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PROJECT NAME: ENGLISH TEACHING
LOCATION: HUA HIN
START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)
ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE (SHARED ROOMS)
MIN DURATION: ONE WEEK
MIN AGE: 16+
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: N/A
On this program you will teach English to students in various local schools. Our local team have strong relationships with several child development centres, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools and the age of the students may be anywhere from 2.5 years to 18 years of age.
The teachers and schools are fairly open to different approaches to teaching, allowing you to be creative and teach in your own style. You will be able to share your own ideas, concepts and approaches to teaching, and interact with the local teachers, to combine methods.
Many of the local teachers are not fluent in English, so you being able to not only teach the children, but also interact with the other teachers is a fantastic opportunity for them to pick up the English language. This project can greatly benefit the children in being confident speaking English and talking to foreigners, as well as providing greater opportunities for them in later life. You will also gain an insight into the Thai education system, as well as having the chance for a cultural exchange with the staff at the school.
During October the Holiday English Camp will take place.
Monday & Tuesday – School Placement: 9.00-3.00 pm (Program attended by 50 – 60 students)
Wednesday – Lesson Planning
Thursday & Friday – School Placement: 9.00-2.00 pm (Program attended by 50 – 60 students)
5 October – No Teaching project due to School Exams
Hua Hin, is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist spot these days offering all the standard beach stuff like snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and with plenty of restaurants and tourist things like spas, water park, golf, shops and markets. There is a mountain at the end of the beach called Khoa Tekiab, with a temple that overlooks the beach. Surrounded by national parks, it’s a mountainous region where you can explore waterfalls and caves on various adventures. Buddhism is very prominent here and you will certainly get a good taste of the Buddhist way of life.
- Improve the children’s opportunities by teaching English
- Gain valuable experience in the classroom, or pass on any teaching skills you already have
- Teach through a variety of methods, following a teaching guideline plan
Food & Accommodation
The Hua Hin volunteer house includes air-conditioned rooms (at certain times of the day) on a gender basis, 2 to 8 people per room (bunk beds), hot water showers, wifi, a dining area and lovely pool area with a garden for volunteers to relax in.
The house has easy access to local shops, laundry and transport facilities by using the app GRAB. It is 10 Km to Hua Hin airport (15-20 mins), 11 Km to the Bus to Suvarnabhumi airport, 8 Km to Hua Hin night market/ mall, 9 K to Hua Hin private hospital and 5 Km to a medical centre.
There are also private/comfort room options available for a small upgrade, just ask us.
You will receive 3 meals on weekdays, and 2 on weekends. All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.
While we do our best to accommodate our participants, what we provide for most meals is local cuisine. If you are a picky eater, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby. Please keep in mind that refrigerator space is limited and to prevent insect infestation open food items are not allowed in the rooms.
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- *Clay House & Building
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- *Construction & Renovation, Hua Hin
1 Week - $295
2 Weeks - $450
3 Weeks - $595
1 Month - $795
2 Months - $1795
3 Months - $2655
1 Day Orientation
24/7 In-Country Support
Project Materials & Equipment
Pre-departure Expert Advice
Preperation Tools & Checklists
Certificate of Completion
If you love working with young people, are energetic and want to inspire the furture generation, then yes absolutely! No teaching qualifications are required for this project. This is a structured program where you can leverage the previous work of the many volunteers who have participated. For qualified teachers or aspiring teachers, you can be given a more autonomous hands on role as desired.
- 3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
- Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
- Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
- 1 day orientation
- Daily transportation to project
- In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
- Fundraising support
- University course credits (where applicable)
- Certificate of Completion
- Travel Insurance
- Tours, Souvenirs & spending money
Volunteers in Thailand are encouraged to take up the orientation week to help you ease into the lifestyle and pace of Thailand. You will get to know your town and it’s facilities and everything required to make your stay comfortable. You may choose after the first few days to move straight into your chosen volunteer placement if desired or otherwise just enjoy the company of your new friends and extended family!
When confirming your dates please take note of the long holidays (mid-March till mid-May and October). During these times, renovation work continues, with the option to join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local Thailand communities involved.
Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.
A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Bangkok BKK (Suvarnabhumi) Airport, Level 2, Entrance 4. You must arrive between 06.00 and 16:00 on Sunday.
If arriving outside the pickup times on Sunday, you can book a private transfer for US$50.
If arriving on Saturday (or during the week), you will need to pay US$50 for any extra night’s accommodation or arrange your own accommodation. You will also need to pay $50 for a private transfer to our accommodation.
Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).
From the airport to the accommodation in Hua Hin, it takes around 4 hours by public bus and then a shuttle bus.
Monday to Friday
- Breakfast at volunteer house
- Leave for project between 08:33 and 09:33, depending on the school.
- Teaching for 2-3 hours
- Lunch is usually served at the school
- Leave school each day after the morning session.
- The school shows respect to the King of Thailand through a ceremony daily and you might be asked to take part in this unique morning ritual.
- Enjoy the local beach or other sites in the afternoon.
- Dinner at volunteer house
*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 regularly requested by the local community. If this is at a kindergarten, please keep in mind that you will be working with young children who will require a much different approach than primary or secondary school. Please use your creative skills through song, dance, games, and repetition to help young children to learn and enjoy their introduction to basic educational concepts.
Tuesday & Wednesday Evening
Volunteers have the option to go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked in front of you. The street food is super cheap and tasty!
You can go to the Cicada Market, a colourful night market offering freshly cooked food from different stalls. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs and listen to live music featuring local artists.
Apart from chilling out at the beach, on weekends you can also try snorkelling, eat at the many seafood restaurants, play a game of golf, relax at a spa, go shopping, visit local markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.
Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple above, is also a popular spot, overlooking the beach. Hua Hin is also surrounded by beautiful national parks. A little further away is the Pa La-U Waterfall and the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!
Modest clothing (covering the knees and shoulders) is required while on school grounds.
You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class such as:
- Interesting board games
- Musical instruments
- Cultural items of interest
- And anything else you think will help!
With a long sandy coastline and jungle-topped islands anchored in crystal blue waters Thailand is a tropical getaway and favorite traveling destination for holiday makers and volunteers from all over the world. Thailand’s culture is generous, warm and outgoing and the cuisine is world renowned for a tropical abundance of fresh and varied flavors of spicy, sweet, salty and sour.
Thailand is a fascinating and exotic country to explore. Through volunteering, you’ll gain a love in the people, culture, scenery, cuisine and in the overall lifestyle of Thailand.
We offer diverse project options catering to many different interests. Volunteering is the ideal way of assimilating into the local Thai culture and experiencing the real lifestyle in Thailand.
November to Febuary is the best time to visit Thailand, with a pleasent temperature through most of the country. From March to May temperatures can get very hot. The monsoon rains start from about June to October. Showers usually are quite predictabe and come in short bursts, so this time of year can be great to visit, as everything is so green and there are fewer crowds!
Temperatures are around 33 degrees on average throughout the year. If in the North of Thailand in the winter, evenings can get quite chilly, so bring some warm clothes too!
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Vietnamese is the most widely spoken language, other languages include Chinese, Khmer, Cham and tribal dialects. Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism are the main religious beliefs in Vietnam, and you will find many temples dotted around the country. You will often see the local people giving fruits and burning incense to give as offerings.
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