Low teacher numbers in Kerala mean many classrooms have free periods during the day, as there is no-one to take lessons. Students are enthusiastic and eager to learn, but are left to their own devices as teachers rotate to other classes.
As a Teaching volunteer, you can not only make this beneficial class time, but you can add your skills as a fluent English speaker to really enhance their lessons. There are more than 20 different languages spoken in India, and English is often seen as a universal way to communicate between people from different regions. This means those who learn the language at school can have far greater prospects later in life, both in Kerala and elsewhere in India.
The Teaching project is well suited to volunteers who have strong English skills and a passion for education. Volunteers on this project will work in schools in Kochi area to build the English language ability of children between the ages 6 and 12 years old.
Volunteers work alongside local teachers and project coordinators and may also be required to assist with math and science lessons. Classes are typically small, with one volunteer working with no more than 10 students. You can also team up with another volunteer to teach in pairs
You are not required to have previous teaching experience to participate on this project, however we encourage volunteers to come prepared by completing some relevant training, such as a teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) course. Visit our Online TEFL Course page to learn how to gain an internationally-recognized TEFL certification at a discounted rate.Apply now