ESL / EFL teacher
The Bukit Lawang Trust building is a community and education center where the local community and children feel welcome. English classes take place week day afternoons.
After the initial orientation, you will volunteer for roughly 4-6 hours per day during the week and a typical schedule is as follows:
8:00 AM Volunteers wake up and get breakfast. Breakfast and all meals are vegetarian.
Kindergarten lessons begin in the morning, with a half hour break in the middle; volunteers are responsible for only 45 minutes of kindergarten class, where we focus on learning through play and smaller groups.
10.45 AM - 12:00 PM Volunteers take a quick break, and then typically start on household jobs such as painting, maintaining, making signs, gardening, preparing lessons or working on personal jobs.
12:00-2:00 PM Lunch is served and typically volunteers eat together. After lunch volunteers have free time to relax, prepare lessons, or just sit and chat.
2:00 - 4:00 Afternoon English lessons are two one-hour lessons. Each class comes twice per week. Volunteers are required to discuss the syllabus with the head of education.
4:00-5:00 PM Most days have an extra class such as green class, which focuses on recycling and conservation topics
The Richard Cann Reading Room is available to volunteers, which is a resource room for learning about wildlife and conservation donated in memory of Richard Cann, a young conservationist who sadly lost his life in Sumatra.
Evenings and weekends are free to go into town, socialize with the locals, play music and cards, or to simply relax in a hammock at the school.
Program Fee $USD
4 weeks: $390
6 weeks: $640
8 weeks: $850
10 weeks: $1125
12 weeks: $1300
Yayasan Bukit Lawang Trust Dusun III, Timbang Jaya Jalan Besar, Bukit Lawang, Bohorok, Langkat Regency, Sumatra Indonesia 20774, Indonesia
0 years (beginners, too)
No degrees expected