Phuket Teaching

Phuket - Thailand

Only 480€ per week!

Experience a compact and fun teaching program in Phuket where you will have a chance to improve children’s prospects by teaching them English.

Here in this program, will you learn about Thailand's culture and lifestyle, but you will also have plenty of time to spend your afternoons relaxing at a local beach or chill by the pool during your free afternoons. A fantastic way to have fun with your teaching buddies.

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Program Description

In this program, you will help improve local children’s educational prospects by teaching them English. You will be expected to teach around 2-3 hours in the morning at local schools with children from ages between 3-18 years old. Participants will first work with the coordinator to plan teaching lesson and they will get a chance to engage in teaching under the close supervision of a local teacher.

Many of the schools are open to new concepts and approaches to teaching. This means that you may be able to share your new ideas and teaching strategies that might complement the local Thai teaching methods or style.

Our teaching program serves a dual purpose: of course, it is meant to help children in rural Thailand to have a chance to speak more English (usually even their teachers are not fluent speakers).

Secondly, it will give you an insight into the Thai education system, as well as a  good chance to develop friendships with students and teachers.

  • The school shows respect to the King of Thailand through a ceremony daily and you might be asked to take part in this unique morning ritual.
  • Please take note of the long holidays (mid-March till mid-May and October) as well as public holidays. During such times you can join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community. In the event that the need in this time is at the local child development center, please keep in mind that you will be working with young children who will require a much different approach than primary or secondary school.
  • Please use your creative skills through song, dance, games, and repetition to help young children to learn and enjoy their introduction to basic educational concepts.

Once Lunch is  served at the school, you will leave school each day after the morning session and either spend your afternoons at a local nearby beach.

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve the children’s prospects by teaching them English. On the other hand, you will also gain teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!
  • Learn about Thailand’s culture, lifestyle and practices

Schedule

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Full Orientation
  • Thai Language Lesson
  • Lunch
  • Head to the Beach or chill by the pool during your free afternoon
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Assist teaching English in the morning
  • Lunch
  • Head to the Beach or chill by the pool during your free afternoon
  • Dinner

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Basic

CRB required: On Signup

Passport copy required: On Signup

Resume copy required: On Signup

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

There are no further requirements for this program.

Location

Phuket is an island location in the south of Thailand, with a landscape of mountains and  rainforests, which has some of the best beaches and resorts. It is popular among tourists and locals alike because of the many restaurants, clubs, bars and busy markets. It is the largest island in the province and is surrounded by 32 smaller islands which all provide a unique destination to relax, explore the culture  or to enjoy the crystal waters through swimming or sports.

About the Accommodation

During your stay in Phuket you will be staying in a nice hotel with all the standard amenities like WiFi, hot showers and fans.The hotel is located within walking distance of the beach for your convenience.

Food Arrangements

Mostly Thai style dishes (vegetarian and fish) will be served during the trip.

Facilities

ATM, pharmacy and convenience stores are within walking distance of this location.

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

  • Karon Temple Wat Suvarnkiri
  • Karon Night Market
  • Dino Park Mini Golf
  • SC Plaza Kata
  • Big Buddha
  • Phuket Simon Cabaret
  • Freedom Beach
  • Chalong Temple
  • Kata Noi Beach
  • Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp
  • Patong Boxing Stadium
  • Chalong Pier
  • Go-Kart Speedway
  • Nai Harn Beach
  • Phuket FantaSea
  • Two Heroines Monument

Transportation

From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.

Quick Facts

Name: Kingdom of Thailand

Population: 67 million

Capital: Bangkok

Language: Thai

Currency: Baht (THB)

Time zone: ICT (UTC +7)

Country Information

From trekking in the beautiful mountains of the north to enjoying the glorious beaches in the south and  experiencing the hustle and bustle of the metropolis that is Bangkok, Thailand is certainly not a country that lacks variety.

Whilst it really is at the heart of Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia, its cultural identity remains very unique. As the only country in Southeast Asia to avoid European powers, the Thai are proud to refer to themselves as ‘The Land of the Free’ and many tourists might also know it as ‘The Land of Smiles’ due to its friendly people.

Climate

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 50°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.

Culture

A significant feature of Thai culture is its primary religion: Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is supported by the government and practiced by an estimated 95% of its population. Thailand not only boasts tens of thousands of beautiful temples, but you will notice that a lot of Thai people have miniature Spirit Houses on their front yards because they believe that the household spirits live in them and they make offerings to them to keep the spirits happy.

Another feature of Thai culture is the wai greeting, which is essentially a slight bow with palms pressed together in a prayer-like manner to show respect. This can be compared to the Indian namasté. Things to know about this:

  • The higher the hands in relation to the face and the deeper the bow, the more respect is shown.
  • It is made before formally entering/leaving a house
  • It can also be made as a sign of gratitude or apology
  • You do not make the greeting to those who are younger than you unless you are returning the wai.
  • The gesture is normally accompanied with the phrase “sawadee (krap/ka)” (“krap” if you are  male and “ka” if you are female)
  • A corporate wai (made by cashiers etc) can be returned with a smile or a nod

The major festival in Thailand is Thai New Year, known as Songkran. It is celebrated on the 13th-14th April of every year. It is a festival that concludes the dry season and involves a lot of water throwing!

Gastronomy

Thai cuisine is very nutritious and alongside its plentiful use of rice, it generally contains fresh vegetables and white meats like chicken and fish. Thai people love spicy food but do not fear if you do not, just say ‘mai pet’ when you order. However, the flavors are not only about the spice, as many people believe. Thai food can be slightly salty, sour and/or sweet, so there really is something to suit everyone’s palate.

Transportation

Transport in Thailand is very varied and there isn’t one ‘main way’ to travel. Buses dominate long distance journeys. Travel in thailand is cheap and even domestic flights are a worthwhile consideration for long distance journeys, especially with the expansion of low-cost airlines.

Taxis, tuk-tuks and vans are also common modes of transport, but tourists must be wary about being overcharged. If in doubt, always ask that the taximeter be switched on to avoid overcharging.

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