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Online tutoring

Becoming a language tutor to support refugee students

InZone’s tutoring scheme allows volunteers from around the world to build skills and bridges with fragile communities by joining an international team supporting refugee learners studying languages. 

Since 2020, InZone’s language programs have systematically included online tutoring to allow students to practice English or French once a week, remotely, with a team of volunteer tutors.

Since then, dozens of tutors have joined the scheme, offering their time and expertise to help students in Jordan, Kenya, and Niger to improve their language skills and enhance their employability.


Why volunteer online?

•    You can contribute your knowledge and expertise towards supporting refugees to access higher education opportunities for which language skills are necessary

•    You can join from anywhere in the world, as long as you have access to a computer and adequate connectivity

•    Flexibility is built into our volunteer scheme to allow you to balance volunteering with your personal commitments.


What you will gain from this experience

•    The opportunity to provide refugees with life-changing skills that can significantly increase their chances of accessing higher education

•    Experience delivering English and French language tutoring at a range of levels

•    The opportunity to develop your own online tutoring skills and contribute to the creation of InZone’s English or French language pathway

•    A chance to network with other like-minded volunteers

•    Support, curriculum, and guidance provided by InZone where needed

•    An Online Tutoring Certificate upon completing your first tutoring cycle


How does online tutoring work?

Tutors play a key pedagogical role in our collaborative learning ecosystem by ‘meeting’ the students regularly over a digital platform (such as Zoom) to help them practice their English, discuss their progress, and offer advice on becoming successful independent learners.

Typically, students display a range of proficiency levels, from beginner to intermediate.

As a volunteer, you can choose to make yourself available for either a 6 or 12-month period.



InZone will provide full online training to prospective tutors (a half-day online training session and a short online training course) before the course starts and will support the tutors throughout their engagement with InZone through regular online meetings.




•    English language proficiency: minimum C1 - CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.

•    TEFL/CELTA or a teaching degree would be an asset.

•    Flexibility and willingness to learn about working in higher education in refugee settings.


•          French language proficiency: minimum C1 - CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

•          DESFLE, DAEFLE, or a teaching degree in French as a Foreign Language (FLE),

•          Familiarity with French language certifications (DELF DALF, TEF, TCF),

•          Familiarity with distance learning

•          Flexibility and willingness to learn about working in higher education in refugee settings


Application guidelines

We welcome applications from suitably-qualified candidates year-round.

Before applying to become a volunteer tutor, we invite you to look at our website: the “Becoming an Online Tutor” module illustrates the role and scope of tutoring in fragile contexts.

To apply as an English tutor, please follow the link on the image below:

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To apply as a French tutor:

 Please send your application file (including a motivation letter and CV) to emanuela.sebastiani(at)

 We will get in touch with each applicant about the outcome of the process. Please note that it may take several working days. 

 We look forward to receiving your application!

InZone's introduction to online tutoring is available in English and in French.



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