Phuket Teaching & Thai Culture

Phuket - Thailand

Only 600€ per week!

Our Teaching & Thai Culture Phuket program will guarantee you will have a great time and learn plenty about the customs and traditions of Thailand.

In this program, you will have a full week of teaching English and engage in a local community school. Additionally, explore the clear-water beautiful beaches of Phuket. There is also plenty of free time to relax, have fun and dip in the swimming pool.

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Program Description

Our Teaching & Thai Culture Phuket program will guarantee you will have a great time and learn plenty about the customs and traditions of Thailand.

In this program, you will have a full week of teaching English and engage in a local community school. Additionally, explore the clear-water beautiful beaches of Phuket. There is also plenty of free time to relax, have fun and dip in the swimming pool.

Aims & Objectives

  • Learn about Buddhist culture and practices
  •  Improve children’s prospects by teaching them English
  • Learn about Thailand’s culture, lifestyle and practices

Schedule

Monday

  • Orientation:
  • Full Orientation
  • Visit Old town
  • Free time to relax, have fun and dip in the swimming pool

Tuesday

  • Assist teaching English in the morning
  • Visit Chalong Temple
  • Visit Big Buddha Statue
  • Free time to relax, have fun and dip in the swimming pool

Wednesday

  • Assist teaching English in the morning
  • Visit Windmill Viewpoint
  • Visit Kata Beach
  • Free time to relax, have fun and dip in the swimming pool

Thursday

  • Assist teaching English in the morning
  • Thai Boxing
  • Free time to relax, have fun and dip in the swimming pool

Friday

  • Assist teaching English in the morning
  • Visit Patong Beach
  • Free time to relax, have fun and dip in the swimming pool

   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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