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Teach English in Tropical Schools in Thailand

Pays d’action: Thaïlande, Asie
Type d’activité: Enseignement
Teach English in government schools in tropical southern Thailand. Enhance English communication skills for local children. Live amongst an incredibly friendly and welcoming Thai community. Explore beautiful islands of Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan at weekends.

Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

Volunteer role at the project:

Volunteers work within a rural Thai community to help improve speaking and listening skills and build children's confidence to communicate in English. Teaching children aged between 6 and 16, volunteers design lessons which are lots of fun and include interaction, including games, art, songs and any other creative activities.

Volunteer are at school from Monday - Thursday and usually teach for 2 - 4 hours each day. During time when you are not teaching, you can plan and prepare for your lessons and get to know the children during break times. You may teach on your own or in a pair with another volunteer.

Lessons may vary depending on age and ability but may include:

  • Interactive learning games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Listening or conversation practice
  • Games - the children love karaoke!

How the project is making a difference:

The project is making a difference by providing volunteers with a high level of English to help build the confidence of local students learning English at school. Many of the children come from low income backgrounds and so by offering the opportunity to improve and build their confidence in English, the project aims to break the poverty cycle by increasing employment opportunities for children in the area.

Despite the areas close proximity to the popular tourist destinations of Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Koh Tao, communities in this area don’t usually have exposure to native English speakers. Throughout Thailand English is the main language in tourism and in this area tourism is a major source of jobs and income. Because of this additional English lessons from native speakers are extremely valued.

Why volunteers are needed:

English is the primary language in the tourist industry in Thailand and in the Surat Thani Province and so tourism is a major source of jobs and income. English lessons from international volunteer are extremely valued, particularly by young people who can see the benefit this will have on their career prospects.

Volunteer lessons are additional to the curriculum and do not replace the work of local teachers. Volunteers are able to make these English lessons fun and interactive and help students to get a better grasp on conversational English.

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

We are an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world since 2001. Volunteers are needed from 2 - 12 weeks for animal, conservation, child care, education, teaching, building and community volunteering projects in Asia, Africa and Central & South America.

In this time of uncertainty during the current Coronavirus outbreak, we are monitoring the global situation closely in conjunction with the UK FCO and our local teams on the ground. The health and safety of our volunteers is our primary concern and we will only restart placements when it’s safe to do so. It’s not yet clear when this will be but we aren’t accepting new bookings for placements before 1 August 2020.

We want to reassure volunteers that you can feel confident booking an overseas volunteering placement with us and we have introduced extra flexibility to help with this.

Flexible payment terms
We are giving added flexibility on payments. Normally we ask for final payment by 8 weeks before start date, but we are reducing this to 1 month before start date for placements with start dates in 2020. This takes some pressure off volunteers and allows us to see how the situation evolves over the coming months.

Flexible date changes
If any of our volunteers want or need to reschedule (regardless of whether it is related to Coronavirus or not!), we are happy to reschedule for up to 18 months. You just need to let us know 1 month or more before your placement date and it can be open ended if you aren’t sure when you want to reschedule to. We are keeping this free of charge for maximum flexibility!

Booking flights – wait for now
We normally recommend that volunteers book flights as soon as possible after their placement is confirmed to secure the best deals, but with the current uncertainty, it’s best to wait until travel restrictions are lifted and the airlines can confirm their schedules before booking flights and making other arrangements.

We’d love to help organise your next volunteer adventure, ready for when the world has returned to some kind of normality!
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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Thaïlande, Asie
Type d'activité :
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 4 semaines / 1 Mois
Maximum: 3 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
4 semaines/1 mois : 1145 €
8 semaines/2 mois : 1550 €
3 mois : 2055 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
A tout moment
Age minimum :
20 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Maîtrise de langues :
Volunteers must be confident communicating in English
Qualifications particulières :
Teaching experience is not a requirement, we simply ask that volunteers are enthusiastic and imaginative and willing to learn as you teach. You can choose to do a TEFL Course before you go if this is of interest to you.
Hébergement & repas :
Volunteers stay in their own simple Thai style bungalow with a TV and bathroom with cold water showers. During your volunteer placement you will have the opportunity to live with a Thai family in a homestay for 2 nights.Meals are not included in the placement.

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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