Teaching Children in Schools in Madurai

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Country: India,
Type: Teaching & Education,

Teach conversational English and a choice of subjects in India. All teaching is very much appreciated, so you can combine your teaching with Music, Drama, French, German, Arts and Crafts or Sports. You can work in nursery, primary and secondary schools, with delightful children who are very keen to learn. The secondary schools are mainly ‘Matriculation’ schools where it is compulsory that all lessons are taught in English. You may also be able to incorporate your own interests and specialities into your teaching schedule. This project is totally flexible.

You'll assist a teacher in the class for up to a week, then, once you have gained confidence and feel comfortable in the classroom, you will be able to become involved in lesson planning and take classes on your own. 

You can teach a range of subjects in combination, or teach English or Art only. The choice is yours.

The children are always fascinated with volunteers and want to learn as much as possible about you. They love to hear stories about you, your family and where you are from, so it is ideal to take pictures, maps, magazine articles and photos of your family and friends with you. You can also use these as excellent resources for a lesson to promote discussion and interest.

Teaching Art subjects is an excellent way of engaging children’s imaginations and encourages them to communicate with few constraints.

You may also have the opportunity to teach sport for an hour each day at one of our larger schools. The sports on offer are badminton, volleyball, throw ball, football, cricket and even swimming.


Please see website for more information on school term times

You'll either live with a host family or in our volunteer flat, depending on which project you’re doing and the number of volunteers there at the same time as you.. In either accommodation you may share a room with another volunteer. If you have a preference for either a host family or staying in a flat, we will do our best to accommodate you.


In host families Breakfast and dinner will be provided and prepared for you by the family and is mainly local fare, allowing you to taste a varied selection of delicious south Indian dishes and exotic fruits. You will need to make provision for your own lunch.

If you stay in the volunteer flat you will be provided with a food budget giving you the option to either cook for yourself or sample the local restaurants. Eating out is extremely cheap in Madurai. There are two supermarkets within walking distance of the flat, selling everything from groceries to clothes and also a well stocked fruit and vegetable department.

Many of the hotels in town have roof top restaurants offering incredible views across the town with the dramatic Sri Meenakshi Temple silhouetted on the skyline. Most restaurants are good quality and you can sample North Indian as well as South Indian dishes along with a small selection of Western food.

Vegetarian food is plentiful.


1 Week - £495
2 Weeks - £595
3 Weeks - £695
4 Weeks - £795
6 Weeks - £995
8 Weeks - £1,195
10Weeks - £1,395
12Weeks - £1,595
Extra Weeks - £100

Start Dates - All year round (subject to school holidays) - you choose your start and finish dates!Duration2 weeks to 1 year, subject to visa requirements

Requirements -Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm). If you're teaching English, you must be fluent in English.

What's included -
►Meeting you at Madurai Airport 
►Transfer to your accommodation 
►Transport to and from your project 
►Full pre-departure support 
►Local in-country team support and backup 
►24-hr emergency support.

What's not included - Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.

Who can do this Project? - All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17.


Contact Details



Caravelle House, Goring Road,


BN12 5HY

Telephone 1: 0207 193 6835 (From within the UK) or +44 (0) 207 193 6835 (From outside of the UK)

Website: http://budgetvolunteering.com/india/teaching-madurai.htm

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