Feel the early morning tropical sun on your face as you journey to school through lush, swaying coconut groves. See your students rush eagerly through the swirling kaleidoscope of teeming streets to start their studies. Experience one of the most generous and warm-hearted greetings on earth as the local Kerala people welcome you into their vibrant community.
Welcome to Kerala 'God's Own Country'!
Whether you are a gap year student, graduate or taking a career break, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to teach English in India!
Fantastic and affordable placements available for volunteers wishing to teach English to kindergarten, primary, secondary or higher students in tropical Kerala and Tamil Nadu provinces.
Whether you want to upgrade your resume, embrace the exhilaration of Indian life, gather valuable teaching experience or build new life skills, these internships offer something for everyone.
Upgrade: 120hr TEFL qualification + 4 month internship for Just £690
You will live as part of the local community and help with teaching duties at your assigned school in Kerala or Tamil Nadu province. Your role will be to help local children and teenagers improve their English skills. You will introduce knowledge of your country to groups of extremely eager students and also promote cultural exchange with the local teachers.
School starts at either 8AM and ends at 2PM or 9AM and ends at 3PM. In between, the children have intervals and lunch break. Once you are finished with the school day, you are free to explore the local sights and sounds!
Kerala is bustling, lush coconut palm state on the west coast of India.
It is renowned for its rich culture, hospitality, blissful beaches, green hills and beautiful vegetation making it a paradise for tourism.
The area boasts temples, rivers, mountain ranges and coconut groves with diverse wildlife sanctuaries and sprawling spice plantations.
Literacy in Kerala state is 100% and the courtesy and hospitality of the locals is famed through India.
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) voted Kerala as one of the best three destinations in the world.
The climate is balmy and tropical with temperatures ranging from 27 to 32 degrees on the plains to around 20 degree in the highlands
If you are a gap-year student, graduate or on a career break and would like to give something back to a generous, warm-hearted community, then this program is for you.
We are looking for candidates who can help make a difference, share their culture and make a positive contribution to the students of Kerala and Tamil Nadu!
This internship program is open to applicants of UK, USA, Canadian, EU, South African, Australian or New Zealand nationality.
Couples and friends are welcome to apply!
All you need is love (of adventure), a little spending money and four free months for a lifetime experience!
Longer interships can also be arranged so contact us for more information if you want to extend your adventure volunteering in India!
What is TEFL?
TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language and once you have completed a TEFL qualification, you can teach ESL abroad in a wide variety of countries. There are a few different types of courses for teaching English in Asia, the UAE and many unique destinations, however TEFL and TESOL courses (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) are the most common.
How do I learn TEFL?
You can learn TEFL in a number of ways including university courses and even internships in various locations such as China and Argentina. English Language teaching allows you to broaden your horizons and gain experiences you will not find anywhere else. Learning TEFL will allow you to embark on various different adventures including teaching in Asia, South America and the Middle East and considering global language training is becoming increasingly popular, international schools are always crying out for additional ESL teachers.
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