Madagascar Teaching English

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Madagascar Teaching English

from £995
Duration: from 4 weeks
Countries: Madagascar
You will teach conversational and beginner’s English to these impoverished children, help with environmental education, and participate in other community activities.
Summary

Madagascar Teaching English

Madagascar's dramatic forest landscape is home to a fascinating diversity of life, with baobab and aloe trees, lemurs, chameleons and a whole host of other species that are found nowhere else on Earth! Its fantastically beautiful coastline boasts coral reefs rich in marine species, perfect for diving and snorkelling, and silky sanded beaches ideal for soaking up the bountiful sunshine. Madagascar's culture is vibrant and diverse; you will find bustling markets full of multicoloured produce and hospitable locals shouting their wares.

The majority of primary school-age children and 36% of secondary school-age children attend school. However, schools are severely under-funded and there is an unequal distribution of educational resources across the country. Poor and rural communities can only attend seriously disadvantaged public schools.

The vast majority of the population speaks only Malagasy, and there is a lack of foreign-language teachers. Your help can give children and adults a sense of confidence, encourage their enthusiasm and ambition, and even improve their opportunities for the future. To teach, you will need to be patient, flexible, a confident communicator and able to use your initiative and imagination. It would be helpful to have beginner's level French although not essential as you will have plenty of opportunities to learn! 

Lessons will be fun and interactive, developing the children's confidence and conversational skills. Over summer when there are school holidays you will continue to teach lessons in town, classes in the local villages near to our camp and adult education in Hellville. The local communities are extremely grateful for the support of the adult education classes, which are another rewarding aspect of this varied project.

 


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Price details:

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Phone:

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Departure Dates

Every Monday throughout the year.

Ideally flights to Madagascar and connections to Nosy Be (Fascene) should be arranged for this arrival date.

Secondary School Holiday Dates 2014

During school holidays a modified program will run with one to one coaching, educational workshops and extracurricular activities.

Duration

4 weeks and longer

This project is available throughout the Christmas period

Pre-Departure Inclusions

Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
UK TEFL training & certification

In-Country Inclusions

Food
Accommodation
Airport pick-up weekly on a Monday
Internal ground transfers (for volunteers arriving weekly on a Monday)
Local orientation
Project training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

Airport Information

Nearest airport(s): Nossi-Be (NOS)

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