VOLUNTEER TEACHING IN THAILAND
On this summer break, I went to Chiang Mai, Thailand to teach English in a local public school. In this school, I taught grade 1 to 6 from morning until the afternoon. My favor part was stayed with the kids and played games with them. This is why I want to study education major in university.
This experience demonstrates that challenges have been undertaken. It developed new skills in the process, such as how to plan a lesson and how to make the kids listen and follow your instructions. This activity was challenging for me because I never taught grade 1 before. They are too small. This experience also trains my communication skill. I can’t speak Thai, so it was quit challenge at first to let the grade 1 student understand what you want them to do.
This experience also demonstrates the skills and recognizes the benefits of working collaboratively. I need to teach with other 2 TAs. One of them can speak Thai. It is useful in some situations to help us translate some sentences. Working collaboratively can provide a lot of advantages when you are teaching a large class. For example, grade 5 and 6 will share the same classroom when they have Chinese class.