Hua Hin Teaching and Beach

Give back to the local Thai community and spend time with local students as you teach English in schools in and around Hua Hin. And enjoy the beach too!

Teach youngsters in local schools in the morning and have a blast on the beach in the afternoon. This is a chance to do good and feel good at the same time. You will help students to broaden their minds and have a cultural exchange as you teach English and assist local staff with your own creative ideas, songs, games, and other fun activities.

about the program

This program consists of working with students in various schools teaching English. We have strong relationships with several child development centers, kindergarten, primary and secondary schools and the age of the students may be anywhere between 2.5 and 18.

Many of the schools are open to new concepts and approaches to teaching. This means that you may be able to share your new ideas and teaching strategies that might complement the local Thai teaching methods or style.

Our teaching program serves a dual purpose: of course, it is meant to help children in rural Thailand to have a chance to speak more English (usually even their teachers are not fluent speakers).

Secondly, it will give you an insight into the Thai education system, as well as a good chance to develop friendships with students and teachers.

You will leave the center between 08:30 and 09:30 depending on the school. Expect to teach for 2-3 hours. Lunch will usually be served at the school and you will leave school each day after the morning session.
The school shows respect to the King of Thailand through a ceremony daily and you might be asked to take part in this unique morning ritual.
Please take note of the long holidays (mid-March till mid-May and October) as well as public holidays. During such times you can join special classes and English camps that are regularly requested by the local community. In the event that the need in this time is at the local child development center, please keep in mind that you will be working with young children who will require a much different approach than primary or secondary school. Please use your creative skills through song, dance, games, and repetition to help young children to learn and enjoy their introduction to basic educational concepts.

Aims & Objectives

For this particular program, the aims and objectives fall under the jurisdiction of the Thai government. In recent years, the government has placed a continued emphasis on the teaching of the English language. Despite this, English literacy rates in Thailand remain one of the lowest in Asia.
Our aim is to continue to improve the children’s prospects by teaching them English. On the other hand, you will also gain teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!

Schedule of the Program

Monday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
Teaching
Lunch
Enjoy a local beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Center

Tuesday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
Teaching
Lunch
Enjoy a local beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Center

Wednesday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
Teaching
Lunch
Enjoy a local beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Center

Thursday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
Teaching
Lunch
Enjoy a local beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Center

Friday
Breakfast at Hua Hin Center
Teaching
Lunch
Enjoy a local beach
Dinner at Hua Hin Center

* This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

accommodation & meals

Location

Located just 280 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations for locals and Expats alike. It is convenient and ever-developing because it is where the city meets the sea. Here you will find scrumptious seafood, lively markets, never-sleeping bars, long beaches, and palm tree-decorated landscapes which have turned this former fishing enclave into a what is now a bustling town, brimming with anything and everything a visitor, tourist, or traveler could ever want!

Accommodation & Food

About the Accommodation

Our center is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms. There is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool for you to chill.

Food Arrangements

All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.

While we do our best to accommodate our participants, what we provide for most meals is local cuisine. If you are a picky eater, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation and you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby.

Please keep in mind that refrigerator space is limited and to prevent insect infestation open food items are not allowed in the rooms.

Orientation Day

On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarize you with the surroundings as well as local culture. Your program will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.

Schedule
Introduction meeting, House rules, Setting Expectations, Health and Safety Advice and handling of documents.
Thai Do’s and Don’ts, Thai Culture Lessons and Thai Language Lessons.
Tour around the compound and local area where to find local shops, and arrange a sim-card if necessary.
Visit Plearnwan Market
Lunch
Visit the beach

Activities & Events

Tuesday Evening
You will go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked and instantly served to you. Taste a variety of inexpensive street food.

Wednesday Evening
You will go to the night market in Hua Hin city. Try some of the delicious local food that is freshly cooked and instantly served to you. Taste a variety of inexpensive street food.

Friday Evening
You will go to the Cicada Market, a colorful night market offering freshly cooked food from different shopkeepers. Look around the many art exhibitions, see the local handmade products and souvenirs which are very attractive and listen to live music featuring local artists.

Sights & Surroundings

Hua Hin is a lively fisherman-town and popular tourist destination, and it has a lot to offer besides just sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming at its golden beaches. Not only are there plenty of seafood restaurants and other eateries to choose from, but visitors can also enjoy golf, spas, shops, markets (including a popular night market), and Hua Hin’s Vana Nava water park.

You might also consider visiting Khao Tekiab, a mountain at the end of the beach with a temple atop that overlooks the beach.

Hua Hin is also surrounded by beautiful national parks and you might decide to go slightly further afield to explore the likes of the Pa La-U Waterfall, located 60 km west of Hua Hin in the south side of the Kaeng Krachan National Park. Alternatively, 45 km to the south of Hua Hin is the mystical Phraya Nakhon cave for the more adventurous!

Holidays in Thailand

Here you will find programs that are not running on holidays or are replaced by another program. Local holidays can change due to local circumstances.

2019

Oct 14
Sports Coaching – Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi
School Placement – Join Temple School

Oct 23
(Wed)
Chulalongkorn Day
Sports Coaching – Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi
School Placement – Join Temple School

Dec 5
Sports Coaching – Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi
School Placement – Join Temple School

Dec 10
Sports Coaching – Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi
School Placement – Join Temple School

Dec 31
Sports Coaching – Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi
School Placement – Join Temple School

School Holidays
Oct 1 – 31
Sports Coaching – Summer Camp/Mid term camp
School Placement – Summer Camp/Mid term camp
Temple School Effort – local children have small English Camp
Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

2020

Jan 1
Programs not running :
Sports Coaching
School Placement
Karen Tribe Teaching
Teaching and Beach

Jan 16
Programs not running :
Sports Coaching
School Placement
Karen Tribe Teaching
Teaching and Beach

Feb 10
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Apr 6
Sorts Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Apr 13 – 16
Programs not running :
Sports Coaching
School Placement
Karen Tribe Teaching
Teaching and Beach

May 1
Programs not running :
Sports Coaching
School Placement
Karen Tribe Teaching
Teaching and Beach

May 6
Programs not running :
Sports Coaching
School Placement
Karen Tribe Teaching
Teaching and Beach

May 13
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Jul 6-7
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Jul 28
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Aug 12
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Oct 13
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Oct 23
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Dec 7
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Dec 10
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

Dec 31
Sports Coaching & School Placement- Join Temple School Effort
Karen Tribe Teaching & Teaching and Beach – Join Hua Hin Beach Combi

School Holidays

Mar -May
Sports Coaching & School Placement – Join Summer Camp / English Camp
Teaching and Beach & Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Summer Camp / English Camp

Oct – Mid November
Sports Coaching & School Placement – Join Summer Camp / English Camp
Teaching and Beach & Karen Tribe Teaching – Join Summer Camp / English Camp

Reviews Thailand

“My experience with GapXperience was perfect. I really enjoyed sharing everyday’s life of the children. All of them were so cute and so nice. The staff were really nice and friendly. It was an amazing experience, I recommend it.”

Estelle Schoeb

“It was an amazing experience. I’ve learned a lot and it really opened my eyes. The children were so beautiful and cute. The staff at the orphanage were very nice. It was the best experience of my life.”

Sophine Kooiman

“Very well organized and made sure we felt at home straightaway. The program was varied and interesting, we learnt a lot. Our coordinator made the whole program very easy. Contact was always available if needed and they went out of their way to help. Definitely going to recommend to others. Absolutely brilliant!”

Philippa Tilbury

“The program was top notch from start to finish. I could not have been more impressed by the quality of treatment I received and the support from GapXperience as well as the accommodations. This program was amazing!”

Anna Soboleva

“The program was well run. Our coordinator was a dream. She is the warmest and most caring person I met in Thailand. All the volunteers in the group simply loved her. I think GapXperience has great volunteer opportunities.”

Reena Malhotra

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Ash, Cody & Jess

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. You can apply up to 1 month before your start date. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these different currencies: £240, US$285 or €250.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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