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English Teaching Assistant at Local School

Palawan, Philippines show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Teach in a local school alongside support staff and other volunteers on the amazing island of Palawan.

The project

This project takes place on the beautiful island province of Palawan whose green mountains match with the surrounding clear blue sea. The local community can not always provide the necessary education for their children, who do not have many opportunities to learn or practice English. This project allows you to explore authentic Filipino life and to get involved in the day-to-day operations of a childcare facility in the Tigman area or teach English from grade 1 to 12 in the municipality of Aborlan. You will teach English to the children in a fun and engaging way and contribute to enhancing their chances for personal and career development in the future. This is an opportunity to lead an informal and fun English class and arrange various activities such as conversation and grammar exercises, playing music and songs, playing games, sports and arts. You can come up with creative, fun and engaging ways to teach practical English to the children who are very curious to find out about your background, your country, family and friends.You can also choose to support the local kindergarten staff with taking care of the children (combing hair, cutting nails etc).

You will have a truly unique experience teaching children on one of the most beautiful islands in the world!

The location

The Philippines is an incredible destination to discover and experience with bountiful flora and fauna across more than 7,000 islands of which only 2000 are inhabited. The Philippines attract tourists from all corners of the world with it’s breath-taking mountains, rainforests, diving spots and cultural sights. It is a country which bears the influence of the East and the West interwoven in all cultural aspects but mostly visible in the architecture and religion. Though it is a secular state, due to its Spanish influence the Philippines is one of the two Roman Catholic countries in Asia with a Christian population of about 90%. The country is the twelfth most populous country in the world and is divided in three main parts - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Typical day

Your daily schedule for the kindergarten program includes breakfast, lunch and dinner; activities with the children in the morning including games and basic English and In the afternoon you will prepare activities for the next day.

Your daily schedule for the primary school program includes breakfast, lunch and dinner; teaching English and activities in the morning and afternoon as well as preparing lessons/activities for the next day with the local coordinator. You will also support the kindergarten staff with managing and caretaking.

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

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday.

Free-time activities

Philippines has so many beaches to explore, boats to travel on and fish to spot, it is a snorklers paradise!
Swimming
Diving/Snorkling
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Winter Sports

Program 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
Necessary vaccinations. Necessary flight & visas. Full travel & medical insurance.
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

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities.
Airport Pickup at Ninoy Aquino International Airport
We will pick you up from Manila airport.
Accommodation

Your accommodation is located in Tigman Village in Aborlan District, outside of Puerto Princesa City. You will be sharing a room with 4-8 other people on a single-gender basis. There are Western toilets and cold-water showers which are very refreshing in the heat! There is wifi available. Laundry facilities are limited, so you should expect to wash your clothes by hand. You’ll be expected to clean up after yourself, and play your role in keeping the accommodation neat and organised.


Private rooms are available for an additional £100(please ask for $ equivalent) per week.

There are ATMs and Western Union transfers available in the town of Nara which is about 30 minutes by car. There are other forms of transportation available - jeepneys, buses, vans - which depart every hour to Narra or Aborlan.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
There are three meals served at the accommodation mainly of Philippine cuisine which consists of vegetables, meat, eggs and rice.
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 Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila. We assist you to find cheap flights to Philippines.
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 Philippines provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Philippines you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Philippines.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,400.00
5 weeks
$1,750.00
6 weeks
$2,100.00
7 weeks
$2,450.00
9 weeks
$3,150.00
11 weeks
$3,850.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$8,400.00
Average fees
$350.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Palawan/Philippines between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Philippines.
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 Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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