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Volunteer in Thailand: Teach English to Buddhists Monks in Thailand Starts From Euro 450

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Teach English to Buddhists Monks in Thailand Starts From Euro 450

Country
Thailand
Locations
Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Namsom, Nongkhai
Dates of Program
Flexible Dates
Group/Independent
Independent
Age Restrictions
Minimum 18
Project Review

In addition to school teaching during the day, in the evenings our volunteers in Nongkhai and Namsom provide free English classes to monks at local temples. Volunteers usually take it in turns to teach the monks, usually teaching in pairs around once a week. In Nongkhai teaching is for 2 hours a night from Monday to Thursday with the first hour usually grammar and the second hour conversation. The general standard of English of the monks is good enough to make the conversation interesting and enable you to talk about life as a monk and your own life at home with them. In Namsom where there are fewer volunteers teaching is two nights a week. Teaching is usually very relaxed and volunteers prepare lessons and teaching materials themselves.

Major Responsibilities

Volunteers usually take turns to teach the monks, usually teaching in pairs around once a week. In Nongkhai, teaching is for 2 hours a night from Monday to Thursday with the first hour usually grammar and the second hour conversation. The general standard of English of the monks is good enough to make the conversation interesting and enable you to talk about life as a monk and your own life at home with them. In Namsom, where there are fewer volunteers teaching is two nights a week. Teaching is usually very relaxed and volunteers prepare lessons and teaching materials themselves.

Cost/Program Fee
2 Weeks at Euro 450
What program fee Includes

Program fee includes:

  • "T2T Welcoming kit" containing: T-shirts, Thai language book, Info booklets on Teaching, on T2T and on Thai culture
  • A two day orientation upon arrival
  • Thai Language and cooking lessons
  • 24 hour support from T2T (Thai and western) staff living in the same town
  • Accommodation in T2T dorms according to specifications in your "Placement information"
  • Regular follow-up meetings
  • Transportation between projects
  • At some teaching placements you join the school for lunch.

Program fee does not include:

  • Your ticket to either Chiang Mai or Nongkhai
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Visa to Thailan
  • Food (about 2 €/day) and other personal expenses
Skills/ Qualifications

No qualifications or skills required, Basic knowledge and good command of the language is needed.

Arrangements for Room/Food

Food is paid for by our volunteers. Often when we teach in schools we are invited to share the school lunch with our fellow teachers. T2T has a welcome dinner and frequent "parties" and we often cook meals in our dorms. Apart from that participants are responsible for their meals. T2T has dorms in Nongkhai, Namsom and Chiang Mai. Please see individual location pages for more information. Volunteers living in dorms are responsible for keeping their accommodation clean. In smaller villages we offer Home stays, which means that you will be living with a family where you can expect to live at the typical standards. You will be in a clean friendly environment but don't expect any luxuries. We will supply you with the telephone numbers of our local T2T English speaking personnel.

Any Missing Important Information

Vaccinations: You should tell your doctor that you are likely to go on a jungle trip in Northeastern Thailand and that you will live in villages in Isan. Keep in mind, Nongkhai is considered to be an urban area and one need not worry about malaria pills for staying exclusively in Nongkhai. Also visit the WHO's (World Health Organisation) Travelers health information.

Insurance: One of the conditions of entry onto our programs is that volunteers have travel insurance. Most importantly the insurance needs to include medical treatment and repatriation in case of unforeseen accidents or illnesses. Volunteers should purchase insurance independently and bring a copy of their insurance certificate with them for their local co-ordinator to check before starting their program. Read our terms and conditions.

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