You'll teach in both primary and secondary schools, where the age of the students
between 4 to 18 years old. With certain schools your schedule can be flexible and
you may have some say in what classes and age groups you prefer to teach.
Subjects that you'll teach may alter, depending on the current activities in the
schools. These may include English, Environmental Issues, Current Festivals, or even Physical Education. Your teaching schedule will vary between
3 to 6 hours per day, Monday to Friday; allowing for plenty of time to immerse yourself in teaching but also giving you time for exploration and sightseeing.
The Teaching program serves a dual purpose:
- You'll help children in rural Thailand learn to speak English and gain confidence.
Often many of the local teachers are not up to standard themselves in their use
of English, so exposure to your pronunciation and use of the language is excellent
for the children and very beneficial for them.
- It enables you to gain an insight into the Thai education system while giving you
a chance to make lifelong friends with your fellow students and teachers.
An Example of your First week:
Thai schools start off each day by showing respect to the King of Thailand in a
morning ceremony. You may be asked to join the 8 o'clock ceremony and also the Thai
exercises that are done at the start of each day.
Monday and Friday:
Your day will be spent on a tour of the schools and all their facilities, while
organizing the range of classes you will be teaching for the duration of your placement.
Tuesday & Thursday:
In the evenings after classes you’ll have the opportunity to explore Singburi town
and the local shopping mall.
You will only teach in the morning - after lunch you will be rewarded with an excursion
to the local swimming pool and a special Thai dinner afterwards!
Weekends are always free to relax at the Eco-House, or to take
local taxi into town. You can also extend your sightseeing to include visiting the
many famous sites in central provinces. You could even take a bus to Bangkok City
for the weekend.
*Note: Thailand is a tropical country with occasional storms and heavy rains. This
means that the above schedule may be subject to change.
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND ... Thai Cultural Festivals!
Teaching is not available during school holidays, so please take the school holidays
into account when choosing your dates. Holidays are as follows:
- Mid March to Mid May
- The Month of October
Public holidays are taken at the Schools' discretion. During such times, there is
the option to join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested
by the local community. If you are unsure about how seasonal breaks may affect your
placement, please ask us.
The Songkran Festival (Thai New Year, mid-April) is a particularly an eye opening
and fun experience!
REQUIREMENTS: Anyone working with children and/or vulnerable adults is required to complete a Criminal Records Check (CRC) as part of their application process. We'll provide you with the necessary papers and take you through the process.
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