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Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Paradanusorn School?
We are in Uttaradit City, Thailand between Chiang Mai and Bangkok, see map on the end of this page
How can I help?
You could help us in teaching basic English or Chinese like numbers from 1 to 10 for kindergarten kids or bigger numbers for kindergarten 2 and 3. You are also welcome to teach primary and secondary kids.
How long can I stay?
You can stay as long as you want but we kindly ask you to stay at least for 2 weeks as the introduction period is already 1 or 2 days.
Requirements to volunteer
We do not have any real requiremts but you should be able to speak some English or Chinese.
Will I be teaching alone all the students in a classroom?
No, you will not. We will always have a Thai teacher with you in the classroom and you will teach together with other volunteers. We will separate the students into small groups, depending on how many students we have.
Can I call myself a teacher?
I am sorry, but you can not call yourself a teacher, as you are not having the required qualification and experience.
Will I get a volunteer certificate?
We will issue a volunteer recommendation letter which has a higher value then a voluneer certificate as we are including your tasks and will mention your motivation and learned skills.
How long do I have to volunteer per day?
You only volunteer in the morning from 08:30 until 11:30 from monday until friday. In the afternoon you can explore Uttaradit/City.
Do you offer any special adventurous activities?
We are able to offer tours to the Waterfall, Jungle Trips, Caving tours and swimming in a river. Besides this, we have many sports clubs here in Uttaradit.
How can I contact you?
Either use the "Contact us" menu option or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact us via whatsapp +66 86 814 5929 or via Wechat.
Do you use Facebook?
Yes, we use Facebook and we have uploaded many pictures and videos about the volunteering projects. Please visit the "Volunteer Thailand" Facebook page.
Do you use Instagram?
Yes, we do but due to the limited function on Instagram, the postings are only limited. Search for "volunteerparada" on Instagram.
Do you use Weibo (Chinese Facebook)?
Yes, we are active on Weibo. Please search for "Paradanusorn"
I do not have a teacher qualification
For volunteering, a teacher qualification is not needed but you are able to obtain an International English Teachers Qualification (TEFL/TESOL) during your stay with us. The Paradanusorn School is part of the International Teachers Association and the TEFL FOR ME teacher institution and they offer an International English Teacher course, online and on-site.
Make your dream come true and travel around the world, teaching English.
How to I get to my apartment, when I am arriving?
We will pick you up from the Sila At train station in Uttaradit and drive you to your apartment.
Can I make a donation to support the school?
The school always welcomes any donation and you can decide for what it should be used.
Please visit our donation website.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
What age group will I be teaching?
You will be mainly teaching Kindergarten kids from 3 to 5 years and sometimes primary kids from 6 to 11 and secondary kids from 11 to 15.
I have a question, not mentioned on this FAQ webpage?
Please contact us via email, email@example.com. We want to make sure you are happy to come to us and that your questions are answered.
The apartments are either double or twin bedrooms, ensuite with a balcony.
You maybe have to share a room (same gender). The apartment is only 670 meters from the school (walkable distance).
What will I teach?
You will be teaching basic English like numbers from 1 to 1000, colours, animals, the alphabet, basic math, time etc.
Lesson plans and materials will be provided plus we have a teacher/volunteer briefing before the class starts.
I do not speak Thai.
Good, because we want you to teach English. The kids will understand basic English and we encourage you to speak English to them and not Thai. They need to learn English and get used to the English sound (sounds are different in English compared to Thai)
How to get to Uttaradit via train.
Your destination is called "Sila At" train station in Uttardit and not Uttaradit train station as we have 2 train stations in Uttaradit.
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