On this program, volunteers may be placed at a kindergarten, where the teaching is less formal, or at a local primary or high school delivering more structured lessons.
With Bali’s successful tourism industry, the demand for local English speakers has never been greater. Children may have the opportunity to learn some English, usually taught by a local Balinese teacher, but the benefits of practicing conversation with a native English speaker are significant. Balinese children are eager to learn and are a joy to teach.
Your Bali experience starts with 5 days of exciting adventures and activities where we explore Ubud and its beautiful surrounding areas, before starting teaching in week 2.
“I had a blast. The children in my class were very eager to learn and very smart! I will definitely be recommending this program to everyone and I also hope to return next year. The in-country team in Bali were amazing to work with” Jess from NSW
Volunteers will be accommodated in our volunteer house in a village on the outskirts of Ubud. Here you’ll experience the real Bali and mingle with the locals. Volunteers share a single gender, bunk-style room with four to eight others. Delicious catered meals are included.
At our kindergarten projects, the kids are aged 4 or 5 and demand a lot of attention. You will be a great help to the local teacher, helping take care of the kids during classes as well as creating some educational sessions of your own with songs and games.
At the Primary or High Schools you will provide a great service to the kids and by helping them practice the English language you will broaden their horizons. These students love the chance to interact with overseas visitors and with tourism so important to the country, command of English is vital in order to get a job in the industry later in life. We aim to teach English in an informal way and you are welcome to provide your own ideas.
The teaching schedule will vary, but generally you should expect around 3 hours of classroom time each day Monday to Friday, with a couple of hours set aside each day for lesson planning as a group. You will have whatever support and guidance is needed from our Teaching Centre. Volunteers are encouraged to be creative with their methods of teaching – through games, songs, art, sport and music. If you are new to teaching, you may wish to team up with another volunteer, as two-three teachers in the classroom often works well. Your role is to encourage and inspire, but most importantly for teacher and students alike to enjoy the experience.
Intro week is packed full of exciting adventures and cultural excursions where we explore Ubud and its beautiful surrounding areas, getting acquainted with Balinese culture. It includes Balinese language lessons, visits to temples, a walking tour of Ubud and its famous Monkey Street.
You’ll challenge your artistic and creative side through local Batik art and Balinese cooking classes, experience a traditional dance show and make a traditional flower offering at one of the most impressive Balinese temples: The Holy Tirta Empul Temple. At this temple you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Holy Water and pray for good luck.
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