Volunteer Experience | Teaching

Laos: Language & Cultural Exchange

Vientiane, Laos

Description

Location: Nanyang Village, Laos

Duration: Minimum 1 week, maximum 6 months

Start Dates: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday

Cost: €225 Euros per week – see Costs section for more details

Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation and all project related activities

Does not include: flights, travel insurance, visas and vaccinations

Benefits:

  • Get to know the amazing country of Laos, its people, culture, food and environment.
  • Flexible placement, tailored according to your interests and abilities.
  • Teach English in a beautiful village in the middle of the rice paddy fields.
We also offer Paid Teach Abroad placements with TEFL training.
Costs Explained

Introduction

Laos, the country once known as the ‘land of a million elephants’, can offer a lot – from underground river caves, white-water rapids and jungle zip lines for the thrill seekers, to beautiful forests for the trekkers and nature lovers and wonderful cuisine for the foodies.  It is a country that has retained its authenticity and traditions and where Buddhism plays a significant role in the language, art, literature and performing arts. Nanyang Village (Ban Na Yang), where the project takes place, is located 26 km outside of Vientiane and will give you a taste of the authentic rural Laos.

You can support the children of the Laos community who need educational assistance and make a difference in their lives. The aim of this program is to help improve the children’s education and life prospects in these poorer communities of Laos. The project takes place primarily at a local primary village school where you can teach English classes or conduct extra-curricular English language activities from playing games, sports and music to handicraft making. These classes are meant to improve the English language skills of the children and develop their interests and ambitions in different fields.

You will get the chance to interact with the friendly and kind Laotian children who appreciate your help, which positively impacts the lives of the members of the community. You will gain a truly unforgettable and life-changing experience!

Daily Life

From Monday to Friday you will be preparing and evaluating lessons and activities as well as teach English classes. You will teach basic English, grammar, vocabulary, conversation, games, songs, sports and music. You can create fun and educational real-life situations in which the children can use English.

The schedule can also be in reverse in which case you will be teaching in the morning and preparing your lessons in the afternoon.

On Friday there will be a meeting to evaluate the program of the week.

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Travel & Accom.

You will be staying at a guesthouse located inside an agriculture and development facility where Laotian farmers and Thai/Lao students get their training regarding sustainable agriculture and best practice.  The rooms are shared by 4 to 8 people on a single gender basis. There are no laundry facilities, so you should expect to wash your clothes by hand.

There are three meals during the day comprising of a variety of Western and delicious Laotian dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner accommodated by fruit. Please note that during the weekends only 2 meals per day are provided (brunch and dinner). Groceries and snacks are available for purchase in the village.

There is a volleyball court and a football pitch at the accommodation so you can enjoy some sports as well.

The closest ATM machine can be found on the main road to Vientiane, approximately 5 kilometres from the accommodation. Participants can exchange money or use the ATM at the airport when they arrive.

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Requirements

  • Minimum age 18.
  • Passion and enthusiasm to teach, lots of energy and creativity!
  • No previous skills are necessary, however, you will need to speak English at a conversational level.
  • Minimum 1-week commitment – 30+ hours a week
  • Necessary vaccinations, flight & visas. Full assistance will be provided if you choose our Premium Support.
  • Full travel & medical insurance. Please see our info pages for more information and to get a quote.
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Costs

€225 Euros per week

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** All payments incur a 5% bank transfer fee
*** Placements are confirmed with a 1 week deposit

What’s Included:

Project Fee includes food, accommodation, airport pickup, orientation, in-country support and project activities.

Private rooms are available for an additional €100 per week.

What’s not included:

Flights, insurance, visas (if applicable) and vaccinations. Full assistance will be provided in getting all these arranged if you choose our Premium Support.

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We can provide the personal advice you need to ensure your trip is organised with excellence and planned with efficiency; ensuring the very best experience possible. Read more about how we can help you.

Note: Map coordinates are approximate