Looking for help in the small school with speaking English and reading in Alor Setar, Malaysia



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    Good day dear workawayers!
    I am Mister Lim and I am a headmaster of a little primary school. My wife and I are parents of two sons in the age of 14 and 18. My little boy is totally into singing and music and my elder son can’t be more different as a Buddhist devotee. Meditation, gardening and music are noticeable found in our daily routine.
    Since the education system has been changed in Malaysia we are motivated to engage our students to be more independent and competent in the English Language in every subject. We are looking for volunteers who could give us a hand in my school to change the mentality of our students and teachers in a more emancipated way. We need someone who could teach English to our students and teachers. And in addition who is interested in having a musical exchange in form of music sessions with my son (singing, piano, guitar etc.). My son can show you some Chinese tradition music, my wife could show you Chinese, Malay and Thai cooking and my elder son could tell you a lot about northern Buddhism.
    My school is surrounded by a beautiful padi field and everything is pretty calm and quiet in Alor Setar. I hope you are interested to be part of our family and willing to experience a very simple Chinese-Malay lifestyle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning from our lifestyle will be beneficial in how to keep inner peace and how to live healthy. They could learn different types of food and cultural life in Malaysia. Volunteers are able to visit some natural attractive places in Alor Setar and the beautiful island Langkawi nearby.

  • Help


    help with speaking English and reading!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

  • Accommodation


    an own room in the rooftop with a fan and three delicious meals per day

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 144268494486