The ability to speak English is a tremendous asset in Bali, as greater English literacy leads to better opportunities for higher education and career prospects in growing industries such as tourism.
As a volunteer teacher, you will play a hands-on role in developing the English language skills of elementary students in Lovina. Balinese students are eager to practice their conversational English skills and learn from native speakers, as they understand the benefits that come from greater fluency.
You’ll teach at a local elementary school, working with students aged between 8-12 years old on after school classes. Lesson themes and teaching methods can vary and include games, songs, art, sport and music - the only limit is your own creativity! There is a general syllabus for you to follow and examples of what previous volunteers have taught can guide your lesson planning. It’s expected you’ll spend 1-2 hours preparing your lessons each day.
Confident volunteers can take charge of classrooms on their own, or you can choose to pair up with another volunteer and teach as a team.
You’ll be teaching in a relaxed environment that requires greater flexibility, as the number of students that attend can vary. Students may also attend religious ceremonies or other activities after school, and in these instances you may be required to volunteer on another placement for a short period.
As volunteers work with the support of IVHQ’s local team and placement staff, you don’t need to be a qualified teacher. However, we encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training in teaching English as a foreign language. Visit our Online TEFL Course](/online-tefl-course/) page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognised TEFL certification at a discounted rate.Apply now