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Teaching Advice: New Ideas

We have just completed a successful week of training with our volunteers who are going overseas this summer, as part of the workshop we ask volunteers to think about teaching and planning lessons. We had some great suggestions from different people throughout the week that we thought it would be nice to share, check them […]

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Volunteer Co-ordinator: Katie

Katie is volunteer co-ordinator for our team of volunteers going out to Thailand in July this summer, she volunteered with VESL in 2012 for six weeks. Check out her advice below! My name is Katie and I am a team leader for July 2014. I studied Human resource management and law at Keele University, but […]

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Volunteer Co-ordinator: Becky

Becky is our Volunteer Co-ordinator for the team of volunteers heading to India on July 19th, last year Becky spent four weeks volunteering in a primary school in India, find out more about her experience and recommendations below! I’m currently a sociology student in my second year at Manchester Metropolitan University. I love photography and art, […]

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Volunteer Update: Bob in Sri Lanka IV

You may have been following Bob’s blogs, he is currently in Sri Lanka and in his last week he arranged an English concert at the school to celebrate all the hard work the students had put in over the last six weeks. You can catch up on his previous blogs here.  Today’s blog is the […]

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Volunteer Update: Bob in Sri Lanka III

You may have seen some of our past updates from Bob who is in Sri Lanka at the moment on a long term placement (for the third year in a row!), if not you can check them out here. Bob is coming to the end of his placement and has e-mailed to tell us about […]

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Volunteer Update: Bob in Sri Lanka II

You may have seen our last instalment from Bob, who is currently in Sri Lanka (for the third time with VESL!), if not make sure you check it out here! We received a lovely email from Priyanthi, the English Teacher, at the school Bob has been placed in just after Bob’s last update: He [Bob] […]

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India: A Volunteers Guide From Start To Finish: Part 4: Teaching & The School Environment

“I would definitely encourage anybody to take part in this volunteering project. It has been an amazing experience and I have learnt so much from it. It feels so good to be a part of something that gives to communities that have very little, but appreciate every little thing they have and are always smiling. […]

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Student Leader Blog: Running an English Camp

Check out this blog post written by Student Leader, James Hallworth, about running an English in Phayao Province in Thailand. We encourage volunteers to assist in running one camp as part of their project whether that is for students or for teachers, here James talks about running a camp for over 180 teachers! During your […]

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Teaching Advice: Ice breakers

Having a number of icebreakers up your sleeve can be incredibly useful! They  can be used initially to warm up a class  or to form a ‘break’ between sections of a lesson. They can be used as a way to introduce yourself to a new class or to introduce a new topic. Entering a new […]

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Teaching Advice: Learning Styles

All of us learn using different learning styles, so it is important as a teacher to ensure that you are  incorporating  these styles into your classroom practice. This way you are giving the pupils in your class the best chance of being able to understand the lesson  as well as keeping them engaged and interested! There […]

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Volunteer Diary: Saying Goodbye & English Day

Olivia Higginson has written her final blog for us as she has just finished her placement in Kerala, India. VESL would  like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all Olivia’s hard work and for writing blogs for us! My placement has finished and I have tearfully waved goodbye to all my new […]

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TEFL ORG UK

Worried about teaching English overseas? Don’t have much experience of teaching? We have teamed up with TEFL ORG UK to offer all VESL volunteers a 23% discount of their on-line and practical courses. To find out more about their courses, download their brochure. Interested? Just send us an e-mail (info@vesl.org) and we will pass your […]

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Video Diary: Thailand Rural School Project

Andrew Durrant and Sandeep Rajgopal volunteered in a rural hill tribe school this summer. The school they volunteered at made a thank you video for them, check it out to get an idea of what it would be like to volunteer in Thailand! (more…)

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Video Diary: Life in Thailand

Jodie Thackray volunteered with VESL in Thailand in Summer 2012, here she has put together an excellent video of her time there, from teaching in school to eating crickets! Jodie recently graduated from MMU and is a freelance film-maker, photographer and artist – check out her website. Thailand 2012 VESL from Jodie Thackray on Vimeo. […]

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