Teach English Primary Schools Thailand

Spend time in a rural Thai community setting teaching English to primary school students of various ages. Students may be between 4 and 18 years old. Non formal teaching methods are encouraged to help broaden the young peoples minds and provide a fulfilling experience for all involved.

Primary School English Teaching Thailand

Project Type

Standard Placement | Volunteer Center shared rooms, primary school english teaching, rural public schools

Duration

1 week +

Start Dates

All year round

Location

Sing Buri Province

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Program Fees

Whats Included

  • Arrival  airport transfer
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Daily ground transportation (to/from project)
  • Training & supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion 

Whats Not Included

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Airfares & visa fees
  • Additional tours, souvenirs, spending money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

Project Overview

For anyone who loves to work with children or desires to have a positive influence and inter-cultural learning, this program involves teaching english to primary school students of all ages within rural community schools in central Thailand.  

The schools involved allow for a non-formal style of teaching in which creativity and alternative ways of thinking by global volunteers are encouraged to provide greater worldly context and educational assistance to the children.   In this way you may be able to utilise your own style of teaching method if desired or simply utilise the existing Thai lesson criteria.  

Project Objectives

Despite the Thai government emphasising the importance of learning the English language, English literacy rates in Thailand are one of the lowers across all of Asia.   Therefore, the aim of the program is to increase the conversational and theoretical English speaking ability of Thai children as well as enable volunteers insight into the education system and to give back to the local communities. 

Location

Sing Buri Province is approx 142 km north of Bangkok and was founded in pre-historical period. In the reign of King Rama V through consolidation of 3 small towns located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River north of Ang Thong. The three small towns, Sing Buri, In Buri and Phrom Buri, were then established as a new town on the west of the Chao Phraya River named as Sing buri in 1895.

Who Can Participate

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.

Indicative Schedule

  • Monday to Friday – You’ll normally deaprt the volunteer center between 7 and 9am depending on the location of the school.  You’ll normally teach between 3 to 6 hours maximum.  You’ll eat lunch at the school each day and normally leave the school around 3pm.  Thai schools show respect to the King of Thailand through a ceremony and you might be asked to take part this unique morning ritual

Volunteer Accommodation

Volunteer Centers

The volunteer centers are well established, clean and comfortable.  Free WiFi is included in the large communal areas where you can eat, relax, meet fellow volunteers from all over the globe.  Safety deposit boxes are available with volunteers encouraged to bring their own padlock.  Showers are cold water only, however it’s very hot so this can be nice and refreshing!  Bed linen, fans & mosquito protection are all included. Laundry facilities are available nearby for a small cost.  

Volunteers should bring their own towel.  Rooms have 2 bunk beds and are shared on a single gender and maximum of 4 person per room. All rooms have a private western style toilet and cold showers. Air-con is not included, but we can offer upgraded rooms at an additional cost if required.  A security cash deposit of 500TBH is required for the key to your room.  This is refunded to you upon departure.   No alcohol is permitted in the accommodation, however local bars and shops are within walking distance. 

 

Private accommodations

For couples, families or anyone seeking upgraded accommodation, private rooms are available at an extra charge of US $150 p/room p/week.  This must be booked in advance to guarantee availability.   You will enjoy spacious, nice and private accommodation located close to the volunteer house stays so you still fee apart of the action.  You’ll have single or double room, air-con, hot water showers, private bathroom, bed linen, towels, lockable rooms, and communal areas where you have meals and relax with other volunteers.  You must request the private rooms well in advance when booking.  

Meals

3 good meals are provided every day including filtered water, coffee and tea.   Plenty of vegetarian options are served along with some meat dishes.   You’ll eat authentic Thai, including plenty of rice dishes and fragrant herbs and fruits.  Volunteers may be expected to assist in cleaning up after meals depending on the placement.  

Transportation

Airport pick-up is included in the volunteering cost.  This may involve either a local pick-up by your volunteer host or a public transport ticket where necessary.  These details will be finalized with you upon making a booking as this will depend on your arrival information.

A transfer coordinator will meet you upon arrival into Bangkok airport and will arrange your transfer from the airport to the Mo Chit Northern Bangkok bus station and then further on to Singburi bus station, where you will be met by one of our local coordinators who will take you to the Volunteer Centre.

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.

 

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