How would you like to teach eager children against a backdrop of the Himalayas? This is your chance!
Nepal is desperately poor, and its schools often lack resources and skilled educators. English is an essential subject for young Nepalese to learn.
Often, a good ability to read and write in English will mean they can secure seats in good universities and ultimately, get well-paid jobs. Due to this, parents and teachers exert a lot of pressure on the young students to learn the language. Students are very eager to learn from an international volunteer, and you will be able to make a big difference.
You’ll teach conservational English as well as from the official curriculum and you’ll be encouraged to hold debates and discussions. This will make the children learn quickly and ensure they become confident individuals capable of believing in themselves.
Teach English in Nepal, and help improve the quality of education for the local children while enjoying the panoramic Himalayas and charming hospitality of the Nepali people!
By teaching English in Nepal, your efforts will be focused on teaching conversational English in public or private schools, six days a week. Depending on your individual interests and skills, and on the needs of the local staff, your daily activities involve, but are not limited to:
- Teaching basic English to the students
- Helping students to improve their Basic English and conversational skills
- Supporting recreational and artistic activities focused on educational learning
- Organizing and developing activities that encourage learning
- Assisting the fulltime local teacher with class duties
- Educating children regarding personal hygiene
- Working alongside the local teachers on curriculum development
- Assisting school administrations with daily tasks
- Tutoring the students and help with their homework
How You Can Make a Difference
In Nepal, English is not part of the standard primary school curriculum. Many poor families cannot afford private English education, and often, students will enter higher schools with very little knowledge of basic English.
As a volunteer, you’ll be helping to make the transition into the higher schools easier. With our volunteers, the students will be able to hold debates and discussions and this will help them to comprehend the language better through improved grammar and vocabulary. Your presence will encourage the students to speak English, and gradually build their confidence.
Skills and Qualifications
There are no specific qualifications needed to join our volunteer project in Kenya beyond a fluency in English. However, your understanding of the Nepali culture and language can help improve the experience for you and the children.
Consider enrolling in our one-week Language & Cultural Immersion program. Volunteer teachers should have strong English fluency, both written and verbal, although no previous teaching experience is required.
Volunteers should have a love for teaching, English and conversation. Volunteers should also be enthusiastic, reliable, flexible, patient and strive to be good role models for the students. Volunteers must also respect the locals and the host organizations, along with their rules and projects.
This project is located in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. Nepal is a country of matchless beauty. On the northern borders of Nepal, the majestic mountains of the Himalayas draw visitors in the thousands every year.
As you travel south from there, you’ll pass countless snow-fed rivers, deep ravines and gorges, green valleys and a gorgeous panorama of overlapping hills. Nepal eventually ends on the flat plains that border India. In these varied terrains, countless ethnic groups thrive with their multitude of languages and unique cultures.
Kathmandu: Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city in Nepal. The city is known for pagoda style temples dotted around the city and the half a dozen ancient historical places and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
During your free time, volunteers can do many things in Kathmandu like visiting Buddhist temples of Swayumbhunath and Bouddha or Pashupatinath, one of the holiest Hindu shrines.
There are also many fine restaurants and bars in Kathmandu and you can also visit mountain top retreat of Nagarkot for a one night sojourn. One a clear day, sunrise from Nagarkot has been described as spectacular and you can also see clear views of Langtang Himalayan range.
Chitwan: Chitwan lies about 4-5 hours drive from Kathmandu. Chitwan is a regional hub that connects the flat region of Nepal with the hilly region.
While the main town itself lies in the flat region, you can see the hills start from the Chitwan. Volunteers to Chitwan can enjoy traditional Nepali hospitality.
During your free time, you can visit Chitwan National Park, one of the best parks to see Bengal Tiger, one-horned Rhino and ride on the back of the elephants. The Park also attracts plenty of birdwatchers.
Pokhara: PPokhara is a beautiful, small valley that is a starting point of many treks to the Annapurna region. From Pokhara itself, you can see breathtaking views of Maccha Puchure (Fish Tail Mountain) and Annapurna range.
The town has many lakes and the lake side area of Lake Phewa has many fine restaurants and hotels. Other activities you can do while in Pokhara are paragliding, canoeing, boating and visits to spectacular mountain tops sights where you can see great views of the Valley and the snow-capped mountains.
Nepal Volunteer Programs
- Teaching English in Rural Schools (Phnom Pehn, Battambang, Pursat)
- Teaching English Project (Qingdao)
- Paid English Teaching in China
- Teaching English Project (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra)
- Teaching English Project (Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara)
- Teaching Young Buddhist Monks Project (Kathmandu, Pokhara)
- Teaching Young Buddhist Monks Project (Everest Region)
- Teaching English Project
- Teaching Young Buddist Monks (Galle)
- Teaching English Project (Galle)
- Teaching English Project (Surin, Ayuthaya)
- Teaching English at a Monastry (Ayuthaya)