Personal Overseas Development (PoD)http://www.podvolunteer.org/Teaching/teach...
Formal House 60 St George's Place Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3PN England
2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks
Typical Duration of Program
Twice per year (mid January and July)
Volunteer as a teaching assistant in a very friendly college in Bangkok, helping to teach English to students aged from 15-21 years old.
It is a large vocational college with over 4,000 students. The students are aged from 15-21 years old, mainly female, studying a variety of subjects including computer science, marketing, accounting, and secretarial skills.
Your role will be to work alongside the English teachers at the college. The college teachers will be responsible for preparing, teaching and managing the classes and your role is to join in the lessons and help the students to practise English as much as possible.
The students are extremely friendly and inquisitive and having native English speakers in the classes generates a lot of excitement and fun! It is hoped that this will really spark their interest to learn more English. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about each other's culture.
As it is a big college there are often activities such as exhibitions and festivals and you are encouraged to attend and participate in these.
You will work for around 5 hours per day from Monday to Thursday, leaving you long weekends to explore Bangkok and the surrounding areas.
* Friendly vocational college
* Experience life in an exciting and diverse city
* Long weekends free to explore Thailand
For the Thai people, good English means good opportunities. Many of these students will go on to jobs where English will be needed and help them to progress.
In the classes there are often large student numbers so it makes a big difference to have teaching assistants who can help the students to practise English. It's also a great opportunity for cultural exchange.
Even though the college is based in Bangkok, the students do not often have the chance to meet westerners so you will be highly appreciated and receive a very warm welcome!
Volunteers are not required to have any teaching experience for this project.
GBP 695 (one off fee)
* A comprehensive information booklet and pre-departure support
* Travel advice and assistance
* Being met on arrival at Bangkok airport
* Introduction to the college and the area
* Ongoing support, help and advice from our local team
Worldwide, American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi and South African Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.
PoD is a leading non-profit organization arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world. Established in 2001, our aim is to support ongoing projects with our partners in Belize, Cambodia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam by providing passionate and committed volunteers. We work with long term projects that we know personally and where there is genuine benefit to local communities. A placement with PoD will not only develop volunteer's skills and confidence, get them out of their comfort zone and exploring incredible parts of the world but also the ability make a genuine difference. PoD believes in providing challenging, safe and fun experiences for individuals and groups to enjoy. We are passionate about giving volunteers of all ages the opportunity to use their energy, enthusiasm and personality where it counts.
This is a great placement and I thouroughly enjoyed myself and felt that both the students and I benefited wholly from the trip. I made some great friends and was introduced to the Thai lifestyle, ...More
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