Are you a dedicated teacher aspiring to get training and experience in English teaching in India? Do you want to upgrade your resume, embrace the exhilaration of Indian life, gather valuable teaching experience or build new life skills? If YES this internship offer is for you.
(Registration Charges apply: Contact us to take advantage of YMC's competetive agreements)
Why Volunteer as an English Teacher with YMC?
TEACHING in INDIA Volunteer program is aimed to give
international teaching experience and exposure to teachers/undergraduates/ESL/TEFL/TESOL holders who aspire to accomplish global teaching skills. Teaching in India provides teachers or
prospective teachers a life time opportunity to develop and demonstrate their ability to assume the responsibilities of a full-time English teacher in kindergarten, primary, secondary and high
Where is it?
English teaching venues are in Kerala a lifetime destination of breathtaking beauty, located on the west coast of India. Kerala is renowned for its rich culture, hospitality, back waters, serene beaches, green hills, beautiful vegetation and impeccable law and order situation which all make it a paradise for education and tourism.
What is the structure of the educational system?
Schooling has been conducted in three different stages - Primary, Secondary and Higher secondary. There are 12,310 schools having 6726 lower primary (LP) schools, 2968 upper primary (UP) schools and 2580 high schools/higher secondary schools. The Primary grade is classified into Lower primary (grade 1-4) Upper primary (grade 5-7) and secondary grade from 8 to 10 is called High school and 8 to 12 is called Higher secondary school. There are Seven Universities and 592 Colleges and other private colleges in Kerala imparting education. Besides these, there are Medical, Engineering and Agricultural colleges. Kerala schools and colleges posses better physical and basic facilities compared to those in other parts of India. Literacy of the people in Kerala is 100%. Teaching in India will help to show the value of understanding the world's unique cultural heritage to Indian school/college students. Teaching in India will be a good opportunity for interns to introduce their country's wonderful heritage to younger generations while deeply involved in cultural exchange activity in India. One will be surprised to see that in every district in Kerala, at least 10 to 50 schools and colleges either administered through the channel of government or private sectors. The curriculum of Kerala schools is a mixture of State/ CBSE/ICSE syllabus which is a choice open to the students.
What makes it special?
At dawn it is curious to watch children carrying school bags and swiftly walking through bustling traffic jam to reach their schools in time, an amazing scene of eagerness of the children in their pursuit of knowledge. Usually the schools start at 9.00 am in the morning and ends at 3.00 pm in the evening. In between children have interval and lunch break. Normally the schools function for 6 hrs in a day. Some schools even start at 8.00am and ends at 2 pm keeping the same teaching hours and interval.
How many languages in India?
Astonishingly India is a floodgate of numerous languages. There are 18 official languages and 96 unofficial languages. A child at the level of 1st grade (6 years) has to study state language (Malayalam), national language (Hindi) and English along with subjects like mathematics, social studies, science, arts, computer science, moral science etc. So a child at the level of 1st grade onwards has to learn 3 languages at a time and no one can see this unique feature in any stream of education or any form of education anywhere in the world. In some schools children have the option to select a foreign language (mostly French and German) as their optional third language.
What is the status of a teacher in India?
Indian teachers occupy an elated status in the society. Teachers are highly respected in the society as torch bearers of divine knowledge and responsible for moulding the future of younger generation of India. In Indian society children are taught to respect their parents first and then their teachers. In the status of hierarchy the teachers are second to parents. Children are indoctrinated to imbibe the Indian philosophy of Matha, Pitha, Guru, Daivam, (Mother,Father, Teacher, God).
What one can expect from this Volunteer Placement?
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