Mentor Applications for ‘Project HELP!’
(Harmonized English Learning Program)
Osaka University’s Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE) is now looking for active students (mentors) who are willing to invest some time to assist IELTS test takers (mentees) in improving their English skills. It will be a great opportunity to expand the experience of being in Japan.
- CIEE will, in collaboration with British Council Japan, offer an induction/training course free of charge to IELTS mentors. The course is to be opened for IELTS mentor candidates who are willing to and capable of supporting other Osaka University students (mostly Japanese students) in their preparations for IELTS.
- Coordination will be undertaken by CIEE to find the right match between mentors and mentees. Mentoring will last for approximately 90 minutes taking place take place eight times, and sessions will aim to enhance the mentee’s English abilities for the IELTS test. The mentoring locations are not specially restricted, but on-campus and places like Global Commons and Learning Commons at Osaka University Library are recommended.
- It is desirable that the mentoring period is completed within three months. Exact mentoring dates are to be arranged by the mentee and mentor. The Mentor is requested to try to be cooperative so that the mentoring meets the mentee’s schedule for the IELTS. Exam.
- The mentor is required to submit reports online on the “MEnTOR System”.
- When the mentor has successfully completed all the required training and the 8 mentoring sessions, they will be awarded with mentoring certification. If eight mentoring sessions have not been performed, then they will not be a considered for certification.
- Are enrolled in Osaka University at the moment of October 2017, regardless of their student status (such as regular or non-regular student).
- Have English as their native language. Otherwise have IELTS band score 6.0, TOEFL iBT score of 80 least or an equal level. If Japanese is a native language, it is required that they should speak English at the native level also.
- If Japanese is the mentor’s native language, it is required that they should speak English, the target language, for all instruction during the metoring sessions.
- Are capable for participate for the complete program, both the training course and eight mentoring sessions while remaining at Osaka University throughout the whole period.
- Are able to cooperate with CIEE for the surveys regarding this project if needed.
- Are able to attend the one-day orientation and induction/training courses on October 29th (Sun), full-day at Toyonaka Campus.