Teaching English in Nepal

Teaching English to children who are very enthusiastic to learn from international volunteers while immersing in Nepalese culture and widening your perspective on the world. The children in Nepal begin learning English in grade three in our village school and grade one in private school, so it’s not a surprise that most of the student have basic level of English. The benefits of learning English from a native speaker are inspiring for the young children.

The pressure to learn English in Nepal for young children is enormous. It’s not only the second language of Nepal, it’s also the language used in trade, commerce and communication without the knowledge of English, the chance of securing a good job are severely restricted. As an English teacher in Nepal your top priority will be to advance the children’s language skills as much as possible during the duration of your stay. This will be both challenging and rewarding, and will enrich the lives of both you and your students. For the children the more exposure to a western or native speaker of English is of huge benefit while the progress made through new teaching methods is also a major plus.

We place volunteers in rural elementary schools. Volunteer will be assist the local teachers with their English class and other subjects. These volunteers are able to experience living in rural villages and will observe the true meaning of “community” as a volunteer with our teaching English program. You will have the opportunity to give these children the education and support they need and deserve. The ability to speak, read and write in English is becoming more and more important in Nepal and is fast becoming a required skill for job placement and educational advancement.

Anything the children learn in your class will benefit them significantly in years to come. Not only can you enrich the student lives during your time in Nepal. For our volunteers this is an opportunity to bring new and fun teaching practice to the classroom and exchange thoughts and ideas with Nepali teachers. Also the school and institutions that educate children in English with qualified and experienced teachers are mostly expensive and unaffordable to the poor. Our volunteers in teaching English project in Nepal will work in school attended by students of poor families. You will converse with them to improve there speech, teach English according to official curriculum and use your own material or creative ideas to teach English in different but fun way.

In this program you will be placed in a local school or children center to teach Nepali children. You will stay with a local host family who lives close to your project during this program.

As a volunteer you will be:-

  • Teaching and tutoring children in English and Math.
  • Developing a creative environment for children through crafts games and sports.
  • Assisting with creating low-cost teaching materials.
  • Organizing health checkups for students, creating hygiene awareness.

Suggestion:- The schools do not have much for you to work with you will basically be teaching in a bare room with only a chalk board. We suggest you bring along any teaching supplies you feel will help. Large book stores have a great selection of teaching supplies including Q cards and short stories with related question placed on cards for convenient travel. It is greatly appreciated if you are able to leave any teaching supplies at your project.

Requirements:- There are no specific requirements for the programs. However the best things you can have are patience and a genuine desire to teach and help the children, plus a sense of humor!

Accommodation:- A simple room with a bed. We advise you to bring sleeping bag and mosquito net with you. Or you can always buy here which is 2-3 times cheaper than back home.

Meals:- Breakfast occurs at 7:00 am and consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. Lunch is served at 11:30 am and usually dall/bhat( rice, lentils and vegetable) dinner is at around 7:00 pm and is once more dall/bhat. The food is very simple but also extremely delicious and filling.

Start date:- Are very flexible, minimum time of stay in this program is one weeks and the maximum stay is five months.