El Nido Teaching

The teaching program is organized as a formal English class which allows the participants to design and arrange simultaneous and various learning activities.

You will not only teach and impart knowledge but inspire and motivate students/learners for life and take important steps in life.


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Program Description

Due to the fast growing tourism industry which serves as one of the backbone of Philippines economy and that El Nido, Palawan is one of the most visited towns for international and domestic tourists, there are high demands for communicating in English as an international language. However, we have noticed that the children within the community do not have much chance to learn and practice the use of English. Thus, this program desires to help the children to have a head start in life by helping them learn and improve their English at a young age.

What’s a good thing in this program, is that you will be able to significantly contribute to the English Language learning of students from elementary, secondary or high school in and around the Municipality of El Nido in the province of Palawan particularly in Nacpan Village located 7th kilometers north away from the town center. This means that your potential students could range from first grade to sixth grade and are between the age of 6 to 12 years old.

The teaching program is organized as a formal English class which allows the participants to design and arrange simultaneous and various learning activities. However, it needs to conform and align with the curriculum by the school such as grammar and conversation exercises. In addition, you are encouraged to be more creative, however, you need to keep in mind that everything should be based on teaching practical English for everyday situations in a fun and engaging way.

Finally, it is the biggest desire of this program that the children will learn from you and that you will also have a life changing experience from the children as well before leaving the program. Thus, making remarkable contributions to the hearts and life of the children.

Your Roles – Other Information

An important component of this program is the cultural exchange that will occur during the teaching and learning process. Moreover, Filipino children are always amazed and interested in knowing and learning more about foreign lands and countries including their cultures, beautiful places and sceneries, customs, and historic festivals. Thus, you are encouraged to bring pictures and other visuals from your country, friends, family, or objects that highlight your culture to promote intercultural exchange.

On the other hand, teaching is a noble profession that comes with so much responsibility and duty towards students/learners. Thus, at some point, you will not only teach and impart knowledge but inspire and motivate students/learners for life and take important steps in life. Being said so, the main focus of our Teaching program will depend upon the needs of the public schools at that particular point in time. Your main roles will be, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching English alongside the local teachers.
  • Prepares and organizes lessons and meaningful learning activities with the local program coordinator with various ages and grade levels.
  • Facilitate learning activities such as playing fun games, arts, songs, dances,grammar and conversational exercises, sports and other related activities.
  • Join other activities conducted at the school.
  • Prepare assessment exercises.
  • Checked assessment exercises.
  • Mark the monthly examinations or assessment.

Moreover, in order for you to prepare for the Teaching Program, the description and other information about the school that we work on are stated below.

Subjects: Prescribe subjects on the curriculum that includes Mathematics, Science, English, History and the like. Those subjects are taught using English, Filipino and Mother Tongue Language. Thus, you will only teach English, Mathematics and Sciences and help the pupils improve their English Communication skills and other sets of skills.

Other info: The school is very grateful to form a good working relationship with participants. They feel that participants are one of the best mediums to have a good foundation of  English Communication skills as well as of social interaction with foreigners. They are also grateful that the participants enjoy themselves and get to visit the Village and the community, the island’s attractions and historical places.

Finally, during the teaching activities, always be on time and be mindful of class schedules and come to school prepared, be creative in preparing lessons in fun and engaging ways, smile and have lots of patience as you are working with children with various personalities and wear a dress that covers their shoulders and knees, and basically the more that is covered the better. Men must wear trousers, T-shirts and shoes or follow the dress code policy. You are also expected to actively join other activities and of course to enjoy and make the most of your stay and make memorable learning experiences

Aims & Objectives

  • Widen the Island children’s multi – cultural interactions.
  • Improve the children’s educational prospects particularly in improving English Communication skills;
  • Assist the local staff and teachers by providing an extra hand.
  • Develop your teamwork and creativity skills through practical work.
  • Reciprocal Learning Experiences.
  • Give you invaluable and practical experience in teaching.

Add-on: +Learning

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



  • Breakfast

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice, handling of documents & Signing up of relevant documents.
  • Filipino Do’s and Don’ts, Dress Codes,  Filipino Culture Lessons and Basic Filipino Language Lessons.
  • Tour Around Town’s center and Local Area, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meetings, Observation and Preparations with assigned Local Program Coordinators.
  • Welcome Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Teaching Sessions and Activities at School.
  • Lunch
  • Teaching Sessions and Activities at School.
  • Preparations of Lessons/Topics/Activities for the next day.
  • Dinner

Note: Every Thursday at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm, we will be having a Karaoke Night. This activity will give you and other participants a time for relaxation, socialization, a welcome party for new comers and at the same time a farewell party for the participants who will end their programs.

Note: Program will have a minimum of four (4) hours a day.

***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:        On Signup

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.
  • Have a genuine interest and passion in teaching children.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy and responsibility and can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.
  • Required a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take one test per week.
  • You are advised to purchase travel, medical and Covid – 19 insurance prior to your arrival.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.

Additional Equipment

Teaching Materials (Optional):

  • 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, worksheet, books/comics, cultural items and many more meaningful learning resources.

Dress Code:

  • The Philippines is a Conservative Country, please wear modest clothing covering knees and shoulders. Loose and long clothing is both respectful and tends to keep you cooler in hot climates. 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.


  • 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 as Malaria is at high risks.
  • 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.