The Nepali English Teaching Program is an enjoyable and satisfying experience that offers volunteers a great opportunity to teach and interact with students who are eager to improve their English skills. Volunteers work primarily as English instructors in public or private Nepali schools in both urban and rural locations. Volunteers may also be asked to assist in other school activities such as sports and extra-curricular projects. As a volunteer in the English Teaching Program, you will be taking English classes for children of varying ages and ability. You may teach between 2 and 4 classes a day, and each period goes for 40 minutes.
Volunteers will be teaching 6 days a week with Saturdays off and any other public holidays. Most of the children in the private school system have advanced English skills but will benefit greatly from practicing how to form sentences and other grammatical training. Whereas children under the government school system usually have a moderate or beginners level in English studies. Class sizes can depend on the size of the school but generally the expected number of children per class is between 15 and 25. In government schools in lowland areas there may be more than 50 children per class whereas in mountainous regions class sizes may dwindle to less than 12.