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Volunteer in Nepal - Teaching English in Buddhist Monastery

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Recruiting Organization: Everest Foundation Nepal (EFN)

This program is designed for people who are interested in religious culture, to teach English in one monastery for a period of two months or more. Volunteer Society Nepal can provide longer stays upon request. Volunteers will teach English to the monks, both young and old, for around two to three hours per day. In turn, the monks will share their knowledge and culture with the volunteers. Meditation practice, as well as field trips to Hindu and Buddhist holy sites, will be included in the program.

For the first one week, the volunteer will take intensive language classes, as well as teacher training, at the EFN Office, in Kathmandu. The monks will be able to speak both it is really a matter of the preference; however, most people find Nepali easier to learn. will visit holy sites around the Kathmandu Valley. After one week, they will be placed in a host family near to the on the availability of place stay in the monastery, where they will stay for a total of six weeks or more. This program combines religious research, through an experiential approach, with volunteer English teaching. Due to the fact that the monks spend their lives inside the monastery, this program provides them with the amazing opportunity to learn English, as well as experience another culture, from an international volunteer.

As a volunteer in Nepal teaching English to Buddhist monks in a monastery, you will primarily work as English instructors to the monks. You’ll teach English to monks 2-4 hours a day. You are encouraged to hold discussions and debates as this will greatly increase the ability grasp and speak English. Daily activities may include:

  • Teaching English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Planning lessons and curriculum development
  • Leading classes to teach basic conversational English
  • Organizing extracurricular activities such as dancing, games, music, sports, art, etc.
  • Helping monks with their homework
  • Assisting monastery administrations
  • Fundraising for the monastery
  • Helping around the monastery

Note: in addition to teaching, you’ll also be allowed to sit, observe and learn about the rituals, prayer ceremonies and meditations inside the monastery and learn about Buddhism from the monks.

https://www.volunteerworldnepal.org/program/teaching-in-buddhist-monastery/

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Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
Women
Education & Literacy, People with Disabilities, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Purano SinamagalKathmanduKathmandu, 44600Nepal

(27.71725,85.32396)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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