Have a cultural exchange and help my students practice English in Central Java, Indonesia

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  • Description


    My name is John :) I live at Ngadirejo with my wife and son.

    We are located at the center of Central Java, about 3 hours from Yogyakarta. The area is surrounded by majestic volcanoes, mountains and rice fields. Here we are famous for our coffee, tea and tobacco plantations, along with our hospitality.

    I am an English teacher. I taught in Vocational High school and now I retired but I teach at home for the private students . Most of them do not have enough chance to communicate in English in their school. Even they rare see people speak English in their English class.

    On weekends, we invite you to visit the interesting places around Temanggung and neighboring towns such as Borobudur temple at Magelang, royal palaces in Yogyakarta, Dieng plataeau at Wonosobo,

    Not too far from my home you can see beautiful hills, traditional arts, dances, exotic resorts, Tea Plantation , do mount climbing, play traditional music and visit beautiful waterfalls. Near my village. New temple which is now explored by the archeologists of my regency which hasn’t finished yet. Actually it is very huge temple it is the second hindu’s temple after The temple in Dieng Plateau.

    Fortunately, most of the volunteers were happy to stay with us . I am a Host of Workawayers since 2013 If you are interested in visiting us you can stay for weeks, or months. If you are a volunteer from Europe who speak English or an English native speaker, I am waiting forward to welcoming you at my home at Temanggung. It is of course, a safe town to stay. It is not tourist area so not so many foreigners ( tourist ) in my town. We invite you to look at our reviews :)

    We can have 2-3 volunteers to stay together. in Indonesian houses with friendly neighborhood and sometimes, wi-fi connection.

    Warmest Regards for all .Thanks
    John and Family

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can learn about Indonesian culture especially Javanese Cultural, they can learn about traditional performances (dance and music). Volunteers can explore the are, here we have many coffee, tea, tobacco and rice plantations. They can learn about the various foods we have to offer.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    You can join in with English lessons at my home and help the students to practice their English. Spend time with my students and have conversations through English. My students will take you to explore the area and you can share stories and your adventures with them. My students will also invite you to their homes to stay and meet their families. We are very easy going and we just want you to be a part of our family while getting to know the students in the area.
    Reading books, story books or whatever books you have please bring them for us. Beside that I am also collect stamps and coins from all over the world.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers will be provided with a room and meals.

    You will be staying in different houses while you are here. You can of course stay with me at my home, but you will also have the opportunity to stay with some of my students and spend some days with them and their families. Most of our previous workawayers enjoy this variety of different connections and find them very enriching.

    You will get to try various traditional Javaneese food such as fried rice, porridge rice, fried tofu, tempe, buntil (made of taro leaf) and various local fruit and vegetables.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can take the flight to Yogyakarta and get the shuttle bus directly to my home because the bus will pass my town, the destination of the bus is to Tegal or Pekalongan it will pass in front of my home
    In your daily activity, if you want to go somewhere you Will be taken by my students to wherever you want to go, or you can stay in my student's home, You will be close to all people surrounding by doing sports, playing games, music and visiting nice places. Your coming really makes them happy because they can practice English with you.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 178282539396

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