English Teaching For Kids and Teens

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founded in 1989
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High­lights

Think of interactive and engaging classroom games to inspire students
Stay in the stunning region of Pokhara!
Teach the children basic English including speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Teach at small schools, assisting the local teacher! You will be able to be creative in your ideas, teaching children aged 5-16 years of age. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Families
50+
Most people in Nepal can’t afford to travel, and in the villages, there is sometimes barely any contact with the outside world. Foreign teachers can provide students the opportunity to form relationships and learn about different backgrounds and cultures. Local teachers can also learn new teaching methods and techniques.

Volunteers on this project will mainly assist the regular school teacher, so no teaching experience is required, just an enthusiasm to help out!

Not only is teaching English beneficial but your presence and guidance can also help the children become self-motivated and independent. You will mainly be teaching basic conversational English, and any other subjects you wish to teach. The children will be aged around 5 to 16 years and will have different levels of knowledge.

You will teach at small local schools and take part in extra-curricular activities to inspire them and broaden their perspectives, through creatively structured lessons.

You are welcome to use different methods to teach but can use the course book as a reference. If you wish, you can teach them other subjects such as mathematics, history, science, geography, computer, technologies, music, arts and crafts, personal development, environment awareness, general health and safety, etc.

All higher education in Nepal is in English, so it is vitally important that children learn English to continue further higher education. During the project, you will gain valuable experience and learn by observing the methods of the local teachers. The project can take place in either government, private or community schools around Pokhara.

Generally, you will be teaching four to five classes a day. The standard curriculum can often be a little ‘dull’ so any creative activities and games to get the kids in the mood for learning is much appreciated!

Location
Pokhara, which is located 200km West of Kathmandu, is a popular tourist destination in Nepal and one of the main starting places for the stunning Annapurna trek. The surrounding areas have spectacular views of snow-capped mountains. Set amongst the foothills of the Himalayas, there is plenty for adventure lovers here, from white water rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, some of the best trekking in the world, caves, museums, lakes and so much more!

Project Tasks
To help the kids grow in their confidence and learn better English
Teach other subjects and inspire your students into further learning
Get creative and fun with daily lesson plans!

Typical day

Monday to Friday
The school opens from 10:00 to 16:00.

You will volunteer alongside the local teacher, with a class of 25 students. Lunch will be provided at the school at noon. After lunch, you can choose to continue teaching at the school until 16:00.

Free-time activities

Pokhara is an adventure lover’s paradise with plenty of adrenaline activities for all. You can also spend time wandering around the stunning lakes, visiting museums, caves, markets, go for a bike ride and so on. Of course, there are plenty of hiking opportunities around to suit different levels.

Climbing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Sightseeing
Sports
Yoga/
Meditation

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at High School level
Required Documents
Police check or working with children check
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Involvement Volunteers IVI
Accommodation
3 meals p/day weekdays / 2 meals p/day weekends
Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
1 day orientation
Daily transportation to project
In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
Fundraising support
University course credits (where applicable)
Certificate of Completion
Airport Pickup at Tribhuvan International Airport
Airport 
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Arrival Time(s)
Sunday 06:00 to 24:00
Accommodation
Your accommodation will be at a volunteer house in Pokhara, located in a calm and peaceful neighbourhood. You will stay in shared single gender rooms with shared bathrooms, 2-4 people per room. The house is complete with living areas, dining areas and a balcony overlooking the mountains.

Fans, mosquito nets, hot showers, wifi, lockable rooms, and bed linen are provided with laundry facilities at an extra cost. There are ATM’s close to the house, about a 15-minute walk away. The closest local supermarket is a 33 minute walk from the house.


Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

Three meals per day during weekdays and two per day on weekends. The meals are Nepali food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice per week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself.

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in Kathmandu. We assist you to find cheap flights to Nepal.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Nepal provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Nepal you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Nepal.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Program starts every Monday. Arrivals on Sat/ Sun. If arriving on Sat, an extra night is charged.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 20 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,060
5 weeks
$1,237
6 weeks
$1,414
7 weeks
$1,590
8 weeks
$1,870
9 weeks
$1,944
11 weeks
$2,297
12 weeks
$2,670
20 weeks (max. stay)
$3,888
Average fees
$230 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Involvement Volunteers IVI will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Involvement Volunteers IVI during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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English Teaching For Kids and Teens

Teach at small schools, assisting the local teacher! You will be able to be creative in your ideas, teaching children aged 5-16 years of age.

$230/week

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