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Hua Hin Teaching

Give back to the local Thai community and spend time with local students as you teach English in schools in and around Hua Hin, and enjoy the beach in your free time too!

Teach youngsters in local schools in the morning and in the afternoon you will prepare your lessons for the next day. This is a chance to do good and feel good at the same time. You will help students to broaden their minds and have a cultural exchange as you teach English and assist local staff with your creative ideas, songs, games, and other fun activities.

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Description

Program Description

In recent years, the government has placed a continued emphasis on the teaching of the English language in all facets of educational sectors. Despite this, English literacy rates in Thailand remain one of the lowest in Asia. Thus, this is a perfect opportunity for you to impart your knowledge and skills to the young generation of Thai Community through teaching them the English language and other sets of skills that they may use in their future endeavors.

First and foremost, this program consists of working with students in various schools teaching English.In fact, throughout the years, we built strong relationships with several child development centres, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools in and around Hua Hin. However, these meaningful community engagements never stop and we aim to do more in the coming years.

On the other hand, many schools are open to new concepts and approaches to teaching. This means that you may be able to share your new ideas and teaching strategies that might complement the local Thai teaching methods or style. In addition, you are teaching at the classrooms which roughly 15 – 40 students per class with one teacher and range from 2.5- 18 years old.

Moreover, our teaching program serves a dual purpose: First, it is meant to help children in rural Thailand have a chance to speak more English (usually even their teachers are not fluent speakers). Secondly, it will give you an insight into the Thai education system, as well as a  good chance to develop friendships with students and teachers.

Furthermore, during the program, you will leave the centre between 08:30 a.m., 09:30 a.m, 11.00 a.m. and 1. 00 p.m. depending on the school. Expect also to teach for 2-3 hours in a day. The classes will be scheduled either in the morning or afternoon based on the availability of the time slot and the school. Further, there are days when you have to teach kids in both morning and afternoon. Lunch will usually be served at the school or the centre depending on the program scheduled on a particular day. You will be working alongside other teachers and participants in the class where you can also help create lesson plans and organize activities in the classroom.

Meanwhile, please take note of the long holidays, school holidays as well as public holidays. During such times you can join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community. In the event that the need at this time is at the local child development centre, please keep in mind that you will be working with young children who will require a much different approach than primary or secondary school. Please use your creative skills through song, dance, games, and repetition to help young children to learn and enjoy their introduction to basic educational concepts.

Finally, before you go to the placement, you will work with local coordinators and review the teaching lessons, materials and activities for that day to ensure continuous lesson plans for children.

Aims & Objectives

  • For this particular program, the aims and objectives fall under the jurisdiction of the Thai government. In recent years, the government has placed a continued emphasis on the teaching of the English language. Despite this, English literacy rates in Thailand remain one of the lowest in Asia.
  • We aim to continue to improve the children’s prospects by teaching them English. On the other hand, you will also gain teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!

Add-on: +Learning

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

Schedule

Monday

  • Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents and Signing of Documents.
  • Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
  • Lunch
  • Project Meeting, Preparation, Visit and Observation alongside Local Coordinator
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

Teaching sessions can be in the morning or afternoon depending on the school and its requirements. A regular day in the program would be like this.

  • Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
  • Teaching
  • Lunch
  • Prepare lessons for the next day along with your partners
  • Dinner at Hua Hin Center

Note: There are other activities that you may enjoy during your stay that are outside of your programs that include going to the night market, having a mall experience and of course relaxation and chillin to the beach.

***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:        Intermediate

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.

  • Since you are working with students with so much energy and different personalities, a decent level of energy and patience is required.
  • 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.
  • Though pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination are no longer required to travel to Thailand, however, be aware that if you have a connecting flight from your country to Thailand, you will need to meet the requirement of the connecting airport, which may still require  pre – flight PCR test and proof of vaccination. Thus, it is recommended that you may have a COVID – 19 Vaccination. You are also advised to bring with you a  COVID – 19 antigen rapid test as you need to take tests.
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.