This is an amazing opportunity to teach English as a foreign language or computer skills to Tibetan refugess.
The programme is designed to give young Tibetan adults a chance at further education in order to improve their employment chances once they are back in Tibet. Tibetans who grow up in rural Tibet often have no chance at an education, therefore every year more than 4000 young Tibetans make the perilous journey across the Himalayas to reach India. The Tibetan Exile Government in Dharamsala as already established educational support where newly arrived refugees are educated for five years. The programme volunteers will be working seeks to compliment this.
Every two years the school carefully chooses about 20 new students via an elaborate selection procedure. They then go on to be further educated for two years in English, Computer Skills and Chinese as these subjects are key for professional success once the students are back in Tibet.
What to Expect?
This programme is open to those who wish to teach English abroad and who preferably have a recognised TEFL qualification and some TEFL teaching experience. They will be responsible for preparing and delivering lessons. The students will be Tibetan adults between 18 - 25 years old and will be taught in small groups for the preparation of KET (Key English Test), PET (Preliminary English Test), FCE (First Certificate in English) and CAE (Certificate in Advanced English). There will usually be two to four volunteers at a time.
Requirements for volunteer English Teachers
- English is your mother tongue or you are very fluent in spoken and written English
- TEFL qualifications and experience preferred
- 2 months minimum but 3 months or longer is better
- Must be ready to live in simple conditions
- At least 20 years old with flexible, mature outlook
Volunteer Computer Teacher Needed
There is one place for an IT/Computer teaching volunteer. The minimum requirement is one month but a longer commitment is preferred. Volunteers with computer skills and experience and who can teach Microsoft Office, Adobe CS Applications, web development tools and networking/hardware tools are preferred.
- Program ID: # 2527
- duration: More than 3 Months
- location: DharamsalaIndiaIN
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport: Delhi (DEL)
- Costs From: Less than $500
- Program Type: Teach Overseas
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