Teach English in Community Schools

Teach in community Schools project targets international volunteers or interns who are looking to take part in a hands-on Nepali classroom experience

Whilst teaching English in Nepali schools volunteers will typically be required to carry out regular teaching activities. However, volunteers can also be assigned other responsibilities related to our ECD program if they are found to have skills required in this area. Please remember other activities assigned to you over and above the standard teaching activities will be subject to the need of program and your interests, experience and skills. A rough account of the activities that volunteers may be involved with in Teaching English in Nepali Schools program are described below.

1. Delivering English lessons
For teaching effectively at Nepali Schools, volunteers have to first understand what the education system in Nepal is like and how they can contribute within that structure. The second thing volunteers need to know is the level of education provided, contents of the English curriculum and the student's age group in each schooling level. 

The education system in Nepal has four levels of education for schooling, below is a description of how volunteers may contribute largely with respect to English teaching at each level through VINs programs.

Pre-Primary Level:
One can find two different systems of teaching in government and private schools in this level.
o Government Schools:
Government schools have Early Childhood Development Centers for teaching the children of age group 3-6 yrs. The education at these centers is all about developing mental skills, physical skills, and the motor skills of children with some basic English and Nepali alphabet numbers. 
o Private School:
Private Schools have Nursery, Lower Kindergarten (LKG) and Upper Kindergarten (UKG) at pre-primary level. Here the children learn the alphabet, words and sentences of both Nepali and English language.

Primary Level: Grade One to Grade Five
Age group of Students: 7-12 yrs
English Teaching:
Basic English alphabet and words are taught to the students of grade one to three. For the students of grade four and five, English is taught using the government curriculum designed text books. These books contain basic sentence structure, basic grammar and comprehension. Some of the schools have additional books for English teaching consisting of stories, questions and answers.

Lower Secondary Level : Grade Six to Eight
Age group of Students: 13-16 yrs
English Teaching:
English text books designed according to the government’s curriculum are followed for English teaching in classes six to eight. Grammar and comprehension are the major focus for this level. Some schools have additional English course books in lower secondary level to equip the students further with regard to the English language. 

Secondary Level: Grade nine and ten
Age group of Students: 17-18 yrs
English Teaching:
The government text book for this level is more advanced consisting of grammar, comprehension, story writing, letter writing, application writing, and essay writing and so on. 

Volunteers also need to know about methodology of teaching. Basic teaching tips will be provided during induction at VIN. Teaching is a very challenging job as it requires volunteers to be very creative, active, and imaginative. Volunteers must remember that lectures are just one of the methods of teaching. They should focus more on facilitating implicit learning in children i.e. learning by doing. Hence, volunteers need to plan their lessons with activities and games. If carried out with the right approach the same challenging teaching task will turn out be very rewarding experience and fun for volunteers

2. Orientation on importance of education and regularity in attending school
Irregularity in school attendance is a serious problem encountered among the students of the Jitpur Community. Volunteers can intervene in this issue and conduct classes on importance of education and regular attendance for all school grades. Such training can be conducted in their free periods outside of their regular English teaching classes.

3. Life Skills training
Life Skills training is an important component of VIN's Child Development Program. Sometimes, volunteers can utilise their time with their students in delivering sessions of life skills. VIN aims to cover following areas of life skills for children aged 10-17 yrs. 
o Active listening
o Assertive communication
o Effective negotiation
o Creative thinking
o Problem solving/critical thinking
o Decision making/goal setting
o Team building/cooperation
o Group facilitation
o Leadership
o Managing feelings
o Self esteem
o Self responsibility

Apart from your daily teaching schedule, you may choose to use your spare time (public holidays/vacations etc) for contributing in other education projects of VIN under the Child Development Program. This will depend on your choice, interest, experience and skill. The other activities you can do are:
Teacher's training and development
Child Sponsorship Support
School Infrastructure Development
If you are interested in these activities, please request us to send you the volunteer program pack of these programs.

4. Children's Club Facilitation (Optional)
VIN has formed a children's club in every school which is a platform for school children (10-17 yrs) to develop their innate talents and creativity. If you want to make use of your spare time, you can facilitate at these children's clubs with different games and activities or teach English to children's club members. Generally this includes organising interactive games, facilitating children’s clubs meetings, organising sports and outdoor activities, undertaking interaction programs, debates and any other creative, entertaining and social activities which enhance the skills and knowledge of children in any way.

Suitable for


Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Education Requirements
English at Intermediate level
Required Documents
letter of motivation and CV
Other Skills
There is no need of specific qualification for teaching English project in Nepal . However, volunteer interested to teach the children must have good command of English.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

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Free-time activities

1. Hiking(Trekking)
ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH- This is what one will feel after making the trek of the trail through Chisapani-Nagarkot –Dhulikhel trekking route. The trekking starts from Sundarijal which is the base of the Shivapuri National Park. The trek passes through dense forests, villages and oak rhododendron forest. The trekking feels like that you are being accompanied by mind blowing view of Manasalu, Ganesh, Langtang, Gaurisankar and other Himalayan ranges.

2. River Rafting
Nepal has many rivers for you to explore: Trishuli River (rafting for 1 up to 3 days), Seti River (rafting trip 2 days), Bhote Koshi River (rafting 2 days), Kali Gandaki River (rafting 3 days), Marsyandi River (rafting/kayaking 2 days), Sun Koshi River (rafting 7 to 9 days), Arun River (rafting adventure 9 days), Karnali River (whitewater rafting 10 days), Tamur River (rafting adventure 11 days). On these rivers you will find the world's most thrilling whitewater with a wide range of difficulties, warm water and bug free beaches for camping.

Water Sports


What's included?
Our program fees structure $385 for 1 week $490 for 2 weeks $595 for 3 weeks $695 for 4 weeks and Each additional week $85
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Accommodation at a budget hotel on same sharing basis and lunch at VIN's office during program the induction.
Food & accommodation during placement with a host family / hostel / monastery / orphanage homes (depending on your program)
The living standard will be of Nepali standard and 2 to 3 meals provided.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

Food & accommodation during placement with a host family / hostel / monastery / orphanage homes (depending on your program)

Internet Access
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6 weeks
7 weeks
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20 weeks
44 weeks (max. stay)

You can volunteer at the project site in Kathmandu/Nepal between 4 weeks and 44 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Volunteers Initiative Nepal will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteers Initiative Nepal during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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