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.

we need you in Thailand

  • Although Thailand's economy is improving, there is still a wide gap between the rich and the poor.
  • The majority of Thailand's poor live in rural areas, with a lack of education being a main contributor to poverty.
  • Due to economical developments, environmental degradation is evident. The decline of biodiversity and deforestation is increasing.
  • The expliotation of animals in Thailand is a big problem. With many being beaten and held in small cages for the tourist trade.

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can you help?

  • Bring your energy, creativity and encouraging nature to assist at local schools in Thailand
  • Teach kids from 4 to 18 years old in a rural Thai community
  • Increase your skills as a teacher by teaching the children on your own or with another volunteer
  • Install confidence, creativity and individuality within the students as they practice their new skills

can you do?

  • Teach English conversational skills by havig one on one conversations in front of the class
  • Teach basic grammer, prounciation, reading and writing
  • Teach and play through games, songs, art, sport, music
  • Be creative in your lessons and find new ways to teach!

Why Involvement Volunteers International?

  • Non Profit Organisation & Charity
  • Over 30 Years Expertise Globally
  • Low Program Fees - From US$295
  • Excellent Safety Record, In-Country 24/7 Support & Emergency Assistance
  • 1 Application Fee - Multiple Countries
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  PROJECT NAME: ENGLISH TEACHING 

LOCATION: SING BURI, THAILAND

  START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)

  ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE (SHARED ROOMS)

  MIN DURATION: ONE WEEK

  MIN AGE: 16+

  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: N/A

  PROJECT COSTS: From US$295 + APPLICATION FEE

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.  

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.  

Project Tasks

  • Teach English conversational skills to children of all ages
  • Assist the local teachers and interact with them for a cultural exchange opportunity
  • Teach basic pronounciation, grammer, reading and writing in English 

Food & Accommodation

The volunteer centre is well established, clean and comfortable. Free WiFi is included in the large communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow volunteers. Safety deposit boxes are available (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, which is refunded to you upon departure. No alcohol is permitted in the accommodation, however local bars and shops are within walking distance. 

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.  

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.  

Testimonials...

FAQ...

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.

  • Accommodation
  • 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
  • Airfares
  • 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.

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 finalised 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.

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

Weekends are always free for relaxing or sightseeing of your choice. Our local team will help you organize additional trips with special (non tourist) rates which can be paid directly in local currency. As a volunteer in Thailand you will gain access to local knowledge, opportunities and value you simply would not find if staying as a standard tourist in resorts. Some suggested activities may include;

Tuesday Evening – Visit the night market in Tha Kham Thailand. Taste all types of Thai food and enjoy inexpensive shopping

Wednesday Afternoon – Use the swimming pool, enjoy a Thai massage or take advantage of the great prices in a shopping center nearby.

Wednesday Evening – Attend optional Thai BBQ in a local restaurant. This is a fantastic opportunity to socialise with all the other participants, eat great food and enjoy some music.

Thursday Evening – Enjoy an organised excursion to a shopping mall in Thailand (including a large Tesco Lotus), where you can buy any essentials, snacks, and western fast food. 

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 30 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!

Vietnam has one of the oldest cultures in South East Asia, creating a rich history with ancient traditions dating back thousands of years. It also has a large Chinese influence. Elders are very well respected in Vietnamese culture, the older you are, the more respect is shown to you. ‘Saving face’ is a concept shown by most Vietnamese people and is thought of as extremely important in their culture. This means that if you feel angered or annoyed by someone, you do not show it and remain respectful. If you lose your temper/ are rude, then this is seen as losing face and therefore a loss of reputation and self-respect.

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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IVI is an Australian charity & non profit organisation founded in 1989 and is one of the pioneers of overseas volunteering successfully placing over 20,000 volunteers globally.

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We place thousands of Uni students and can assist you with course credits and in-field experience points.   Many of our project coordinators are qualified practitioners in their respective fields allowing unique in-field supervision and Uni accreditation options

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Hi Lauren,    Thankyou and yes I had the most amazing experience! I have attached a few photos we took in Sing Buri, I’ll send some photos of the kids once I get the photos on my phone onto my computer 🙂    Highlights of the trip:   -Interacting with the kids, who are so genuinely excited to see you. …

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Hello Lauren I’ve sent a few pics. Just the tip of the iceberg really. I have so many more. I just wanted to say a BIG thank you. I am leaving Thailand soon, and I am not the same person I was when I arrived. Just when I thought I gave enough of myself with the work that I do, …

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Highlights of the trip: Being able to ride the bikes through to village to work each day, the flexibility of free time opportunities and the great opportunity to be able to help out through this amazing program.   Being able to see the village and being taken to various locations to visit temples or the markets or shopping centres. was a …

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  Some of the many highlights for me was partaking in the english camp which was a 2 day camp with5 different schools all participating. The kids and all the teachers and especially Kate made the whole trip so enjoyable. Meeting and living with all the other volunteers was also a big highlight. The food was great, especially having lots …

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Hey Lauren! I went to Thailand with a group of 5 girls from Australia in mid-July. I had such an amazing time in Thailand volunteering and teaching English. It furthered my desire to become a teacher in the future. My highlight of the trip was in the English Camp with the year fives from all different schools. I loved working …

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