Despite growth in international trade and ever increasing tourist arrivals in the country, many Thais still can't speak and understand English. The standard of English all over the country is very poor. Trained manpower is still in short supply and even those trained aren't up to international standards. English, however, has become very important for ordinary Thais to learn as their career could hinge on their ability to speak and write in English.
Join our Teaching English volunteer program and help ordinary Thais learn English. You will find the students eager to learn from a foreign volunteer and generally well behaved.
No teaching experience required. However, we do expect our volunteers to be fluent in English but not necessarily a native English speaker. You should also be flexible and patient and have passion to work with children. Volunteers must also respect Thai custom and local people at all times.
You will teach English to students of primary and lower secondary schools. Every school in Thailand will have their own permanent English teacher. You can assist the teacher initially.
You will work 5 days a week from Monday to Friday and teach according to the official curriculum. You can always teach extra and share stories of your travel and tales of where you come from. You are also encouraged to hold debates and discussions as this can often increase the student’s capacity to comprehend English better. In addition, you can organize or participate in extra-curricular activities like games and plays.
The history of Ayuthaya is rooted in Thailand. Ayuthaya was once the capital city of Thailand and one of the largest cities in Asia before the invading Burmese army razed the city to the ground in the 17th century. The new city has been built around the still magnificent ruins. In your free time, volunteers can explore magnificent ancient ruins of Ayuthaya. The city is built in an island at the confluence of three rivers. During your free time, you can visit Bangkok only 2-3 hours away, or you can plan a visit to Konchanburi, Chiang Mai or the south of Thailand for spectacular beaches.