Teach English in Bangkok, Thailand 2019 (August-September)

Opportunity type:

Ref: 10003060

Eligibility

First & second year undergraduate students are eligible to participate on this opportunity. Successful applicants are required to be native English speakers, and are likely to be studying for TEFL qualification with #DMUglobal or have a demonstrable interest in teaching. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 10 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 5. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one extra-curricular trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.

Description

DMU students have the opportunity to join the Summer Teaching English Programme in Thailand, based at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU) in Bangkok, the beautiful capital city of Thailand. As part of this five-week programme you will help teach SSRU students English language, and you will also be immersed in Thai culture.

The Summer Teaching English Programme will help SSRU’s Thai university students improve their English. You will play a vital role in the creation of an English-speaking environment for undergraduate students and you will get to know them and learn about their lives and culture.

The programme runs for five weeks and the normal working week is Monday through to Friday, except Excursion Wednesdays. Weekends are free for you to enjoy.

Morning classes operate from 9:00am to 11:00am. Afternoon classes operate from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The day ends at 3:00pm and is often a great time to chat with your Thai counterparts and learn more about them. On Excursion Wednesdays you will get to explore Bangkok’s major tourist attractions via a series of trips around the capital.

Cultural activities

Weekends are free for leisure activities and you can explore different parts of Thailand, including the islands, where you relax on the beaches, go diving or snorkeling or visit the many temples or markets. You can also choose to take short courses, for example Thai traditional massage, Thai cooking classes or Thai Boxing (Muay Thai) classes!

SSRU will also offer the cultural training as part of the orientation in week 1, and a weekend trip to the beach in week 5.

Travel and accommodation

Flights for this opportunity will be booked independently by the student. SSRU will provide hotel accommodation at the SSRU Palace Hotel, airport transfers and local transportation.

Contact details

Visa information

British national will require a Thai visa, and SSRU will provide documentation to support your application. Proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You can request for visa support letter my e-mailing #DMUglobal at dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk .

You must ensure that you apply for your visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Saturday 17 August 2019
  • Return date: Saturday 21 September 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel: £600
  • Students will also be required to pay for: visa, cultural visits, food and drink
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £400
  • Deadline for application: Monday 18 February 2019 9am