Could you be an English PAL Leader this summer?

The University's Language Learning Zone is looking for enthusiastic students to become English PAL Leaders this summer! Becoming a PAL Leader is likely to be one of the most rewarding and valuable experiences that you will have while at the University of Bath. Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) is a languages support scheme where trained PAL leaders who are native English speakers work in small groups to facilitate regular study sessions for students on our pre-sessional English course. PAL leaders help students to work collaboratively to practice their English skills and learn about the UK culture.

What will I get out of it?

  • Gain valuable transferable skills that will be appealing to employers such as planning, facilitation, coaching, and leadership
  • Chance to continually develop your skills with all hours contributing towards the Bath Award
  • Social & recognition events (including the Community Awards)
  • The opportunity to celebrate your culture and meet people from around the world
  • Part of a wider network of volunteers both in the UK and around the world
  • Sessions are informal, fun and a great way to make new friends and contacts in the wider University (just ask the PAL leaders!)

What is expected of PAL Leaders?

We are looking for PAL Leaders who are committed, friendly and approachable with a good understanding of their language and culture. The scheme will run between 15th July to 26th August and PAL Leaders will need to spend approximately 2 hours a week planning and delivering their session. We will also hold debriefs during the scheme.

You don’t need experience of delivering classes or training as we will provide comprehensive training for all PAL Leaders, which will be a 2 hour training session in the first week of July.

Want to get involved?

If you are interested, you can apply here, outlining why you think you would be a good PAL Leader. You can find out more about becoming a PAL Leader here, or you can email peersupport@bath.ac.uk if you have any questions.