June 16 2010
2nd Harh (Samvat 542 Nanakshahi)
Press Release

Teaching " whether " in Indian monsoon weather

Amritsar, India - August 2010 will see the 5th year of the UNITED SIKHS - Oxford University TravelAid project under which students from Oxford University join UNITED SIKHS youth volunteers to teach English at Khalsa College in Amritsar city and at a village school, located an hour away from the city. Read about the project at http://www.unitedsikhs.org/usouta/

With English fast establishing its place in the world as the global language, it is becoming increasingly important to be anglophone.

Tertiary level students as well as school going children are given English classes by the UNITED SIKHS volunteers who pair up with Oxford university students, with the aim of enhancing the students' language skills and giving the students the opportunity to learn English from native speakers.

It is hoped that the advantage of being conversant in English will create opportunity for the college students, be it in education, employment or for immigration. The project also sows the seeds of the importance of knowing English in the school children.

If you are interested in volunteering for the UNITED SIKHS - Oxford University TravelAid project in the final week of July and for the month of August this year, please read about the project ensuring that you read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at www.unitedsikhs.org/usouta.

All volunteers must have done a short course on Teaching English as a Second Language ( ESL). Please click here for information on how to apply to join the project. 

Issued by:
Harjyot Kaur
UNITED SIKHS Oxford University Travel Aid project coordinator

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