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Teaching in Palawan, Philippines
Teaching in Palawan, Philippines

Teaching in the Philippines

Help the local children of Palawan improving their English language skills at a local school.
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    Overview

    We have noticed that the children within the community don’t have much chance to learn or practice the use of English. That’s where you can help!

    You may find yourself contributing to a primary, secondary or high school in and around the municipality of Aborlan on Palawan Island. This means your potential students could range from grade 1 to grade 12 and are between the age of 7-18.

    The teaching program is organized as an informal English class which allows you to arrange a variety of activities such as music, songs, playing games, arts, sports, conversation exercises and grammar exercises.

    Get creative but always keep in mind that everything should be based on teaching practical English for everyday situations in a fun and engaging way!

    An important component of this program is the cultural exchange that will occur. The children at the school are always very interested and keen to learn more about your family, country, culture and way of life. Therefore, we highly encourage you to bring a lot of pictures from home as they will be very much appreciated by the kids!

    Objectives

    • Improve the village children’s educational prospects and widen their cultural interactions
    • Give you invaluable, practical experience in teaching
    • Assist the local staff by providing an extra hand
    • Develop your teamwork and creativity skills through practical work

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Aborlan (Palawan), Philippines
    Palawan is a special island dotted with fishing villages and surrounded by beautiful blue sea. The scenes contrasts perfectly with the emerald green jungled mountains which form its landscape. Our accommodation is located in Tigman Village in Aborlan District, a small and laid back area just outside of Puerto Princesa City.
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival

      CJA (Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Early in the morning or evening

      CIX (Captain Carlos Martinez de Pinillos International Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Pick Up from airport 0:800-10:00 and 18:30-22:00

      If this is your first day, an orientation will take place in Cajamarca before program transfer

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      Monday - Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Teaching English at the school and arranging activities
      • Lunch
      • Teaching English at the school and arranging activities
      • Preparing lessons/activities for the next day together with the local coordinator
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Minivans depart close by every 1-2 hours. At bus station, change to tricycle or taxi to the airport (1.5 hours) for earliest flights Saturday Afternoon
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Upgrade to Private Room - 1 week$120
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredNo
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Optional: You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class!
    • Modest clothing (covering the knees and shoulders) is required for school
    • You should wear normal shoes or sandals, no flip-flops are allowed

    Food

    The food will consist mainly of local Philippine cuisine (lots of vegetables, meat, egg and rice) and will be served on site at this accommodation.

    Accommodation

    This center houses all participants in their programs around Palawan. It is built with many natural elements and have a tropical beach look to them! You’ll be sleeping on bunk beds and we have limited laundry facilities, so expect to wash your clothes by hand, unless you’d like to use the laundry service here for a small fee. Due to our tropical setting, WiFi service may not be what you are used to at home. It is limited and sometimes inaccessible due to weather, so having your own local SIM card and purchasing data through the GLOBE network may be your best option for staying connected consistently while you are in our local village. Please be advised that due to jellyfish in the water, it is unlikely that you will be able to swim at the beach close by the accommodation. There is an area near the river or on the other side of the village, which is about a 15 minute walk away, where you will be able to enjoy some time in the water.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Palawan Teaching

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$350/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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