Monastery School Teaching in Myanmar

Mandalay Monastery, Myanmar

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15 people
7 days
Code: 335
Teaching, Volunteering Abroad
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During this program, you will be teaching English at a monastery school. The school offers free education to orphans as well as children whose families cannot afford standard education. With a total of around 6,000 students, you will find yourself teaching from primary to pre-university levels.

Our program focuses on the teaching of English to students, especially considering how tourism in Myanmar has risen in the last few years. Speaking English fluently will give the students a chance to communicate as well as get a higher paying job in the future. However, you are welcome to teach any subject you wish as long as you try to implement the English language and prompt the students to speak English during your class.

Upon your arrival, you will be shown the teaching and subject schedule in order for you to choose your classes.

The monastery school is situated in Nanshe, a residential suburb in Northeast Mandalay. Mandalay is the second largest city and the last royal capital of Burma as well as the economic hub of Upper Myanmar. It is also considered the center of Burmese culture. The monastery school was founded in 1993 by two monks whose aim by opening up the school was to support children from poor families as well as orphans. Today, the school teaches over 6,000 students between 7-18 years and different religious backgrounds. The monastery is also a home to many, with over 1,000 people (from monks to orphans) calling it their home.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Help children to improve their English language skills and employment opportunities
  • Assist the local staff with quality support
  • Give you an experience of intercultural exchange and valuable teaching skills
Monday to Friday

It is difficult to provide a schedule as you will get a choice to teach different classes at certain times, sometimes you will be placed by staff in a class that needs your help the most. However, you are expected to teach at least four 45 minute-long classes every day. The school runs from 8am to 4pm, but there are also night classes available for the live-in students. Lunch is given out every day at around midday in the school kitchen.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Intermediate

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment
  • Modest clothing - covering your shoulders, legs and down to your knees
  • You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class!

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

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