Though no teaching experience or skills are needed, interns joining the English-teaching program in India should have an effective and competent level of the understanding of the English language (both written and spoken). Interns are expected to be flexible and patient as well as possess a passion and love for teaching English.
- Intern's responsibilities
In the English-teaching program, you either work as an independent teacher or as an assistant to an English teacher. You will be teaching in government schools (most likely). If IFRE cannot find placement in a government school, the participant will then be teaching in either a semi-government or private school where each school has an English teacher. As an English teacher in India, interns will teach conversational English through by the books or educational materials designated by said schools.
Interns may also organize games, art lessons, singing, dancing, as well as other creative, educational and extra-curricular activities. Interns may also assist children with homework as well as monitor academic progress. Schools may seek the assistance of interns with help in other, on-going academic activities or administrative duties.
One of the most distinguished features of IFRE's internships in India is the guidance of supervisors. IFRE will assign a qualified supervisor to provide assistance for all interns throughout the duration of their chosen internship. Individuals filling the role of supervisor are usually either the director or chosen staff member of the project which interns choose. During your time as an international intern, you will be assigned a number of duties which volunteers also perform (in this sense, there are very few differences between IFRE's volunteers and interns).
In the internship, you will select a particular area of your interest related to teaching English and explore the issue further with the help of your assigned supervisor. Please note: the project supervisor does not develop internships as this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects. All participants should be proactive to ensure the ultimate success of their internships. Supervisors will provide at least five (5) hours each week to make certain that interns are adequately guided.
IFRE arranges room, food, and supervision for interns from the beginning to the conclusion of said program. During the first week's language and cultural immersion program, interns stay in IFRE's hostel in Guna Gao (Delhi) where cooks prepare Indian food (Nan, curry, Dal, chapatti, rice, and pickle). For the duration of the internship period, participants stay with host families.
IFRE arranges separate rooms as well as a communal bath for interns staying with the host family. IFRE maintains a local staff, office, vehicle, and their hostel in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR. Most of IFRE's partner schools are located within a 20-mile radius, ensuring IFRE to meet with interns as necessary. Interns will also have 24/7 access to IFRE's office and the mobile numbers of the in-coordinators. IFRE's staff members will also visit each intern in 1-2 week intervals as a part of said program.
IFRE's internships in India begin on the first and third Monday of each month. IFRE is proud to offer the same services offered by our competitors but at a highly economical price (nearly 50-175%). Furthermore, we at IFRE do not make six-figure salaries. What we DO is work very and effectively to keep costs down for individuals seeking and international internship. We remain constantly devoted to maintaining both the quality of our programs and ensuring the safety of our international interns.
Here is a brief summary of the program fee and services that IFRE offers:
- IFRE is a 501 (C) 3 organization, so your program fee will be tax deductible as provided by law.
- IFRE application fee: US$349. The application fee covers advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries).
- What's Included in Program Fee:
* 4 days: US$329
* 1 week: US$504
* 2 weeks: US$625
* 3 weeks: US$753
* 4 weeks: US$881
* 5 weeks: US$1009
* 6 weeks: US$1137
* 7 weeks: US$1265
* 8 weeks: US$1440
* 9 weeks: US$1568
* 10 weeks: US$1696
* 11 weeks: US$1824
* 12 weeks: US$1950
* India Language Program Fee: US$ 250 for one week.
Language fee covers Language and cultural training, food and accommodations for 7 days, training materials (books, paper, orientation package, TV, video, trainers), cost of local sight seeing/tourist site arrangements, recreational activities, village stay/host family, cultural programs and additional activities, travel related expenses (one week orientation), insurance.
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