This Thailand gap year volunteer programme consists of working with students at various schools teaching English. We have strong relationships with several primary and secondary schools in the locale and the age of students may be anywhere between four and 21. Currently English literacy rates in Thailand remain one of the lowest in Asia. We aim to help change that.
The schools accept a non-formal approach to teaching. This means that we will not have to conform to the local Thai teaching methods or style and you will be free to choose to bring new ideas into class.
Our teaching programme serves a dual purpose: of course, it is meant to help children in rural Thailand to speak more English, but secondly, it will give you an insight into the Thai education system as we’re sure you’ll become good friends with students and teachers alike.
You will leave the Centre between 7am and 9am (depending on the school) and then teach for between three and six hours a day. Lunch will be served at the school and you’ll tend to leave the school no later than 4pm.
Thai schools show respect to the King of Thailand through a ceremony and you might be asked to take part in this unique morning ritual.
Please take note of the long holidays (mid-March till mid-May and October) as well as public holidays. During such times you can join special classes and English camps that are attended by the local community.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***