AUAP Classroom Volunteers
How YOU can get involved with English classes for Japanese students!
What is a Classroom Volunteer?
Classroom volunteers assist in English classes for AUAP students allowing them to practice English with native speakers. It also gives both AUAP and WWU students a chance to meet new people and make new friends!
Facts about the AUAP program
There are typically 20 Japanese students in each class. AUAP students take classes in:
1. Functions (conversation skills)
2. American Studies (discussion about culture)
3. Integrated English Skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, grammar)
4. Career and Business Exploration (understanding careers/personal interests, practicing job search/interview skills)
What WWU students are saying
“I really enjoyed working with the AUAP students because I got to watch them progress to feeling at home and being able to communicate and survive on their own. It was fun teaching them the difference between lice and rice!”
-Kelly Lewis, former AUAP classroom volunteer
What to expect
Classroom volunteers work with a small group of AUAP students on vocabulary and pronunciation. Necessary materials and guidance are provided by the AUAP instructor. Commitments range from 1 to 15 hours per week. AUAP classes are held throughout the day in 50 minute periods; they conveniently fit within WWU's class schedule.
What AUAP students are saying
“In AUAP classes you can always ask questions because volunteers come to our classes. I made friends with the volunteers. They helped with my homework and helped to improve my English."
-Kohei, former AUAP student
How can I get involved?
Follow these five easy steps to get involved in the Classroom Volunteer program.
1. Login to Blackboard, courses.wwu.edu.
2. Under the "Courses" tab, type AUAP in the "Course Search" box and click "Go."
3. Click the small arrow under (or next to) "P_AUAP," click "Enroll," and then "Submit."
4. Click on "Course Information" and follow the additional steps listed there.
5. Volunteer and have FUN!
Feel free to contact us at:
Asia University America Program
College Hall 236, WWU
Bellingham, WA 98225-9111
Phone: (360) 650-6236