Get the unique opportunity to teach children basic English amidst the gorgeous surroundings of exotic Madagascar. Come along and join the program working in local kindergartens in Nosey Be, where you’ll be using fun and games to teach the young children in an informal and fun way.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with children and inspire them to learn and grow creatively. Although you will primarily be teaching language and communication, you also will have a unique opportunity to help these children at a critical time in their lives, where sowing the seeds of language learning will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
The teaching style is informal and fun, as the children are young and prefer to play than be formally ‘taught’. Simply the act of getting them excited about coming to school, and teaching them simple greetings, can sow the lifelong seeds of a healthy and enthusiastic learning habit.
The children will all be excited to see you and you will find that they are incredibly welcoming, due partly to the natural and genuine friendliness of the people of these villages but also because you will be one of only a few foreigners they have met before.
Each day on the kindergarten teaching program provides the same daily structure, with workdays beginning around 9am and finishing about 4pm, with a lunch break in between. Weekends and evenings are free time, where you can explore the local area, go away on weekend adventures or just kick back and relax.
Monday to Friday
Each weekday morning you will leave the centre between 9 and 9:30 in the morning, depending on your placement school. Expect to teach for 3 hours, before heading back to the centre where lunch will be served. After lunch, you will again travel back to the same school at 2 pm to continue with 2 hours of teaching and interaction with the children. Before returning back to the centre for free time and relaxation after dinner.
Program participant criteria
It’s important before applying to this project that you meet certain criteria:
A good level of English.
To have creative skills
You should be an active person.
Have a cheerful disposition.
Be friendly and polite with local villagers.
Have clear plans and be able to organize the daily program with our coordinators.
A team member and be cooperative with local coordinators and other participants.