Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Nepal with VCD is a very fun and rewarding way to make a real contribution to some of the local people. Teaching English to the children in Nepal can at times be challenging, but seeing their progression and enthusiasm make the overall experience extremely satisfying. The volunteers will get the opportunity to teach students who are eager to improve their conversational English skills. Volunteers in this program will teach English to children in Nepali schools; where qualified, you can also teach in other disciplines such as math, science, music, geography, art, dance, etc.
The students can range from 5-16 years old, in classes of around 20-40 students. You will be teaching from the Nepali school curriculum. However, volunteers are also encouraged to create their own lesson plans; lots of inspiration for classes can be found online as well. Each institution has its own permanent staff member who assists volunteers with their teaching and in communicating with the children and colleagues. Classes generally run six days a week, with four to six class periods each day and a break for lunch.
Teaching English includes: Teaching English at a community school, orphanage, monastery, women’s group or in a community library or youth club.
Requirements: There are no specific requirements for the program other than fluency in written and spoken English. However the best things you can have are patience and a genuine desire to teach and help the children.
Program Dates: Are very flexible, the minimum time for the program is 2 weeks and the maximum length of stay is 5 months.
Suggestions: Depending on the subject, volunteers can bring along teaching materials such as picture books, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, and songs. (and a good sense of humor!)
Meals: Breakfast occurs at 6:30 am and consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. Lunch is served at 9:00 to 9:30 am and is usually dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Dinner is at 6:30 to 7:00pm and is once more Dal/Bhat. The food is very simple but also extremely tasty and filling.
Accommodations: A simple room with a bed. We advise you to bring Sleeping bag and mosquito net with you or you can always buy here which is 2-3 times cheaper than back home.
Locations: Kathmandu, Chitwan, Dhulikhel, Godawari, Pokhara (If needed we can arrange placement all over Nepal)