Come, Help me at my English academy and Experience Wonderful Javanese Hospitality




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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Hello Workaway'ers

    My name is Agus Widodo, I'm a 52 years old I am a Junior School teacher and I have been running my own English Academy (English course) which I started back in 1988. The academy is attached to my house, located in the center of Candiroto District in Temanggung region in Central Java.
    I live with my wife, a daughter and two sons. All of my family members speak good English. My wife is also an English teacher at Junior school . My daughter is a university student and my 1st son graduated from vocation school last year. My youngest son is attending the fiifth grade of elementary school.
    I am also a core member of local tourism organization where we work to promote wonderful Javanese tourism sights.

    The place where we live is not so much crowded. We have amazing weather because the area is surrounded by rich vegetation, hills and mountains. There are coffee, rubber and tea plantations everywhere. If you are a coffee lover, indeed you will experience some of the best original coffees in the world. There are also many amazing valleys and wonderful waterfalls, hills, and many world famous temples. Our location is also very close to some Indonesia's major touristic sights like Dieng Plateau, Borobudur Temple, Prambanan in Jogyakarta which you can reach in a reasonable time.

    At present I have less students and I was teaching more than 2000 students since 1998. I have devoted my life to learn and teach English to the people in my community.
    This is my life long passion: to see everyone around being able to speak a decent English, getting a qualitative higher education and achieving good jobs.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The traveler may enjoy many natural places, traditional dances, how to cultivate the coffee, tobacco, tea, rice field plantation. The traveler can also enjoy some different taste of coffee and tea.

  • Help


    Our English academy is small in size with a limited number of students (10-15) every day. So it's easy to teach them. We would expect you to help us mainly with ...
    1. Conversation
    2. Help to improve grammar
    3. Providing new vocabulary
    4. Motivate to achieve higher Education
    5. Promoting our English academy directly to the local people and online

    All of my students are coming from village areas and they have limited English skills, so we need to motivate and improve their will power. This English academy is free of charge for the truly poor students but if anyone is willing to pay, they are welcome. Our students are coming from different levels and backgrounds, that's why they need special attention sometimes.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Indonesian

  • Accommodation


    My family is more than happy to welcome you and provide you with a modest accommodation at our house. You will get your own room with common shared toilet (squatting). Our Javanese house has very basic facilities with water supply from the mountain.
    We will also provide 3 Javanese meal per day or you can shop by yourselves ,the price of everything is cheap because the traditional market is only 50 metres away ,you can also cook by yourselves .We have motor bikes and a car to take you around and if you want to go further visit certain fantastic places,just fill enough gasoline,gladly we want to accompany you.

    Please bring your personal stuff such as towel ,soap, shampoo, body wash, medicine etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You have much time to go around for sightseeing, the transportation is fairly easy. Although the Home Stay has just been published, the volunteers who visited us were impressed visiting the natural places and the comfortable neighborhood.
    We expect that the volunteer can help us to become a famous place to learn English. Our neighbors are all very friendly. They always do welcome the guests, domestic or foreign.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2-3 hours, 5 days

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