with a volunteer for weekly or biweekly one-on-one conversations.

For many volunteers the English Partner Program is a great way to connect with the student energy that makes MIT such a vibrant place to learn and work. For English language learners, their conversation partners are also a much appreciated resource for advice about New England and American culture.

If you have an hour a week and are excited to share your culture and learn about others register online! If you have any questions, please email the program's coordinator, Kara Cunningham kbcunnin@mit.edu.

ESL Program for MIT Facilities Department Employees

League members have been among the dedicated volunteer teachers for this MIT Human Resources initiative since it launched in 2009. The program helps non-native English speakers improve their communication skills and advance their careers. Classes are offered during all three working shifts.

In addition to ESL classes, the program also offers help gaining citizenship, classes for job-specific licensing and certificate exams, and GED and ADP prep. Learn more at MIT Human Resources, or contact coordinator Nancy Kelly at esl-admins@mit.edu or 781-296-7600.