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Polar Star English School

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 - 56 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 22 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Volunteering Vacations  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 400 US Dollar (USD)

The village where it is located is quiet and beautiful. People from different castes and creed are living here. They are friendly and helpful. Most of the people are engaged in agriculture. They have got their own culture and tradition. Now, the students are learning in this school from class Nursery to class Ten. The total number of students is 500. Most of them come from nearby villages. Majority of students are from lower class. About 25% of them are getting scholarship. There are 27 staffs working in this institution.

Overall administrative as well as academic activities are heading by our principal Under him all the teachers and other school staffs are working in friendly and co-operative way. School runs from Sunday to Friday in a week. Saturday is the rest day and school remains closed on that day. Every Fridays, we conduct different extracurricular activities including Singing, Dancing, Sports, etc. after Tiffin Time. Four Terminal Examinations are conducted in a Year. Once a year we go for educational tour. Reasons to need for volunteers. As all the teachers are Nepali, the students are not getting chance to know about the different parts of the world.

If we had volunteers from foreign countries, they would get chance to know about their countries which would be more fruitful rather than studying in the books. Direct interaction with them would help the students to study more interestingly. On another hand, most of the students are weak in English conversation. English is now international language and common means of communication. Most of the books except Nepali are taught in English language. For these reasons, we think it would be helpful if had foreign volunteers. We would also get opportunities to exchange our views and ideas with them.

Whom will I be teaching?. You ask an interesting question. The answer is as broad as the entire school, or maybe just a few classes. This is something that will be sorted when you arrive and meet with the head master: this meeting will investigate your English level- where you feel comfortable teaching, and how many classes you what to teach a day.

What should I teach? The reality is- you may be taking over a class that a regular teacher has taught. In this case, simply go ask them what the lesson plan is, where the materials are, what needs to be covered for the tests. If they give you a "volunteer" class, you write more of your own lesson plan. These grammar classes have texts, and after a few days of sorting it out- you will see what needs to be taught. And at what speed.

When will I learn?. Your schedule will be sorted with the head master, but expect to teach at least three classes a day. One of these may be a morning English class- and the others are regular during the day.

I have never taught before. This has not stopped many volunteers before you! Many volunteers have never even taken an education course, crazy as it may sound. The volunteers in the past rely on their English, common sense, and an unexpected visit to Grammar School memories of how those teachers taught us.

Games, memorizing tactics, homework level, expectations, etc. Rest assure the children here are wonderful, motivated and ready to help you teach (wild thought I know) in any way. Being on the teaching side of school, you gain a whole new perspective of school. Relax, and do your best.

What can I else do? Do not worry: there are plenty of things to do - if you are finding yourself bored. Take more classes. Also, the children love after school activities: drawing, painting, sports, chess, music, etc. They will come, in masses and entertain you for many hours after school. Along with all that, the office always needs a hand to write up reports, tests, revise and edit, or simply use a little Western organization.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2008
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M17927, National Group is a community-based organization, non-profit organization without any Political or religious affiliation and registered in Chief District Administration Office Kathmandu. It co-ordinates local and international work camps with community groups or institutions in need of voluntary labor or...

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