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ESRA English Tutoring Program (ETP)

ESRA ETP, in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Education, promotes English academic achievements and offers English speakers the opportunity to become a contributing part of Israeli society.

ESRA ETP, in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Education, promotes Israeli schoolchildren’s English academic achievementwhile offering English-speaking volunteers the opportunity to become contributing members of Israeli society.

In 2018 the Israel Ministry of Education established the Department of Education and Teacher Support. This, together with the supervision of the Ministry's English Inspectors, encouraged ESRA ETP to grow and develop into a global volunteering platform enabling volunteers worldwide to connect to life in Israel and contribute to its wellbeing.

There are over 1,000 ESRA volunteers active at all school levels and in all sectors throughout the countryThe volunteers are new immigrants or veteran Israelis from English-speaking countries, and the program provides them with training and professional guidance. Their aim is to strengthen the self-confidence of those they tutor and improve their oral proficiency while aiding the weaker students and enriching those more advanced. 

ESRA runs four ETP programs:

"ESRA In-School"

At a school near to them, volunteers help students with their English studies, either one-on-one or in small groups,working during English class hourswith the guidance of the English teacher and in accordance with the curriculum.

"ESRA Chat Away”

Volunteers chat with7th-12th grade students, giving them the opportunity to improve their oral English skills. Chats of 30-40 minutes are conducted weekly via Zoom after school hours.

"ESRA Tops” - Tutoring Online Program for Students

Volunteers help 4th-9th grade students withtheir English studies, based on theircurriculum, in 30-40 minute weekly sessions viaZoom after school hours.

"ESRA Teachers Chat”

Volunteers help English teachers whose mother tongue is not English to enhance their English oral proficiency ina series of 30-40 minute weekly sessions based on the BBC 6-minute English website.

Click here for ESRA English Tutoring Program on the Israel Ministry of Education website. 

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