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There are two types of schools in Thailand; government and private. Our teaching program is mainly with government funded schools. Teachers are regarded as government officers and usually have very good reputation in the society. Students also respect them very much. They stand up every time you enter the class room and say, “Good morning/afternoon, teacher!” It is common that students “WAI”, a Thai way of showing respect to superiors, even if they meet teachers on the way, or in the market. All the schools have semester system. First semester starts from mid-May remains until the end of September or the first week of October. The second semester starts from first week of November until March. It is good to avoid holiday period in school, however, if you can not find the suitable time, then we can organize extra classes in Secondary schools or you can work in child development centers which are normally open all year round. Thai students start to learn English from Grade 1; however, it is difficult to find high school students who speak fair English. English courses are designed focusing mainly on grammatical work. Students, in general, shy to speak English due to lack of confidence. However, they are eager to learn and eager to try with native speakers. Those who speak also not original English, you need to correct the pronunciation of many words. You have to assess the level of English first before you start teaching, then you can make your mind what to teach and from which level to start. Teaching is, therefore, very flexible and simple. You will be teaching practical conversational English using your own skill or talent e.g. by telling story, playing games,performing drama etc. whatever way you like. The supervisor at school assigned helps to develop the lessons. You will work 3-4 hours a day during weekdays (Monday to Friday) between 8 am and 4 pm.
Major Job Responsibilities:
No specific skills or qualification are required, except the volunteer needs to be friendly, open, and flexible and should have good communication skills.
Food & Accommodation: Nepali standard food and accommodation will be provided at the host family in the placement area or hostel/ Guest House.
Make sure that your visa and other legal work are properly done so that you don’t have to face any legal obligations.