Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Teaching at Community Learning Center

The main intention of the Community Learning Center is to offer the community members, youths and specifically for the children having opportunity to develop their English language communication skills. This gives the children a special benefit of positive way of spending their time rather than spending over time in playing and doing unnecessary activities in the villages. FUN-Nepal’s Learning Centers offers English language instruction and cultural interaction program between volunteers and community children. The main motto of this activities are that improved language skills and making habit of positive learning attitude among the children which lead them to good citizen in long term.
Being able to consolidate classroom knowledge with a native or very good speaker of English might have tremendous communication advantage and sharing cultural aspects between learners and instructors which enrich knowledge of both sides.
Volunteers typically spend two to three months in a language program which is offered to the Nepali community year-round. The maximum class-size may be 8 to 10 students. Volunteers will teach classes from 6 am until 10 am and from 4 pm until 6 pm, Sunday to Friday. Dynamic nature, positive attitude, and qualified volunteers with previous teaching experience are preferred. However, the fresh and new learning attitude volunteers are also provided opportunities to perform their talent.
First of all, the introduction program is held among the learner and instructors prior to teaching at the Learning Center for making family atmosphere. After that volunteers will receive one week of Nepali language and cultural training for adjusting with Nepali community. To further ease volunteers into Nepali life and their placement they will stay with a local Nepali family located within a half-hour from the center and there will be FUN-Nepal coordinator to help with any queries or requirements.

• Teaching and tutoring children in English, Computer or volunteer can choose any subject in which they are good at.
• Developing a creative environment for children through crafts, games and sports.
• Organizing hygiene awareness or cleanliness and sanitation program for students.
• Teach English (1-2 hr- morning and 1-2 hrs- evening) in the village resource center.
• Organizing games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative activities.
• Taking kids on educational tours and organize seminar/presentation about new places may be of your own country.
• Helping kids to do homework, and help them to increase their extra knowledge besides they get academically.

Skills required: You must have good English (but not of very high standard). If volunteer have any related experience in teaching school will be given plus point. Volunteers must observe the rules and regulations of the school and be respectful as well as polite to the teachers and local people.
Program Dates – Flexible i.e. the minimum time for the program is 2 weeks and the maximum length of stay is 5 months.
Accommodations - Volunteers will have to stay at Nepali home with traditional Nepali families (host family). The accommodation is typically Nepali and based by Western standards, often with traditional Nepali toilets and showers.

Food - Breakfast at around 7 am which consists of a cup of tea and biscuits. There after lunch is served at 9:00 to 9:30 am and is usually dal/bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables). Dinner is at 6:30 to 7:00pm and is once more Dal/Bhat.

Suggestion: Volunteers can bring along teaching materials such as picture books, grammar book, dictionary, instruments, flash cards, art supplies, toy games and songs, globe, map, country flag or anything volunteer wants to bring.
Project Location: Tropical village not far from large town with all basic facilities. (Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara -If needed we can arrange placement all over Nepal)
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