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Thailand Teaching & Beaches

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Thailand Teaching & Beaches

Travel to Thailand and take part in a cultural exchange that will leave you forever in love with this magical destination.

Prices from $395

Travel to Thailand and take part in a cultural exchange that will leave you forever in love with the serene people, wildlife, jewel-like landscapes and perfect beaches that this magical destination has to offer. Teaching English to children in a school will help you integrate with local communities and give you a privileged insight into Thai culture and customs.  In your spare time you can explore the exquisite Thai countryside discovering ancient temples, overgrown ruins, nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries.
During your placement you will be teaching in Thai schools to help the students broaden their minds and for you to enjoy a fulfilling experience. You can teach English by using real-life scenarios, games and other activities. There is a lot of freedom for you to bring in your own creative ideas and teaching tools into the classroom. The aim is to improve the children’s prospects by teaching them English. On the other hand, you will also gain teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!
Nobody expects you to teach the students to speak English fluently in four weeks – it is more important for the children to develop an interest and a desire to learn English and to have exposure to foreign volunteers and to learn about the world outside of their community.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
•    Immerse yourself in true Thai culture
•    Gain insight to the education system
•    Make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children
•    Gain a lifetime of wonderful friends and incredible memories

FAST FACTS

Location    Hua Hin, Thailand
       
Activities
•    Teach English
•    Explore different teaching methods
•    Develop the curriculum
•    Building community support for youth development

Transport      Airport Pick-up
Accommodation     Volunteer Guesthouse

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go
•    Pre-departure support
•    Travel advice & documentation
•    Kit advice
•    Discounted medical kit
•    Free Frontier T-shirt (UK Only)
In-country
•    Airport pick up
•    Accommodation and food
•    Local orientation & comprehensive project training
•    24 hour in-country support
•    International HQ emergency support & back-up
 

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
This program consists of working with students of various schools teaching English. We have strong relationships with several kindergarten, primary and secondary schools and the age of the students may be anywhere between 3 and 18. The schools encourage a non-formal approach to teaching which means that you will not have to conform to the local teaching methods or style and you will be free to choose your own way of teaching and may bring your own ideas into class. It is important to understand that your methods of teaching are less important than your attitude towards the students. Also, the subjects you teach can vary depending on current activities in the schools and might include, for example, environmental issues.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
You will leave the accomodation between 0830 and 0930 depending on the school. Expect to teach for 2-3 hours per day, as well as daily lesson planning.
 
In the afternoon you will have the chance to hit the beach with you colleagues!

Feel free to bring with you anything else you think will help! You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class such as:
•    Interesting board games
•    Books/Comics
•    Musical instruments
•    Worksheets
•    Cultural items of interest

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
You'll fly into Bangkok International Airport on the weekend preceding your project where you'll either be collected by a friendly project representative or if you prefer you can meet the project coordinator at the Royal Hotel in Bangkok on the Sunday at 1pm.

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?
Our centre is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of luxury tents and spacious rooms.


WHAT WILL I BE EATING?
A vegetarian breakfast and dinner which will be served on site. During the afternoons, you will be in Hua Hin’s centre, where you will have many food options and restaurants to choose from for lunch. Thai food flavours 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.
 

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Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations and is located only 280 kilometers Southwest of Bangkok. Hua Hin is where the city meets the sea. Scrumptious seafood, lively markets, never-sleeping bars, long beaches and palm tree-decorated landscapes make up this bustling town! Hua Hin, is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist destination, and it has a lot to offer besides just sunbathing, snorkelling and swimming at its golden beaches. Not only are there plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries to choose from, but visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, shops, markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.
Hua Hin is also surrounded by beautiful national parks and you might decide to go slightly further afield to explore the likes of the Pa La-U Waterfall, located 60 km west of Hua Hin in the south side of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Alternatively, 45 km to the south of Hua Hin is the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous! You might also consider visiting Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple atop that overlooks the beach.
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.
 

COSTS

1 week $695

2 weeks $945

3 weeks $1,195

4 weeks $1,445

extra week $395

This program starts every Monday.


DURATION
1 week+


WHAT’S INCLUDED
Before you go
Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Kit advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier T-shirt (UK only)

In-country
Airport pick up
Accommodation  and food
Training guideline provided by staff
In-country emergency support

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Apt (BKK)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

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