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Teaching and Training

For travelers always fascinated to travel India as their most preferred destination. They travel to capture it’s beauty, people’s lifestyle and it’s cultural diversity. Combining your travel and our teaching project adds meaning and creates impacts in the lives of the people in India. You can make simple differences by helping children and teachers to improve their conversational English skills. Children and teachers want to learn English to enter global market for gainful employment and higher education.

What is in Teaching and Training :

You will find simple class rooms, equipped with very basic infrastructure and packed with children. Children are always eager to learn and waiting to talk to you. You don’t have to be a professional teacher. Your simple conversation will motivate the children to learn. It is an inspiration to see how children learn. Lessons are taught in the class rooms through recitation. In primary sections children learn repeating. Teachers explain in local language and write explanations and solutions on the black board. A small section of the school wall is painted in black which serves as the black board and teachers use chalks to write on the board.

Volunteers are comfortable in teaching English, but you are also welcome to teach Mathematics, Science, Geography and IT. Simple lessons in IT skills like operating computers and laptops, MS office, internet and power point will be simple and appropriate.

Sometimes it is challenging but most of the teachers are good in teaching the structure of the language but lack confidence in conversing in English. If you are skilled in the language you may train the teachers in spoken English.

Project Teaching and Training
Location Madurai, India
Duration Minimum 2 weeks - Maximum 8 weeks
Support Primarily teaching English and math, science, geography and IT.
Age 17 - 70
Visas Once you apply you will receive the visa information pack.
Prices Refer our price list
Terms and Conditions Click here to view(Terms and Conditions)

What is included

Accommodation Shared rooms in guest house
Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Refreshments
Support Local staff team with 24hrs emergency support
Airport Transfers Included for arrival and departures
Pre-Departure Kit Full project details will be sent after your registration
Orientation Two days introduction to Madurai and Indian culture

What's Not Included

Flights, Insurance, personal expenses, personal tour travels and visa expenses.
Project Detail

India is a great adventurous destination to travel and to live. One has to adapt to different lifestyle and culture totally different from the west. India is colorful, rich in culture and at some time chaotic but the same becomes adventurous. The cultural heritages and architectures are 5000 years old and vibrate ancient wisdom and science. Modern developments like roads and infrastructures are shown as priorities for developments. Most of the cities have well developed modern airports connected with metros and transport system.

India is the second most populated country in the world. Cities have good infrastructure when compared to the rural areas. The economy is greatly dependent on agriculture. The gap between the rich and poor is widening and the marginalized are the tribal and migrants who move to the cities for mundane job opportunities.

Schools in Madurai:

The education system in India is divided into Pre-primary (kindergartens), Primary School (age 6 to 10 years) Middle School (age 11 to 13 years) High School (age 14 and 15) and Higher Secondary (age 16 to 18 years). Students complete the Grade 12 before they complete 18 years of age. After the school education they move to Graduation and Post Graduation courses in Universities.

Usually you will be teaching between thirty and forty students in a class. However, size can vary, depending on the school and age of the children. You could be teaching children as young as three years-old or teenagers preparing for their final exams. The school calendar year is from June to April and the daily class hours are from 9 am to 4 pm with an hours break for lunch. You are expected to have about four hours in the classroom each day, from Monday to Friday.

Compared to the European countries, the facilities in schools are very basic. You may find few benches and chairs, blackboard and a piece of chalk. Our staff will help you to gain confidence and you will see that you are enjoying your teaching.

By helping in schools you are addressing one of the basic problems in India. You can make simple differences in teaching methods with your creative skills. Teaching through role plays, songs and poems, stories will leave long standing impacts with the children. You will create opportunities towards good education. Whether you are coming to volunteer during your gap year, career break or an extended holiday, you will have a valuable role to play.

Teaching workshops and Outreaches:

Weekly village/slums exposure visits will be part of the teaching, sports programme. You will be taken to nearby needy educational institutions which need some help and support. You will be guided to develop simple training and educational modules both for the schools and for the volunteers.

Living:

Accommodation:

The residential care and community programme will expect you to live within the guest houses provided by them or in a host family accommodation. The host families are carefully selected to provide you the experience of living in an Indian family atmosphere.

Food

Basically you will be given Indian breakfast, lunch and dinner. During your placement you may be served with tea and snacks by the respective institutions. The families will provide you with packed lunch for people who travel to other institutions.

Laundry

Hand Wash is the norm in all our centers and families.

Important Notes:

Participants coming for casual visit can obtain tourist visa. Interns have to obtain appropriate visa and we request you to begin your application process one or two months before your start date.

Geographical Location:

Projects are located in the temple city of Madurai, in Tamil Nadu, South India. Madurai is one of the oldest and historical cities dates back to 3rd century BC. The world heritage monuments the Meenakshi Temple is the most prominent one frequently visited by tourists from all over the world. It has an international airport and access to modern facilities are located in the heart of the city.

People are welcoming and exceed in hospitality in the living in guest houses or families in Madurai. You will be treated as one additional member in the family.

Project Location:

Project location is Madurai. Primary and High Schools in and around Madurai.

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