The role of Volunteer Teacher Thailand is to teach spoken English to poor Thai students in the age range of 5 to 16. Their own teachers are good at teaching written English but only rich schools can afford to hire native English speakers to teach the kids spoken English. We work closely with the Phang-
Our work – your teaching – is designed by the VTT Director, Ken Hyde, who is a British career teacher who does this as a volunteer. It supports the Thai curriculum and lessons are scheduled into each school’s working week. In addition, we do English Camps sometimes. This is where a large team of volunteers will spend three days at a location for intensive lessons. All the lessons are fun and games. These methods give everyone enjoyment and the tested results show that they succeed in teaching spoken English.
We choose schools in daily travelling distance for school placements – volunteers come back to Khao Lak in the afternoon. English camps can be held anywhere that works for the schools involved: in temple salas, school halls, on islands, on the beach. But we make sure that the amenities are suitable for volunteers to teach in. If you choose to join an English camp, it may be away from our base in Khao Lak.