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The Program:

Our students come from local villages, and sometimes even make a two-hour trek to school.

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Fluency in English is increasingly important for Nepali children to gain opportunities in today’s globalized world. Currently, English classes are taught in Nepali by local teachers who lack the resources and training to help all students have their needs met.

This greatly limits the opportunity for growth and future success for students in these remote villages. ESL (English as a Second Language) Students often receive rote style instruction instead of engaging, diverse language lessons from native (or fluent) speakers. This greatly limits both the engagement and understanding of students, but with the use of games, songs, and, most importantly, immersion in the English language, volunteers greatly improve students’ language skills and, in turn, their lives.

Because of the great distances students often trek to school, attendance rates are often much lower than they should be. Because of the diverse teaching approaches of foreign teachers, local students are often much more interested in, and engaged with, the lessons of our Trek To Teach-ers. When our Trek to Teach-ers are on site, students are far more eager and able to learn, and learn well, from a fluent English speaker.

Based on the school’s need, and your compatibility, you will either be teaching K-5 or 6th grade – 10th grade. You may also be asked to teach elementary math, social studies and basic science classes. Some of the villages have local preschools that you can also volunteer at during your spare time.

We will do our best to ensure that you’re adequately prepared for this work. The material you will teach will be from students’ textbooks (given to you upon arrival). Trek to Teach will provide you with 5 Skype-based lessons prior to leaving your home country to develop curriculum planning and presentation. Upon arrival in Nepal, you will have an orientation to learn about Nepal’s education system, culture, language, and best practices upon arrival to your village and school. Your task is to connect with the students and teach them in the best possible way. Do you have what it takes?