English Volunteer Teacher Abroad
Teaching English Volunteer in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal
Give underprivileged children in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Nepal a better chance to learn English, a gateway to further studies, better jobs!
Poor children in poor villages go to poor schools. They don't learn to speak English and remain in poverty.
Volunteer with Openmind Projects to help them speak English! Make them learn to speak English the fun way! Make them like to learn English. Give them the confidence to speak!
Open Mind projects encourages the "learning by doing" teaching method which I found very beneficial for the students, as it helped them memorize things better! So, you have to be creative and come up with games to teach them things, which can mean as much fun for you as for them.
English Volunteer Teachers Inspire Students
Teaching English as a Volunteer
Teaching English as a volunteer does not have to be difficult if the focus is on speaking skills, not grammar!
You don’t need to be a teacher to be a great help! What the children need is a chance to practice, speak simple English and to gain the confidence to do so! They still learn English by heart. So students find English very boring. They are not inspired to learn. Local English teachers in villages do not speak much English. Students never get a chance to speak English in full sentences, only vocabulary, so no confidence to speak.
We do things differently! Using our modern Role Play and Learning by Doing style, volunteers make children like to learn English! English volunteers discover effective and fun ways to teach English with us! Make children feel I want to, I can speak English!
Role Play learning in the classroom is next best to real life learning!
Teaching English as a Volunteer. Your day
Teach English 3-4 English lessons a day, add time to prepare. Socialize with children after school, play games, sing songs, cook and eat together is a great idea!
The best way to learn English is learning by speaking it with friends!
Encourage your young students to talk about things they are interested in. Help them make simple sentences! They have only learned vocabulary, like colors, fruits etc., never to make a full sentence. Make them try, encourage them, make them gain confidence!
Let more advanced students search online for information, learn about the world and make presentations in English to share with their friends. They learn to learn and to help others!
We practice this at the Openmind Learning Camps and at our Center and you can go out to the village and do the same! Our campers and trainees love it!