ACROSS THE WORLD: English for child development
Description: "Veo-Veo" is the first language studio for children in Kursk, which aimed at the child development through teaching English language with games, songs and art. This summer for the second time one-week program for young learners will be organized, and the participation of international volunteers is necessary, so that children realize they can communicate in foreign language with people from different countries, backgrounds, cultures and traditions. For Kursk it is an excellent example of volunteer activity and cultural exchange, that draws attention to the importance of such projects for kids in the city.
Type of Work: The program will consist of 5 working days with 2-3 hours of lessons in the morning and 2-3 hours in the evening with a break for lunch. In the class volunteers are expected to play active games with children, make some crafts, sing, play board games and, most importantly, encourage kids to speak. All students are aged between 5 and 9 years old; they have been studying English for 2-3 years already and got used to speak only English in the classroom. Volunteers are going to be accompanied by a teacher to help with understanding, discipline and organization. Some open classes for small citizens will also take place in the park close to the office.
Study Theme: For volunteers there will be organized a city tour, a visit to the History Museum and art gallery, trip to the Iocal historical village at the weekend, workshops on traditional cuisine and decorative painting, etc. And don't forget about the opportunity to learn some Russian in exchange! ;)
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in the rented two-room apartment, which is located just 5 minutes from the Veo-Veo office. Volunteers will cook breakfast for themselves at home (all products are provided), while lunches and dinners will be organised at the cafe.
Language: A good command of English is required (min. B2).
Requirements: Please attach a motivation letter to your application.
Approximate Location: The city of Kursk is one of the spiritual and cultural centers of Central Russia. It is located 530 kilometers from Moscow, so it takes around 5 hours by train to reach the place (which can be called rather close distance on the scale of Russia ☺). All volunteers will be met by the host organization at the train station in Kursk.
Notes: Please, prepare some activities/games/workshops which can present the culture of your country for young learners. All other materials for classes will be provided.