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Teach in a bilingual English and Hungarian kindergarten bordering Budapest, Hungary

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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Helen, and I am the founder of the Montessori kindergarten in Fót, Hungary, located just 20 Km from the center of the capital city of Budapest. Our school's mission is to enrich children's experience through the Montessori method, which allows them to be free and independent. We also believe that learning English and interacting with people from different cultures is very important at an early age, and this is why we offer this opportunity for young people to stay with us and introduce their culture and practice English with our children. At the same time, we hope our volunteers will also have great experiences in Hungary and learn a bit about our culture.

    My husband, Mark, and I always look forward to meeting and hosting enthusiastic, intelligent individuals who enjoy spending about five hours each school day interacting with kindergarten-age (3 to 6 year old) children. Your main task will be to guide these children in their constructive play activities using native or advanced English to help them explore the world, and assist in other school programs under the direction of our English-speaking kindergarten teachers. Our volunteers preferably have had some experience, either professionally or personally working with small children. Knowledge of the Montessori method is a plus, but not required.

    We ask volunteers to commit to spending at least six weeks with us, as young children need the time to become familiar and bond with new volunteers and interact with them comfortably.

    We offer comfortable accommodations -- a small studio flat/apartment with private bath, washing machine and kitchenette that could be shared by two volunteers -- school breakfast and lunch and friendly, supportive English-speaking staff. There's a school gym space in the building suitable for yoga, dance or other exercise. We help our volunteers to become familiar with the local culture and how to get around and make new friends.

    There is regular, affordable train and bus service into Budapest, a nearby nature preserve ideal for jogging or walking through the woods with panoramic views from the top of the hill and a new outdoor 800-meter running track a short distance away.

    We can offer volunteer opportunities throughout the regular school year -- from early September to mid-December and from early January to mid-June -- and during our six-week summer program from mid-June to the end of July. Our school is closed in August.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers have the opportunity to get to know local Hungarian teachers, parents and others. My husband and I want our volunteers to feel at home, and we enjoy helping volunteers explore the local area, Budapest (about 30 minutes by train) and other nearby areas. We occasionally offer home-cooked meals or visits to interesting restaurants.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Your main task will be to guide children in their constructive play activities using native or advance English to help them explore the world, and assist in other school programs under the direction of our English-speaking kindergarten teachers.

    We ask volunteers to commit to spending at least six weeks with us, as young children need the time to become familiar and bond with new volunteers and interact with them comfortably.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    On-premise studio flat with bathroom/shower, kitchenette, washing machine, Wi-Fi. School breakfast, lunch and snacks. On weekends and holidays we do not provide food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located about 20 km from the center of Budapest. There is excellent transportation by train or bus to the heart of the city. Our team is young and friendly, and everybody speaks English. We look forward to hosting you here.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Approx. 5 per school day

Host ref number: 559629289528

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