American Culture & Conversation
American Culture & Conversation Program
Volunteer Instructor Position

The Benefits of Volunteering

Here are some of the benefits of participating:

Gain valuable hands-on experience: This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the field of Teaching English as a Second Language and get hands-on teaching experience.

Resume enhancement: This is a great way to get the practical knowledge you'll need to teach in other contexts.

Relaxed environment: Our AC&C instructors meet and interact with people from all over the world, exchanging perspectives and building relationships. It's an excellent entry into the international community and a great way to have fun!


Below are the requirements for becoming an American Culture and Conversation teacher:

  • Native English Speaker
  • Born and Raised in the United States (or has lived majority of their life in the US)
  • Up-to-date on contemporary US culture (slang, social media, university life, etc)
Important Dates: Fall Quarter 2017
  • Instructor Applications Available Online – Friday, August 25th
  • Deadline for Volunteer Instructor Applications – Friday, September 15th
  • Mandatory Instructor Orientation – Friday, October 3rd from 5:30 PM – 7 PM.
  • First Week of Instruction – Week of October 9th

Instructor orientation is mandatory for all volunteers including those who have previous AC&C experience. Written records of dates and hours of service will also be mandatory. Since the AC&C program is very fortunate to have large numbers of perspective volunteers, we regret that we may not be able to accommodate volunteer instructors from outside the UCLA community.

UCLA Volunteer Guidelines

In accordance with the UCLA volunteer guidelines, volunteers must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. The AC&C Program will require all necessary application forms prior to the first day of instruction. We will provide hard copies of all necessary forms and information on how to fill them out at our required instructor orientation. Please visit UCLA volunteer guidelines for further information.

Download Application
AC&C Volunteer Application. Please fill it out and email to

Fall Quarter 2017
Important Dates
Friday September 8th – Registration Opens
Monday, October 9th – Classes Begin
Friday, October 20th at 4 pm– Last day to add/drop

Ready To Register?
Registration Opens
September 8th

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