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English-In-Action (EIA) Partner Signup Form
Thank you for your interest in our program! We are a volunteer effort sponsored by YWCA Berkeley/Oakland. We pair English speakers with with UC Berkeley students, visiting scholars and their partners, students from adult school and local community colleges, as well as community members, who seek to improve competency in the English language. There is no formal English instruction--just casual conversation.
The commitment is one hour per week, meeting with your partner at a mutually convenient time and place, usually around campus.* The program is free to all international visitors with a one-year membership in the YWCA (of $20).
PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM AND WE WILL REACH OUT TO YOU TO LET YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE.
*Due to COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place order, all of our meetings are to be held virtually.
YWCA Berkeley/Oakland EIA coordinator
EIA Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-2pm. We have limited office hours and will communicate and coordinate with you during this time. Thank you for your patience.
UC Berkeley Visiting Scholar
UC Berkeley Graduate student
UC Berkeley Undergraduate student
Spouse of UC Berkeley Visiting Scholar/student
Berkeley Adult School student
Student from other college/university
If you answered "Other" above, please indicate your status. If you answered "Student from other college/university, please indicate which one. (please put N/A if it's not applicable)
UC Department/Major and Level (ie. Economics major, Freshman)
Date Arrived in USA
Approximate Departure Date from USA
Previous College Education/Degree
Preferred meeting format (Online is recommended only for partners who due to COVID are not in the country)
One-on-one in person
Small group in person (1 volunteer to 2-3 partners)
One-on-one online (Zoom, FaceTime, or other platform)
Small group online (Zoom, Facetime, or other platform)
Available times to meet with your volunteer:
How did you hear about EIA?
YWCA Statistics #1: Ethnicity
Southeast Asian/Pacific Islander
YWCA Statistics #2: Age
18 - 30
31 - 60
61 - over
YWCA Statistics #3: Gender
YWCA Statistics #4: Do you identify yourself as part of the LGBTQ+ community?
YWCA Statistics #5: Household Income (annual)
0 - $46,999/year
$47,000 - $76,999
$77,000 - $105,999
$106,000 - $157,999
YWCA Statistics #6: Which community do you live in?
Alameda County [not Berk/Oak]
San Francisco County
Contra Costa County
Outside the Bay Area
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