Volunteer Teaching English In Thailand

Trat, Thailand

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uVolunteer

New Program
(48 Reviews)
  • From $730 USD for 2 Weeks

  • 2 - 12 Weeks

  • Select Start Dates

  • 18 And Older

Description

Overview

In Thailand, where tourism is the country’s number one industry, English language proficiency can be the path to a bright future in employment for Thai school-leavers. Join the uVolunteer Teaching English Project and help under-resourced schools provide this vital opportunity for their students. Working as a teacher’s assistant in elementary schools and Buddhist temples throughout Trat, you’ll help students develop and build their conversational English skills, coming up with loose lesson plans and fun, educational activity ideas. In Thailand’s urban centers, English education is a priority, but in poorer rural areas like Trat most schools have limited resources and cannot employ a native English language teacher as a result. Staff and students are friendly, welcoming and grateful to English-speaking international volunteers, who dedicate their time and effort to helping Thai students broaden their prospects.

Arrival and Orientation

Depending on your placement, you may assist with teaching English in classes of between 20 and 30 students, or spend time with smaller groups providing more individual support. To volunteer on our Teaching English Project you are not required to have any formal qualifications - dedication and a willingness to help is all that’s necessary.

Accommodations

The Trat volunteer house provides you with opportunity to socialize and meet like-minded travelers from around the world. Dormitories are same-gender bedrooms with bunks, and you have access to a modern kitchen, Western-style bathrooms, and amenities such as free wifi access, a landline telephone, laundry, and several chill-out spaces. The chef prepares two traditional Thai meals daily, with lunch available at local restaurants or cooked at the dorm. Public transportation is nearby.

Field Conditions

Depending on your placement, you may assist with teaching English in classes of between 20 and 30 students, or spend time with smaller groups providing more individual support. To volunteer on our Teaching English Project you are not required to have any formal qualifications - dedication and a willingness to help is all that’s necessary.

Your Impact

- Creating lesson plans and taking English classes

- Assisting teachers in grammar and conversational lessons

- Encouraging students to practice their conversational skills and build confidence

Location

Trat, Thailand
  • Where you will be volunteering
    Trat, Thailand

    Volunteers work in public elementary schools.

  • Where you'll be staying
    Trat, Thailand

    Volunteers will stay in a dormitory-style house.

  • Nearest Airport
    Mueang Trat (TDX), Trat, Thailand

Cost

2 Weeks
12 Weeks
2 Weeks

$730 USD

What’s Included

  • Training and support

  • Airport pickup

  • Housing

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation to and from project site

  • Airport dropoff

  • Travel insurance

  • Air Tickets

Project Start Dates

Organization

uVolunteer is a small, yet fast-growing, international volunteer organization that specializes in volunteer placements in Ghana, Thailand, and Costa Rica, where they are experts in culture and customs. Founded in 2007, uVolunteer has sent more than 10,000 volunteers abroad on meaningful projects to explore new destinations and gain real world experiences. Its service-learning projects include teaching, care and community, construction, environment, and animal conservation. Additional benefits are cultural insight, adventure, and a safe environment for independent, female, and student travelers. Its purpose is to provide maximum benefit to volunteers and the communities they support, with minimal costs to participants.

Reviews (48)

anonymous

Jan 01, 2016

I arrived in Accra on January 13, 2012. My volunteer coordinators were waiting for me at the airport; they have been helpful and kind since then. My experience was wonderful because of their guidance and support.

Saturday's orientation provided useful cultural information and helped me to navigate through the ...
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Billy F Beltz

Jan 01, 2016

Disclaimer: As a Co-Founder of Volunteer Forever, I want to make it clear that we do not receive any revenue from uVolunteer and I'm not incentivized to leave a more positive review than what would be an accurate assessment of my experience.

This review is for the Teach PE ...
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Beth Carter

May 11, 2015

My name is Beth Carter, I am a 21 year old film student from Brisbane, Australia. I have always loved traveling and only recently discovered volunteer tourism.

I decided to take part in the turtle conservation project through uVolunteer as I not only wanted to visit Costa Rica but also ...
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Rocio Dos Santos

Feb 21, 2015

I couldn't help but to feel nervous and excited whilst waiting for my passport to be stamped at San Jose airport. I soon saw Gabi once I walked out with a huge smile and an also huge sign that said avic, my portal to an amazing experience I had ... +more

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