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Teaching Assistant in Rural Beach Community

Agency | GoEco

Experience the peace and tranquility of Koh Samui as you live on a spectacular, secluded beach and teach children basic English so they can have a more prosperous future.

This teaching program takes place on the beautiful and idyllic island of Koh Samui in the heart of the Thai Gulf. The school is located on the Northern side of the island, in an area known as ‘Mae Nam,’ a small, under-developed rural community which lacks government support. This part of the island also boasts some beautiful beaches that are almost deserted except for the occasional fisherman and his son. Just on the other side of the island you will find a selection of nightclubs, boutique hotels, night markets and restaurants.
 
About the Project
Join one of  Koh Samui’s schools that is trying to improve the future of its children by providing a foundation for English learning, so that students can take the first step in continuing their education and potentially earning enough to support their families. The approach to education at this project is not all chalkboards and red marks; the curriculum is built upon fun and positive interactions that naturally encourage active language learning.  The school holds over 200 students aged between 6-12 years old.
 
Orientation
Upon arrival, you will be taken to a guest house and treated to an authentic Thai-style dinner.  The next morning you will have breakfast at the accommodations and then go on a guided tour of Bangkok, where you will see the city and be introduced to the culture.  That evening you will take an overnight transfer (bus and ferry) to Koh Samui where you will be met by a member of the project staff and taken to your accommodations.  You will have an orientation and project briefing during your first morning on the island.
 
Volunteer Work and Contribution
You will discover how to lead and control a classroom as you teach various levels of English. The support team will be with you every step of the way and you will be given plenty of time and support to prepare for your classes and make them your own.  There is no need to feel daunted by all those beaming faces  as they are eager to learn from you.  In Thai culture, and particularly on the island, teachers are well - respected and admired, so expect the kids, their parents and the other teachers to go out of their way to ensure that you are happy and enjoying your stay. 

Your main tasks at the project will be to establish a basic level of English amongst the children, create a fun atmosphere for learning and work with the community to support their efforts in re-development and sustainability. 

Tasks may include:
  • Preparing classes and activities
  • Creating extra-curricular activities and workshops such as drama lessons or football games
  • Assisting the local teachers in their community duties
  • Micro-development projects throughout the school and its grounds
Holidays: During some holidays, the children will be out of school. During this time, volunteers will be assisting at an English camp. 

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups

Typical day

You will have breakfast before departing for the school at 8 am.  After welcoming the students, you will teach a few lessons before taking a lunch break with the other teachers around 11:30 am.  


You will continue teaching lessons in the afternoon as well as engage in some extra-curricular activities after classes finish. You will work about 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday.  Your weekends will be free to explore the island or travel to other destinations.

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).
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
-Enthusiasm and flexibility
-Motivation to work with children
-Willingness to get your hands dirty
-Work well in a team
-Immunizations (consult your doctor)
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Any questions? Just ask. We at GoEco are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

No trip to Thailand would be complete without exploring the country and its capital Bangkok, which offers a bustling nightlife and great shopping. History buffs will enjoy visiting the Khmer Ruins, the Wat Pho Temple, The Grand Palace and Sukhothai, Thailand’s 13th century capital. 

If you love nature, hike through Khao Yai National Park or explore the scenery of Thailand’s Northern mountains and don’t miss the rock-climbing opportunities in Ko Yao Noi and Phi Phi.  

Water Sports
Swimming
Concert/Music
Diving/Snorkling
Climbing
Hiking
Museum/Opera
Yoga/Meditation
Contact & Reservation
$588
/week
$588
/week
1 - 8
weeks
1 - 8
weeks
18+
age
18+
age
Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
Internet
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

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Included in the fees are the accommodation, lunch, an airport pickup upon arrival as well as our local in-country team and 24 hour emergency support.

Furthermore, a comprehensive travel health insurance with volunteer abroad coverage is included. You will also receive a pre-departure kit with the full project details as well as all necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival.
Airport Pickup at Suvarnabhumi International

We will pick you up upon arrival (sundays) at the airport.

Accommodation

You will stay in a volunteer house in Ban Tai on the very North of the island. The house contains three bedrooms (that sleep eight people), a fully-equipped kitchen, a living area, two toilets and showers (one is hot), and a TV and DVD player for your enjoyment. There is also a communal swimming pool across from the front door. 

Internet: WiFi is available 
 
Laundry: You can use the local laundry services which are fairly inexpensive or purchase detergent and wash by hand.
 

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

During school days (Mon-Fri), you can expect to eat lunch with the rest of the school.  You can buy groceries in town and cook for yourself or eat at any of the restaurants on the island. 

The house is located about a minute walk from the nearest convenience store.

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.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
1 week (min. stay)
$850.00
2 weeks
$1,100.00
3 weeks
$1,350.00
4 weeks
$1,600.00
5 weeks
$1,850.00
6 weeks
$2,100.00
7 weeks
$2,350.00
8 weeks (max. stay)
$2,600.00
Average fees
$588.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Koh Samui/Thailand between 1 week and 8 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. GoEco will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with GoEco during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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