Helping out by meeting, sharing and talking with local youngsters at our English school in Dumai



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    Welcome to GEC Dumai and thank you for visiting my profile!

    I am Muchsin, fifty four years old English teacher. I am originally from Medan, Sumatera Utara. I live in Dumai with my family; my wife and my four daughters. I have been running an English course named Grand English Course for more than twenty years. This is the private English course which giving the English lessons to local people here. this is the first English Course which has an English speaking practice with foreigners as one of compulsory program hence anyone who dare to speak English with foreigners must be my former students or my students. I currently have around forty students. I emphasize speaking in my teaching program, thus I really need foreigners or volunteers to help the students to improve their English, your presence is absolutely needed and I highly appreciate.I have hosted a lot of volunteers and other foreigners. So, if you are interested in joining my English course and spend times in Dumai, please feel free to visit my English course. I will pick you up where ever you are in this town.

    I find workaway is one of the best site to support my English course program in which I am strongly encourage my students to be able to speak English fluently. Besides that, I am eager to help any volunteer who want to spend time, share experience and learn the local culture of Dumai by hosting them. Through workaway I also want to make a good networks among workaway members and those who have the same program as mine. Everyone who needs a host in Dumai can drop a message to me. I provide free bedroom and common facilities, help volunteers to book the ticket with the local price and as the exchange I ask them a favor to join my classes to help my students with a real English conversation but I don't ask you to be a teacher, just having a free talk that my students will ask you simple questions about your self, your country, your journey and any things else.

    I have hosted many volunteers and other foreigners from all over the world. In Dumai, the volunteers and foreigners not only help teaching English but also spend their time with the students for instance hanging out, sight seeing, sharing the local culture, having traditional food and going to the night market. Some of the couch surfers also celebrate their birthday with the students and of course taking a lots of pictures :-D

    I don't mean that you guys have to be a teacher. It doesn't matter with us whatever you are. And also we need both native and non-native speakers.
    I host NOT ONLY workaway guests but also COUCH SOURFING and WARM SHOWER guests.

    IMPORTANT PS: We are really sorry for every late response. It is due to our poor internet network here. Many of your messages arrived late in to our device even sometimes we didn't receive any notification for many times. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Language practice

  • Help


    Work here is very easy and relaxed. You'll be joining classes throughout the day and answering question about yourself and interacting with our students. Even though they are shy sometimes they are very interested in meeting and sharing with foreigners.
    Hopefully you can stay for at least one to two weeks, if you'd like to stay longer we'd be very happy.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Indonesian

  • Accommodation


    Your staying with us in our comfortable house and have your own bedroom. We provide a room with bed specially for travelers. The travelers will not share room with us (host), but sometimes share room with other travelers. Because sometime, I can have more than one traveler at the same time. I need not only teacher but also non teacher just for speaking practice with our students to improve English skills and for encouragement.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Your stay here is completely free :)

    We are located in central-eastern Sumatra. From here a ferry runs to Malaysia.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Depending on the amount of classes 2-5 hours spread over the day

Host ref number: 856493449334