Teach English by leading supplementary English classes for 4 – 12 year olds. Stay in a beachside resort on a beautiful tropical island in Thailand and explore the surrounding islands in your free time.
Volunteers focus on improving speaking and listening skills and building the children’s confidence to communicate in English. Volunteers design lessons which are fun and include lots of interaction. Lessons may vary depending on age and ability but may include:
Volunteers teach at a primary school, with children aged 4 – 12 years old. You may teach on your own or with another volunteer.
Teaching experience is not a requirement, we simply ask that volunteers are enthusiastic and imaginative and willing to learn as you teach. You can choose to do a TEFL Course before you go which you may find helpful for gathering resources and building your own confidence in Teaching English.
A normal week will involve around 2 hours of English lessons per day from Monday to Friday. The school day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 3.30pm.
During the school day volunteers only need to be at school for their lessons. When you are not teaching you can plan and prepare for your lessons, this will take 1 – 2 hours per day.
There are usually between 2-4 volunteers, with a maximum of 6.
Pod is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of children and vulnerable adults - please see our Child and Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy.
All volunteers are required to have a criminal records check, which we will arrange with you.
2016: 5 Nov
2017: 7 Jan, 27 May, 22 Jul, 4 Nov
Read about volunteer experiences and challenges in our Thailand Teach English on an Island reviews.
The children on Koh Phangan do not have the chance to meet and learn English from international English speakers and so volunteers help them to develop their listening and speaking skills. They also help to build their confidence, by making learning English fun and interactive.
Volunteers teach in local government schools where the majority of children are from low income families. Additional lessons provide a unique opportunity for children to excel at English.
“The teachers and pupils at the schools love having volunteers since they help improve their spoken and written English and share new games and ideas with them.” Eiu, Volunteer Coordinator
Koh Phangan has rapidly developed over the past few years and many of the jobs on the island now relate to tourism. As English is important is the main tourist language in Thailand, English language skills open to doors to better jobs or access to further education. The project provides volunteers that help local children build their confidence in conversational English.
The project is based on the island of Koh Phangan in southern Thailand. Volunteers stay in a beautiful beachside resort in Sri Thanu, on the north-west coast of the island.
Each room has a bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower. The rooms have electricity and the resort has WiFi. There is a restaurant at the accommodation that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The resort also has a TV area, space to relax, and is close to other shops and bars.
Volunteers use their free time to explore the island’s beautiful beaches and landmarks. The main town, Thong Sala has an excellent night market and lots of bars, restaurants and cafes. Koh Phangan is in an excellent location to explore the nearby islands of Koh Tao and Koh Samui.
Not included: Flights, travel insurance, visa, criminal records check, food. Budgeting guidance is provided in our Volunteering Guide which we will email you when you apply.
|6 weeks||£1395||GB Pounds|
Fees in currencies other than GBP are indicative only and volunteers are invoiced in GBP. For current exchange rates please see www.xe.com
Discount of £150 per person for friends / partners sharing a room
children taught additional English each year
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“I had a fantastic, life changing time, definitely recommend to anybody with an interest in teaching! I definitely found the whole experience very rewarding. When a lesson goes to plan it's an awesome feeling!”Read more volunteer reviews
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