Nosy Be Teaching Project

This is a wonderful chance for you to use your teaching abilities to assist kids in learning English while getting to know the locals and taking in Madagascar’s breathtaking scenery.

Working with students in underserved primary and secondary schools, you will introduce innovative teaching strategies and fun activities to help them hone their English language abilities and get ready for the global marketplace. Join us to positively impact the lives of Nosy-Be students! In a school that is under state management, you will be a teacher and a member of the teaching staff.


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Program Description

As a foreign teacher, you give the students the opportunity to interact with people from various backgrounds and cultures. On the other hand, the local teachers can also learn from you about fresh and modern approaches to teaching. You can take part in this project even if you do not have any formal teaching experience because you will primarily be assisting the regular school teachers in the school.

You will teach children from different age groups with different learning capacities. Any teaching resources or techniques you choose to employ are acceptable. The course book can be used as a reference, or you can teach kids English through spoken and casual conversation. You can instruct them in a variety of subjects while you are here, including math, history, science, geography, computers, technologies, music, arts and crafts, various educational games, personal growth, environmental awareness, general health and safety, etc.

In addition, In Madagascar, higher education is offered in both French and Malagasy. Children must therefore learn English because Nosy-Be is also a well-known tourist destination in Madagascar.Being said, it is a great opportunity for you to impart your knowledge especially in English language to the younger generation of this community as it will serve as their foundational pursuit of success in the coming years.

Your Role – General Information

Before you begin your immerssion, it is essential to understand your role, responsibilities, and expectations.

In order to help students improve their English, you will be expected to work closely with them and take part in daily lessons with local teachers. You will also be involved in lesson planning and preparation, as well as administrative tasks as required by the class teacher. We encouraged you to bring your own ideas and creativity to the program and help students develop their English skills through fun and engaging activities.

Your general duties will include the following:

  • Assist the teacher in lesson planning and preparing teaching materials.
  • Helping children who need extra support to complete tasks.
  • Assist in teaching class in specialized subject under the direction of a teacher.
  • Supporting local teachers with classroom activities.
  • Create activities that will keep the students engaged, providing fun and interactive activities in teaching English, Math and basic life skills through story-telling, singing, and dancing.
  • Regularly evaluating and assessing the progress of the children.

In addition, 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 students with various personalities and wear a dress that covers your shoulders and knees, and basically the more that is covered the better. Men must wear trousers, T-shirts and shoes and strictly 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.

A typical day involves teaching English and engaging in daily school activities for a minimum of 4 hours. Since schools operate only for 4 hours a day, if you wish, you could also visit the local community center in the afternoon to teach children for another 2 hours a day.

Add-on: +Learning

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

Aims & Objectives

  • To provide students with the opportunity to learn English in a supportive and engaging environment.
  • To help students improve their confidence in using English, both spoken and written.
  • To introduce new teaching methods and activities to local teachers to improve the standard of English teaching.
  • To promote cultural exchange and understanding between you and the local community.
  • To help students prepare for a global future by improving their language skills.



  • After breakfast, you get through the introduction of the team, projects, familiarization of the center, Dos and Don’ts, Code of Conduct, Child Protection policy, and Media Consent guidelines.
  • A presentation on culture on Nosy-Be and basic Malagasy lessons thereafter.
  • After lunch, you will visit Hell-Ville for mobile phone connections, currency exchange, and banking facilities.
  • You will end the day with a delicious dinner together with other participants at the accommodation center.

Tuesday to Friday

As schools operate only from 07.30 to 11.30 a.m., kindly regard the schedule given below.

  • 06.30 am:         Breakfast at the accommodation
  • 07.00 am:         Depart from the accommodation
  • 07.30 am:         Activities pertaining to the program
  • 11.30 am:         Assist the class teacher in lesson planning and preparing teaching materials for the next day
  • 12.00 pm:         Depart for accommodation, where your lunch will be ready

If interested, you could also visit the local community center, where you could teach the students there from 02.30pm to 04.30pm.

  • 02.00pm: Depart from the accommodation
  • 02.30pm: Activities pertaining to the prograM
  • 04.30pm: Depart to the accommodation
  • 7.30 p.m.: Dinner will be served at the accommodation.

***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

Minimum French level        Basic knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

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.

  • Genuine interests and passion with teaching children.
  • Since you are working with students with so much energy and different personalities, a decent level of energy and patience is required.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Have completed or recommended the following vaccines: Polio, Hepatitis A, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Typhoid, Malaria, Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis.
  • Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for all participants arriving in Madagascar.

Additional Equipment

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
  • Be thoughtful to poor communities by not displaying expensive items and clothes
  • Wearing local clothes could help you build a good working relationship with the community

Teaching materials (Optional):

  • Games, books, color pencils, chalk, rulers, etc.
  • Pictures from your country, family, and friends.
  • Other small cultural objects from your country of origin.


  • Sunscreen or lotion
  • Mosquito repellents
  • Personal Medicines
  • Refillable water bottles