Help our university students to discover the world through your language in the Palestinian community

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  • Description

    Description

    The Center offers courses for English, German, French, Spanish, and Turkish … at all levels for individuals or small groups, for personal and professional purpose to the university's students and staff.
    We are looking for native speakers volunteers (22- 50 years old) who are able to come for 7 weeks at least, to provide our students with linguistic and cultural expertise. Our courses are a total of 20 hours, 2 or 3 hours a week, in a non-credit basis. University students come from different backgrounds and faculties, looking forward to developing their skills in languages and their cultural knowledge about a country.
    We can provide accommodation and Arabic language tutoring in exchange. We are also offering cultural exchange and sharing experiences in a welcoming friendly environment for visitors.
    The Center also holds regular debates, conferences, screenings, languages café and exhibitions in English, French, and other foreign languages.
    The aim of the Center in Nablus (Palestine) is to allow users to interact independently with a range of materials, promoting a meaningful and authentic experience of language acquisition as a living process. It is therefore designed to be a welcoming environment so that learners can engage with the target language in a relaxed and natural setting, in addition to the courses offered, and to directly experience the language in a meaningful and communicative way, with the instructor being there as a reference.
    The centre is located at the new campus of An-Najah University, where the scientific faculties, with a beautiful view of the city, and surrounded with many restaurants and cafes.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Activities will help Palestinian students as well as the volunteers.
    1. Volunteers will discover the Palestinian culture, traditions and people.
    2. They will learn Arabic language with native speakers, inside and outside.
    3. During weekends and free time, they will go out for hiking, meeting people, sightseeing, visiting other cities...

  • Help

    Help

    The volunteers at the center provide language learners with real sources in the foreign language matched to the learner's capabilities and interests. They will help with :
    1. giving workshops and courses of foreign language, during the semester
    2. leading activities that promotes communication like the language café, karaoké, debates...
    3. promoting the centre among other international volunteers as well as on the social media

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Arabic, English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation will be provided :
    1. by the university,
    2. in the Amryeh neighborhood, 10 minutes away from the university new campus.
    3. an apartment fully furnished, with 2 private bathrooms, and an equipped kitchen.
    4. shared with 2 to 5 persons maximum (not mixed), the bedroom may be shared with another person, 2 separate beds

    Food is not provided. University's cantine offers a range of sandwiches and dishes for 1- 4 dollars. Instead, we provide Arabic language tutoring, in addition to the accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport to the university old campus and to the old city is available, just in front of the university. Nablus is an old city, 5600 years old, full of history, monuments, religious sites... It is famous with its flavored food and sweets. West Bank in general can be visited by the volunteers to discover more Palestinian territories and sites.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours per day, 5 days per week

Hannah having Arabic practicing at the Grocery shop
Workshops and discussions
A day out with the volunteers, with a panaromic view at Nablus from Sama Nablus
Exploring the Old City of Nablus
Picnic in the nature... Visit to Sabastya
Offering workshops to the university's staff
Language Open Day organized by us
Role play by the students
Using games in learning languages
Scrabble players
Providing resources, computers connected to Internet, links, books, multimedia resources...

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