- Region: Asia
- Program: Volunteer Thailand
- Location: Trat
- Base Price: $650 for 2 Weeks
- Price for Extra Weeks: $85
- Groups & Family: Yes
- Language Required: Int. English
- Minimum Duration: 2 Week
- Minimum Age: 17 Years
- Accommodation Type: Dorm
- Meals Included: 2 Meals
- Start Dates: Friday, Every 2 weeks
- Airport Pick-up: Included in price
- Travel Insurance Included: Yes
What's not included: Flight, Visa Costs, In-country Transportation
Project Start Dates, Dutations and Fees
Project Overview: In Trat, Thailand, many of the schools suffer from low funding, making them unable to afford to employ native speaking English teachers. Sometimes the teachers may not have full knowledge or mastery of the English language. With classroom sizes between 20-40 students, they may be unable to dedicate the one on one attention necessary to build strong skills in their students' English pronunciation, grammar, and conversation.
Your volunteer work will be in the elementary schools in and around Trat, helping to increase the quality of the current English courses. While Thai children are very friendly and eager to learn, they may sometimes be overcome by shyness when trying to speak this new language. Being a gentle encourager and source of knowledge will give the children confidence. You'll help them develop a firm grasp on the basics of English as they get to know you through conversation. Creativity and energy will be very important to this program, as the Thai teaching style is based on fun.
What will I be doing? You'll be working with the English teacher to create innovative and entertaining English lessons and skill building activities. You will be responsible for correcting and helping the children with their pronunciation, grammar, and conversational skills as you tutor and chat with them on a daily basis.
Where will I be volunteering? You will be based in Trat the capital city of Trat Province. Trat is located in south east of Thailand, a 4 hours' drive to the east of Bangkok.
It is a very safe location in Thailand and has a relaxed ambience; Trat is mostly known for gemstone mining and trading, particularly in rubies. The town has several markets and remains largely untouched by tourism so there is a strong genuine local feel to the town.
The weather in Trat is very comfortable and is generally warm for most of the year. It is ideally located for travel to Cambodia and to the islands in the gulf of Thailand.
What will be my schedule? The project schedule requires that you work 4 days a week, Monday to Thursday, for a maximum of 6 hours per day in the mornings.
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