Come to teach English and Physics in Sumatra, Indonesia



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  • Description


    I am a physics lecturer in the education faculty of Riau University located in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. I want to prepare my students for the future by helping them to become confident with their communication skills in English. To this aim, l sometime give my physics lessons in English. Oral communication in English is not problematic for me, but I am not comfortable with writing. This is why I asked one of my ex-volunteers to help me with writing my profile and handling written communication.

    My students are more enthusiastic about practicing English when they can exchange with foreigners. Therefore, I am looking for mature and open-minded individuals who can interact with them. The interactions can take the form of presentations about your country, seminars about your domain or expertise (physics and engineering are highly valued), informal discussions, English grammar lessons... The minimum commitment period is two weeks and about 12h/week are expected to be spent with the students. In exchange, I will provide you with accommodation in a simple Indonesian house.

    I am also setting up a non profit organization to give the opportunity to local people to interact with foreigners and improve their English. To help me with, I need people that can commit for a minimum of three weeks and accept to teach English for about 4h/day, 5 days/week. When the level of the students is sufficient, the lessons take the form of conversations and language practice. This option requires strong dedication. As a reward, I will help with funding your flight to Pekanbaru in the limit of 75 US $ and provide you with 3 meals per day.

    Please come to Pekanbaru and make a difference by sharing your skills and experience with my students!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will become part of the local culture and discover aspects of Indonesian society that traditional tourism cannot offer you. Interested in exotic food? You will be surprised by the Sumatran dishes. If you are interested, I will bring you to visit local attractions or more remote places during the days off (Muara Takus, Bono river ...)

  • Help


    Exchanging with my students about various topics and motivate them communicating in English, give English lessons, help with administrative tasks...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Malay: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private room in a simple Indonesian house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    People here are very friendly and will always smile to you. You will feel as a rock star as many of them will spontaneously come to you and ask for a selfie.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 282815131821