09 632 1138 info@iwh.co.nz
Planning your OE?  Welcome to International Working Holidays
 
 
 

Teach English in Schools in Thailand

If you love kids and want to make a difference in rural Thailand then our very cool School Placement (Teaching English) volunteer program in Thailand is for you. No qualifications or TEFL is needed!

International Working Holidays 650w Teach in Thailand.png

At a glance:

Volunteering: Teaching children in a Thai School

Accommodation: Shared eco houses by the riverside

Meals: x3 varied and delicious meals a day included

Dates: 

Minimum stay: 4 weeks

 

About the Teaching Programme

This exciting and rewarding experience teaching in rural schools will not only help the students broaden their minds, but it will also be a fascinating experience for you!

This program gives you the chance to work with students at various schools in the Singburi area of Thailand, teaching English. The schools we work with on the government approved program are primary and secondary schools and the students will range from age 4 to 21 in some cases.

The schools like a non-formal approach to teaching. This means that you will not have to stick to the local Thai teaching methods or styles, and the way you get to teach is entirely up to you. For example, you may create real-life situations, games and other activities while utilising the English language. There is a lot of freedom for your own creativity to bring new forms of teaching and ideas into the classroom!

For this particular volunteer program, the aims and objectives fall under the jurisdiction of the Thai government. In recent years, the government has placed a continued emphasis on teaching the English language. Despite this, English literacy rates in Thailand remain one of the lowest in Asia.

The project’s aim is to continue to improve the children’s prospects by teaching them English. On the other hand, you will also gain teaching experience, which is an invaluable life skill, especially while travelling!


What will I be doing on the program?

Our teaching in Thailand program means you'll not only get to help children in rural Thailand to have a chance to speak more English, but also it will give you an insight into the Thai education system. Not only that it's a great way to make friends with students and teachers!

A typical week may look like this:
Monday to Friday
  • You will leave your accommodation between 7am and 9am depending on the school. You'll be expected to teach for 3-6 hours. 
  • Lunch will be served at the school and you will leave the school each day at around 3pm or 4pm.
  • Thai schools show respect to the King of Thailand through a ceremony and you might be asked to take part this unique morning ritual.

What you need to take part:

  • A good level of English (be able to spell correctly and use grammar correctly)
  • Additional equipment (we encourage you to take items and books from home as well as other teaching aids)
  • Casual dress is appropriate during your time at the school. However, no-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted.
  • No Criminal Record

 

Accommodation

  • You will be located in the outskirts of Singburi, it's a really interesting town 142 km north of Bangkok. Singburi was founded under the reign of King Rama V through the consolidation of 3 small towns located on the bank of The Chao Phraya River. The three small towns, Sing Buri, In Buri and Phrom Buri, were then established as a single town on the west of the Chao Phraya River in 1895.
  • Your new home is set close to the village of Tha Kham, an extremely rural area that will give you the chance to experience the Thailand that very few get to see.There are no tourists!

    Standard Accommodation
  • Your new home will be one of our 3 ‘Eco Houses’ near Singburi, central Thailand: Lemon House, Twin House and Brown House. They are all located riverside (River Noi – Little River) in the village of Tha Kham and depending on which house you are staying at, is about 8-15km from Singburi (10-15 minutes by car).
  • The 3 houses sleep from 30 to 72 people. All rooms in these houses have 2 bunk beds and are shared on a single gender and maximum of 4 person per room. 
  • All rooms have a private western style toilet and cold showers (which are actually refreshing in the intense heat of Singburi!).
  • All doors and windows are fitted with mosquito screens and there are 2 fans in every room.

    Comfort Class Accommodation Option:
  • This accommodation is located in one of our Eco Houses. This option has comfortable, spacious and uniquely designed bedrooms with air-conditioning and hot water showers.
  • We recommend this accommodation for those who enjoy a little more privacy and mod cons. Single as well as double rooms are available on the premises. 
  • The comfort class accommodation is located separately from the two standard participant residences and so it is noticeably quieter.
  • Comfort class includes a communal area where you can eat, relax, and meet any other fellow participants.
  • Although not directly on site, there are laundry facilities offered by locals which many of our participants take advantage of (this will probably cost you around 5 Thai Baht฿ per item, otherwise you can easily wash your clothes by hand.)
  • All houses have a communal area where you can eat, relax, meet fellow participants or use the free wifi!
    Teach English in Thailand Schools Accommodation.png

 

Meals

  • All the meals served inside the accommodation are Vvegetarian friendly and will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice dishes and fruits.
  • Water, coffee and tea are available all day long.

Facilities

  • There are ATMs and shops in the local village which, depending on the accommodation you will be staying at, is located between 5 minutes by bicycle to 20 minutes by by foot.
  • There are restaurants and small local stores within walking distance of each of the accommodation houses.

Things to note:

  • Please take note of the long holidays (mid-March till mid-May and October) as well as public holidays. During such times, renovation work happens, with the option to join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community.
  • Thailand is a tropical country with occasional violent storms, heavy rains and floods. During such times, the above schedule may be subject to change. 
  • No alcohol is permitted in any of our accommodations, most of the houses are within walking distance of a local shop and there is even a makeshift bar provided by the friendly locals in Twin House and Brown House.

​​Weekend Activities

Locally, Singburi itself has plenty to offer in terms of sites and attractions, ranging from its many Buddhist temples, as well as a swimming pool, two shopping centres and many markets.

You can also choose to travel to Bangkok during weekends. It takes 2.5 - 3 hours either by mini-van or bus from our Singburi. We provide detailed information about this each week.

There will be trips throughout the week into Singaburi. Some of the trips include the following excursions:

Tuesday Evening

Visit the night market in Tha Kham. Taste all types of Thai food, stock up on inexpensive clothing or just soak in the atmosphere of this small town!

Wednesday Afternoon

This is free time for most participants and we offer a trip into Singburi. You can choose to use the swimming pool, go for a Thai massage or take advantage of a trip to a shopping centre.

Wednesday Evening
You will have the option to attend a Thai BBQ at a local restaurant. This is a fantastic opportunity to socialise with all the other participants, eat great food and enjoy some music.

Thursday Evening
There is a trip to a shopping mall (including a large Tesco Lotus), where you can buy any essentials, snacks, western food (pizza shops, KFC, ice cream parlour, coffee shops etc)

 

Weather

The majority of the country is home to a tropical savanna climate which consists of wet and dry seasons of a roughly equal length. The climate can be divided into three distinct seasons:

  • Dry season: November - end of February. 

During this period, precipitation is at its lowest but so are the temperatures. This said, ‘low temperatures’ are of course relative and the difference is not in fact very different at all in the South. It is only if you will be visiting the northern mountains that you might need to bring some warmer clothes as temperatures can fall as low as 5°C. This period is, not surprisingly, the most popular time to visit Thailand and tourism peaks around Christmas and New Year as well as Chinese New year. Flights and accommodation at this time can be more expensive.

  • Hot: March to June. 

During this time Thailand reaches its hottest temperatures (as high as 40°C).

  • Rainy: July - October. 

This is when the tropical monsoons begin to arrive, peaking in September. Although this is indeed rainy season, it doesn’t mean that it rains non-stop. Storms can clear up very quickly but when it does rain, heavy flooding is not rare.

If you'd like to have a chat about this option or any others that may suit you too - please complete our form below and we'll be in touch - no obligation! 

Fill out my online form.
 
 
 
We'll find you the perfect job overseas.
 
Copyright © 2001 - Nannies Abroad Limited trading as International Working Holidays. All rights reserved  |  Website Design by Labyrinth Solutions  |  Content Management by Contegro
International Working Holidays™, International Working Holidays Logo, Nannies Abroad™ and Nannies Abroad Logo are trade marks of Nannies Abroad Limited trading as International Working Holidays.