Our mission is to bring together systematically divided campus sectors to share a common learning and cultural experience. This is accomplished by providing free and convenient English language classes to predominantly immigrant CU employees who hold under appreciated yet indispensable positions throughout the campus.
SWAP provides trainings to university student volunteers, preparing them to teach one-on-one English classes. SWAP operates through the support of an always evolving organizing committee, part-time student staff positions, and an expansive volunteer network. We are also a program of CU Engage.
A foreign language background is not necessary to participate as there will be two four hour training sessions required before you begin.
SWAP uses materials provided by Intercambio Uniting Communities here in Boulder which teach more practical skills to learners such as how call their employer, talk to their doctor, or go to the post office.
The time commitment for each volunteer is a one hour classes twice a week for 9 weeks. SWAP works to provide the most flexible teaching schedule possible and we hope that you will consider this program as a way to give back to the CU community!