English Teaching Program in Cambodia

Teach English to the students who attend our school in remote Cambodia! You will find yourself in a beautiful village, where you will teach English to the poorest children. Our local teachers will help you prepare the classes and comply with the monthly exam cycles. You can teach alone or with other volunteers like you.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • Support children in their educational system.
  • It contributes to the realization of new teaching methods to motivate a better future.
  • It provides values ​​and care to the children of the community.
  • Live a unique experience and meet the local population and other volunteers.

What is this program about?

Every day, more than 400 children arrive at the school to attend one of the two sessions offered. They are all eager to learn and greatly appreciate those who can help them in their educational development.

In 2013 the school was inaugurated, it offers a free opportunity for those who cannot afford the language teaching. The students attend a regular public school for four hours a day, where they do not have the opportunity to learn much English. Public school shifts are divided into a morning and afternoon group, giving children the opportunity to come to our school during their free time (for example, the morning group can attend our afternoon shift and vice versa).

Children come of their own free will and really enjoy their time here. Teaching takes place in a traditional classroom. However, we are very flexible and encourage you to be creative in planning your classes.

The most important thing is that you stay within the scope of the established study plan and its calendar. Volunteers can work alongside other teachers or local participants. This could mean that between 3 and 5 participants take turns teaching the classes during the session. It also allows for the participation of smaller groups and, if necessary, individualized help for students who are having difficulties.

To make learning and understanding as easy as possible, you’ll need to follow the pace set by the school principals for the class you’re collaborating with. All participants will follow the prescribed syllabus and provide adequate review, allowing students to be better prepared for weekly progress and end-of-year assessment tests.

The children who attend the school come from the village of Pul and five other surrounding villages. Their ages range from 6 to 15 years. Most have a basic level of English.

Classes usually have between 10 and 30 students. The classrooms are equipped with basic resources, such as blackboard and index cards. It is strongly recommended that you bring teaching materials and objects to use in class and/or donate to the school.

The central focus of the teaching project will depend on the needs of the school at that time.

school at that time.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 5 hours, distributed during the morning or afternoon according to needs.

During your first day you will have orientation activities. On the Monday of your first week, you will participate in our orientation day, to familiarize yourself with the surroundings as well as the local culture. The program will continue as usual from Tuesday for the rest of the week.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project by bicycle, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and the tasks for the afternoon shift continue. Then you have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his spare time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

Some of the activities and objectives that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Prepare English lesson plans.
  • Teach English.
  • Administer weekly progress tests.
  • You will be able to share some basic hygiene and sanitation routines, as well as your own experiences and cultural background.
  • Improve the educational prospects of village children.
  • Provide learning tools that empower students to create a better future.
  • Gain valuable practical experience in teaching.
  • Facilitate a cultural exchange that broadens the perspectives of all participants.
  • Assist local staff by providing an extra hand.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • Certificate of criminal offenses.
  • Proper clothing.
  • Fluent English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The airport you should arrive at is the REP International Airport(Siem Reap International Airport). If you arrive on Saturdays between 6 am and 4 pm, you will be picked up at the airport. If you arrive at another time, the local coordinator will tell you how to get there.

Once you arrive you will stay at the volunteer’s house, located in Samraong, it is a very charming town.

The volunteer’s house has rooms that you will share with other volunteers (up to 4), you will also share the bathrooms and common areas. The house has Wi-Fi, has bedding for each volunteer and mosquito nets. There is a washing machine, towels and hot water available.

Dates and method of arrival

The project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place. So it is recommended that you arrive on Saturday between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm to be picked up.

You will collaborate from Monday to Friday for approximately 5 hours distributed during the morning and afternoon, covering the two teaching shifts.

The project is open throughout the year except for the following dates where there are festivities and daily activities may be affected (ask for changes on those dates):

  • April: from 9 to 24.
  • September: from October 24 to 2.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks until 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. You receive an official confirmation of place.
  3. Make a 1st contribution to register to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the payment as directed by your coordinator.

YOU COME?

What can I see during the weekend?

Cambodia It is perhaps best known for its monumental temples, especially Angkor Wat, a finalist in the election of the 7 new wonders of the world in 2006. It is undoubtedly a country of incredible beauty, dotted with these temples, fertile rice fields and a rich and interesting history. So it’s no surprise that Cambodia has established itself on the tourist map. After being a protectorate of France for almost 100 years, the country gained its independence in 1953. After that, Cambodia lived through years of civil war, political turmoil and corruption, as well as suffering the consequences of its involvement in the Vietnam War.

Despite this dark history, Cambodia is an extraordinary country and has prevailed thanks to what has been described as the unwavering spirit of the Cambodian people. Its people are known for their kindness and their smiles.

Buddhism is an important aspect of Khmer culture and is practiced by 95% of the Cambodian population.

Some points to visit are:

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat, sometimes also written Angkor Wat, is the largest Hindu temple and also the best preserved of those that make up the Angkor settlement. It is considered the largest religious structure ever built, and one of the most important archaeological treasures in the world.

Siem Reap city

Siem Reap is a spa town in northwest Cambodia and is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom between the 9th and 15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes the preserved main temple Angkor Wat, featured on the Cambodian flag.

Bayon Temple

When The travelers approach the Bayón Temple and are surprised by the vision of its54 torres, which rise majestically showing the serene faces that are sculpted on its sides. In all, up to200 guys they are engraved in stone in the temple. If we add to this that the jungle has taken over part of the sanctuary and the vines and lianas cover part of these serene faces, we have a perfect panorama of the complex.