Live in a Beach Hut & Teach English on a Tropical Island
from £1195 GBP
Teach English to primary school children aged from 4 to12 years old on the stunning and fun tropical island of Koh Phangan, off the South East coast of Thailand.
A typical day
A normal week will involve around 8 hours of English lessons from Monday to Friday. When you include the planning and preparation time as well, this is plenty, although you can get more involved if you would like to. You may teach on your own or in a pair with another volunteer.
Your role is to focus on improving speaking and listening skills and building the children's confidence to communicate with foreigners. This means lots of fun and interaction, including games, art, songs (the Thais love karaoke!) and any other creative activities that get the kids using English.
You are not expected to be in school when you are not teaching but you are expected to ensure that you plan and deliver good quality lessons.
You will have plenty of free time after work and weekends to explore the local area.
For the Thai people, English is important as it's the number one language in tourism. On Koh Phangan most of the jobs relate to tourism so English ability is particularly important in this location.
A native English teacher is really valuable, building student confidence and quickly improving speaking and listening skills.
Teaching in Thailand is an unforgettable experience and the Thais love to have fun. You will develop your communication, organisational and teaching skills, while living an amazing lifestyle.
£75 discount for volunteers who combine more than one PoD project! Savings of £95+ for friends or partners sharing a room!
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This placement would suit:
Anyone who enjoys spending time with children
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“My time in Koh Phangan was one of the best in my last years. Teaching to kids in the local schools was very rewarding and is an experience I’ll never forget. I think this is an experience that truly puts you in direct contact with the local culture of a country.”
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PoD is a leading non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world. We work with long term projects that we know personally and where there is genuine benefit to local communities. Whether it is for 1 week or 6 months, volunteers are needed to help work with disadvantaged children, communities, animals and conservation projects in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam.