• Reg N0: 91062/063

    teaching placement

    Teaching placement

    The majority of children from Nepal’s villages and cities are unable to access a good educational system. This is due to a lack of financial and physical resources as well as the remote mountain geography of the country. Volunteers participating in the HORAC Education Support program will teach English at a Nepali public or private school. Teaching Nepalese children is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. No matter what you believe your skill level to be, you have something to offer. Volunteers can also assist with creating low-cost teaching materials for the school and help organize extracurricular activates for the children after school hours. Volunteers can teach English in the mornings before arranging sports, drama and song in the afternoon. The schools that you will be volunteering in are primary and lower secondary schools where the children will be between the ages of 4 and 15 years of age. Local teachers are often very capable at providing their students with a good structural knowledge of English – the grammar and the vocabulary – but, having had very little conversational English practice themselves, they often lack the confidence to get the children speaking English. That is where a volunteer can prove invaluable as through interacting with you that will enable them to break down this barrier, and you will find that students and teachers alike will be able to make rapid progress. Our volunteers are providing an important skill for the students they teach, that of conversational English. Having a native English speaker is a massive advantage and very helpful to the schools in which they teach. Both students and staff members alike fully appreciate the language skills and enthusiasm our teaching volunteers bring to their classes. The students also use the opportunity of having a foreign teacher to learn about the customs and practices of the West.

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