||All year round - you choose
your start and finish dates.
2 weeks to 6 months or longer, subject to visa requirements
||No qualifications or experience required
(just a good dose of enthusiasm!). If you're teaching
English, you must be fluent in the language.
Minimum age 17.
Full Price List
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance
►Meeting you at the nearest airport
►Transfer to your accommodation
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.
►Certificate of Completion
What's not included
Insurance, Cost of Visa, return transfer to the airport.
Who can do
This project is open to all nationalities and all ages
Suitable for gap years or those taking a year out,
grown-up gappers, career breakers, anyone interested in
teaching or working with children overseas while doing
voluntary work, teaching projects abroad, or study abroad.
Also available as a summer placement in Thailand or
South-East Asia, short
breaks or for those wanting to do TEFL teaching.
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:
An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Asia and the Thai
The enormous satisfaction of
helping disadvatnaged children, and knowing that you made a difference to them.
New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding
of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional
An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head
and shoulders above most others in the job market.
And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
You'll have the
opportunity to teach in both primary and secondary schools,
where the age of the students can range between 4 to 18 years
old. With certain
schools your schedule can be flexible and you may have some say
in what classes and age groups you prefer to teach.
Subjects that you'll teach may alter, depending on the current
activities in the schools. These may include
Festivals, or even
Your teaching schedule will vary between 3 to 6 hours per day,
Monday to Friday; allowing for plenty of time to immerse
yourself in teaching
but also giving you time for exploration and sightseeing.
program serves a dual purpose:
children in rural Thailand learn to speak English
and gain confidence. Often many of the
local teachers are not up
to standard themselves in their
use of English, so exposure to your pronunciation and use of
the language is excellent for the children and very
beneficial for them.
It enables you to gain an insight into the Thai education system while
giving you a chance to make lifelong friends with your
fellow students and teachers.
Example of your First week:
start off each day by showing respect to the King of Thailand
in a morning ceremony.
You may be asked to join the 8 o'clock ceremony
and also the Thai exercises that are done at the start of each day.
Monday and Friday:
Your day will be spent on a tour of the schools and all their
facilities, while organizing the range of classes you will be
teaching for the duration of your placement.
Tuesday & Thursday:
In the evenings after classes you’ll have the opportunity to
explore Singburi town and the local shopping mall.
You will only teach in the morning
- after lunch you will be
rewarded with an excursion to the local swimming pool and a
special Thai dinner afterwards!
Weekends are always free to relax at the Eco-House, or to take a
local taxi into town.
You can also extend your sightseeing
to include visiting
the many famous sites in central provinces. You could even
take a bus to Bangkok
City for the weekend.
*Note: Thailand is a tropical country with occasional storms and
heavy rains. This means
that the above schedule may be subject to
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND ... Thai Cultural Festivals!
Teaching is not available during school vacations, so please take
the school vacations into account when choosing your dates.
Holidays are as follows:
Mid March to Mid May
The Month of October
Public vacations are taken
at the Schools'
discretion. During such times, there is the option to join special classes
and English camps that are regularly requested by the local
community. If you are unsure about how seasonal breaks may affect your
placement, please ask us.
The Songkran Festival (Thai New Year,
mid-April) is a
particularly an eye opening and fun experience!
Your home will be one of three
'Eco Houses' located approx 8-15km from the town of Singburi in
central Thailand and walking distance from the local villages of
Tha Kham or Tha Chang.
The houses are designed to sleep
30 – 70 people at a time, allowing for single gender shared
rooms with private western style bathrooms, where the water is
always cool, perfect for Thailand.
*If you prefer, upgrade options
are available (please contact us for further details).
All houses have a communal area
for eating, relaxation and free WiFi. You will encouraged to be
environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint,
especially water, paper and electricity.
is included during your stay. The meals will be of typical Thai
origin, including plenty of rice dishes.
Got any questions? Please email us:
Additional Information about Thai Education
years, the Thai government has placed a continued emphasis on
teaching the English language; with Basic English classes even
being extended into Kindergarten level.
Despite this, English literacy rates in Thailand remain
of the lowest in Asia. Spoken English, in particular, is much
lower in Thailand than
in countries such as India, The Philippines
Some of the different schools accept a non-formal approach to teaching,
this means that you
may not have to conform to the local Thai
teaching methods or styles, but rather
you'll have the oppertunity to
choose your own way of teaching and may bring your own ideas
into the classroom.
It is important in
Thailand to understand that the methods of teaching is
less important than the attitude you share with your students.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN
YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT:
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll
contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on
details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have
access to all the documentation and information which we've put
together to facilitate preparations for your adventure!
Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you
throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on
your placement and on your return home.
The documents you'll have access to also include a Country
Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on
your particular program (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment
Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we
can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.
As with all our destinations, the culture and heritage is
different to what you're used to ... which, although one of the
most exciting aspects of travelling, should be borne in
mind. Self-reliance and independence are highly appreciated in
all our destinations and will help you to make the most of this
On Arrival, your Introduction to the Country:
When you arrive at Bangkok
Airport, you'll be met by our Thailand Organiser who will
arrange your transfer from the airport, to Mo Chit Northern
Bangkok bus Station and then further on to Singburi bus Station,
where you will be met by one of our local coordinators who will
take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone.
Your adventure has begun :-)
While on your placements, you can also book some
Optional Add-Ons to make the most of your Travel Experience.
1-Week Care for Elephants in Surin Taster
project can also be combined with any of our other projects in Thailand or
South-East Asia - thus
doubling your adventure and enjoyment!
Our recommended combinations are Sri Lanka, Malaysia or the
Pandas in China!
LOCATION, EXPLORING AND SIGHTSEEING:
Through consolidation of 3 small towns located on the bank of
The Chao Phraya River north of Ang Thong, these three small
towns, Sing Buri, In Buri and Phrom Buri, were then established
as a new town on the west of the Chao Phraya River named as Singburi in 1895.
Bangkok is not for the faint hearted! This is South East
Asia’s largest, most frenetic, over polluted, traffic
congested capital city. But don’t let that put you off! This
will all become part of the charm.
By day and
night, Bangkok is fast paced - this is a city for indulgence
and fun, with action at all hours. One of the best ways to
appreciate the beauty of this country is to live and breathe
traditional floating markets on the outskirts of
Bangkok, where traders sell their wares from wooden
boats, weighed down by kilos of bananas and other exotic
fruits as garlands of jasmine hang off the boats stern.
Walk through China
Town early in the morning and watch stall owners carry
boxes of merchandise that tower over them, weighing two
or three times their body weight.
Snack on some
fresh pineapple or watermelon carefully sliced by a
roadside vendor as you soak in the sights and smells of
the city before the midday heat encourages you inside to
air conditioned safety.
Watch tuk tuk’s
laden with people screech past, weaving in and out of
Enjoy some freshly
cooked Pad Thai from a street vendor. This is a mixture
of noodles and bean sprouts stir fried with an egg and
served with a generous portion of chilli sauce, or for
the brave, a heaping of additional dried chilli.
Take in sunset
from a river cruise and marvel at Bangkok’s diverse
skyline, from modern gleaming skyscrapers to the pointed
gold roof’s of glittering temples.
Visit the Grand
Palace, a decadent spectacle which used to be residence to
the King of Thailand and now has a temple for the Emerald
The grand palace is one of the most striking pieces of
art in Thailand, with gargoyles, dragons and warriors
incredibly re-constructed in glittering mosaics.
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arrive in your new country, please
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