What is involved
For our teaching program in Thailand, you will be based in Surin, Northern Thailand. Surin is a vibrant Thai town, and whilst not as developed as big cities, it is packed with character and charm. The people are friendly, the food is tasty, spicy, and cheap; and spending time here will be an unforgettable and authentic Thai experience. The teaching program is ideal for students on a gap year, studying, or looking for an alternative holiday as you can make a real difference as a volunteer teacher abroad.
As a teacher you will get the opportunity to teach in local primary/elementary schools and occasionally local secondary/high schools depending on your comfort levels and ground needs. We usually place our volunteers in primary schools teaching children aged between 6 and 12 years old. With emphasis for volunteers teaching spoken English, you’ll spend your time creating lessons that can increase your students’ vocabulary and also communication skills. Past volunteers have left behind a number of teaching aids to help you with your lesson planning and local coordinators are always available to offer advice and support. On average there will be between 20 to 30 students per class, but some schools may have classes as small as 12 students.
It is possible to work in a secondary school on request; here the children will be from about 13 to 16 years old.The ages of your students will range from kindergarten age to sixth graders aged up to 12 years and you will be teaching one hour of English a week to grades 1-3 and two hours of English each week to grades 4-6. You will be co-teaching with a Thai English teacher who will guide you and support you whenever you need and the teachers we work with are always open to new teaching techniques, so you can rally contribute something positive to each lesson.
Our teaching programs play a vital role in helping Thai children learn important life skills such as English and to build confidence as they grow and develop as individuals. Volunteering to teach English in Thailand will help to break the poverty cycle and it will give you a chance to engage in meaningful travel whilst forming deep connections with all those you meet along the way.
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