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Bali Teaching English Program

In this teaching program, in the beautiful setting of Pejeng, you will have the opportunity to teach children a variety of subjects in English.

The week will consist of preparing lessons with the help of the staff at a local school and teaching the students there. The subject matter and the lesson plans could follow the prescribed syllabus. You would be teaching the students on your own or with the other participants on the program and at the same time experience a different lifestyle.       

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Description

Program Description

With Bali’s rapidly expanding tourism industry, the demand for local English speakers has never been greater. Children may have the opportunity to learn English at school, however, this is usually taught by a local Balinese teacher and thus the children never really get to practice their conversational skills or hear native English speakers.

Balinese children are extremely eager to learn and are an absolute joy to teach. On this project, you will be spending about one to two hours each morning preparing lessons and around three hours in the afternoon teaching at a local elementary or high school. It is entirely up to you what you decide to teach, however, there is a general syllabus for you to follow and examples of what previous participants have taught for you to continue with.

The aim of this project is to show students that learning English is fun and you are always encouraged to be creative with your methods of teaching – through games, songs, art, sport, and music. If you are new to teaching, you may wish to team up with other fellow participants, as two to three teachers in the classroom often work well with regard to confidence-building and gaining greater control of the class whose enthusiasm often spills over into great excitement!

Your role is to encourage and inspire, but most importantly for teachers and students alike to enjoy the experience.

So bring with you your excitement coupled with high energy, patience, creativity, enthusiasm and most especially a genuine passion for children as you will make a difference in their life. And hopefully, bring joy to you as well as you will surely have a great time and wonderful learning experiences from them!

Besides that, you may also have the best time throughout your stay as you will engage in fun, relaxing and recreational activities held after a long day of your program alongside other participants.

Finally, you can not miss every single weekend experiencing nearby scenic views and historic places around Bali, especially its pristine beaches and crystal clear waters. Thus, we will make sure to assist you in organizing your weekend getaways and enjoy every bit of your time.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

We have all experienced good and not so good teachers and through our project we strive to achieve the infectious enthusiasm of good teachers, specifically aiming to:

  • Ignite the fuse of lifelong learning.
  • Enthusiastically encourage and inspire children.
  • Ensure each child is confident and is able to articulate in both spoken and written English.
  • Teach games and songs, showing that learning can be fun.
  • Design creative methods of teaching and make effective lesson plans.
  • Most importantly for teachers and students alike to enjoy the experience.

Schedule

Monday

On Monday after early morning breakfast, the lesson plans are drawn. This will consist of preparing lessons which could be on various educational subjects or something you would like to teach the children. After lunch, you would set out to the local school and teach them the lessons which you are already prepared with. Later in the evening, return back to the center to give us your feedback on your first day of teaching.

Tuesday to Friday

From Tuesday to Friday, after you complete your early morning breakfast, you can work on developing lesson plans for each day for a couple of hours. After lunch, you can then leave to your assigned school to work with the students who will be eagerly waiting for you. Once you teach them the lessons you have prepared for them and engage in a few activities, then you can return to your accommodation and have dinner.

The teaching plan will be confirmed again every Friday. The program can be changed depending on the school plans and other school activities for the students. Your participation would require around 5 hours a day of your time; 2 hours preparing the lesson in the morning and 3 hours teaching in the afternoon.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:        On Signup

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Genuine interests and passion with teaching children/students.

  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Recommended a COVID – 19 Vaccination, purchase travel insurance, medical and Covid – 19  insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Recommended vaccinations often include hepatitis A, hepatitis B typhoid, tetanus, Japanese Encephalitis and polio.

Additional Equipment

No specific equipment necessary. However, you are more than welcome to bring Teaching materials such as:

  • Games, books, color pencils, chalk, rulers, etc.
  • Pictures from your country, family, and friends.
  • Other small cultural objects from your country of origin.
  • It’s a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music CDs, storybooks, flashcards and so on to brighten up lessons.

Additional Equipment

Teaching Materials:

  • No specific equipment required for this project. However, you are more welcome to bring with you some educational materials to be used for learning activities such as games cards, coloring books, pencils, ball, musical instruments, work sheet, books/comics,cultural items. It is also a good idea to bring posters, pictures, music CDs, storybooks, flashcards and so on to brighten up lessons.

Dress Code:

  • Please note that if you are engaging in a teaching project or any project which has high involvement with kids or the local community, you should wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees. Cover up as much as possible in the spirit of the local culture to avoid embarrassment.
  • Your clothes must not be too short, too tight, or too revealing. Kindly make sure your shoulders and legs are covered.
  • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
  • It is completely fine to wear western clothes as long as they fit the local standards.
  • Be thoughtful of the graphics, symbols or text printed on your clothing and avoid wearing clothing styles that might be inappropriate particularly inside the school premises.

Others:

  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites.
  • Moreover, bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during class.