Are you looking for valuable experience during your gap year? As a voluntary participant on the teaching project, you’ll get to share your English skills with enthusiastic children while developing your own teaching knowledge. By investing your time in the children’s education, you can have a positive impact on their future, setting them on pathways to success. With a good knowledge of the English language, these children will have opportunities to access further education, and prosper in their future careers. You can choose to assist the teaching of pre-school children from 8am to 11:30am every day, inspiring them with your imaginative and enjoyable activities. Or alternatively, you can spend your time teaching at a government school for underprivileged children near Hanguranketha city. While at the school, your teaching of English will need to follow the syllabus set out by the government’s education department but there is still room for creativity to make the lessons interesting and memorable for the children. You’ll also be assisting teachers to develop children’s communication skills as well as identifying and addressing children’s special educational needs.
Monday to Friday
Your activities while teaching at the schools will be varied and as interesting as you make them. The schedule of your day will be given to you at the beginning of your week. However, it is likely that, in addition to teaching the children, you will be expected to assist the local staff with all activities necessary to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the school.