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Batusangkar-West Sumatra
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1-2
Category: Other
Host ID: 19907
Country: Indonesia

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Last Updated: July 9, 2020

I run private English school for children aged between 10 and 19 years old in a small city in West Sumatra. My goal as the principal of the school is to provide youth from my region with the English skills required to communicate better in the modern world, and therefore provide them with better opportunities in their lives.

I would like to welcome any fluent English speakers under the age of thirty to come assist my teachers in the classroom. You would help immensely by having simple conversations with the students and give them a real English speaking experience inside or outside the classroom.

All the students are very welcoming and curious about my visitors and I am certain that you will have a great experience while interacting with them. You can expect answering all their curious questions, pose for pictures and be invited for lunches, snacks and dinners.

Classes in my school run from 2pm to 6pm and mostly consist of two lessons/classrooms per day. I would also like to invite you to visit government schools in the mornings, where you can help me by talking with students there and promoting my after-school English program.
In return for your efforts, I will provide you with accommodation in a private room next to my house with its own separate entrance, private bathroom and a balcony with views of the mountain range. Apart from that I will provide you with breakfast, dinner, and unlimited coffee. Dinners are prepared by my wonderful wife Noufie and you will be able to taste true local cuisine.

Additionally, if you are able to drive a scooter, I can provide you with one to get around for a nominal fee. This way you can explore surrounding areas in the mornings before the classes.
In your free time I would like to introduce you to the local culture and will help organize your visits to places worth visiting nearby my town of Batusangkar (a rather small town at the center of Minangkabau culture). This town is surrounded by mountains, lush jungles, tropical plants, and vast rice fields.

No credentials are required. Do not worry if you donít have previous experience in teaching. Your presence in the classroom and your efforts in encouraging students to have simple conversations is still very valuable.
I hope to host you at my place and MY TEACHING STAFF's village and introduce you to my family, friends and unique culture of West Sumatra.

Please note that we are unable to host couples that are not married, as my family and I are Muslim and it conflicts with our beliefs. Thank you for your understanding.


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