Hey, I'm Kunduz. Founder of English school in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan and young, outgoing mom of two beautiful kids. My daughter Alina is 4 years old, and son Abbas is 2 y.o. It's been difficult both work and look after my kids, since we don't have granny's (((. Karakol is one of Kyrgyzstan's major tourist destinations, serving as a good starting point for the excellent hiking, trekking, skiing and mountaineering in the high central Tian Shan to the south and east.
We have beautiful nature, gorgeous mountains, and amazing lake Issikul out here. Our school have been working for 5 years. Our school is located in the center of the town, it's easy to catch up a taxi or "Marshrutka"(mini buses) here. Bazaars, coffee shops, cafes are very close to our school. In our office we have 4 classes, supplied for teaching. I have done everything by myself. I was an exchange student in the US a long time ago. And I'm a lawyer, but I like more teaching English, that's why I started my own school. Every summer we organise summer camp for kids on the lake for 10 days, and day camp in the a town for kids (7-14 years). Also, this year we just started teaching English for pre-school kids. We are ready to learn and discover new things with you guys.
P.S. our students would love any new activities.
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If you love to discover the world, Karakol is waiting for you!!! Our culture and traditions are very interesting and full of stories. Since Kyrgyzstan was a part of tge USSR, we have different nationalities here, a lot of Russians, Uzbeks, Uigurs, Dungans, Kazaks. Almost everyone speak Russian. Our nature is very beautiful!!! Mountains, waterfalls, the lake, rivers, hot springs, canyons. Also you can do paragliding, hiking, trekking, swim in the lake. Our cuisine is delicious and different, we eat Russian food and Kyrgyz, Kazaks, Uzbeks as well. Our people like farming, so 50 % of population have animals ( cows,horses,sheep,even fishes), also big gardens. So everything is natural and organic. Fresh milk, meat, fruits, vegetables. In Karakol located museums, a zoo, animal market, bazaars, skiing base, parks. I think and hope that you will love our little town and the school. See you soon!!! P.S. everything is not so expensive, for example: one bottle of soda is 25 soms( 1 US dollar=68 soms)
Dear volunteers, We are looking for creative, energetic, open, people who could teach our students English, art, craft, sports (soccer, volleyball, beisball), because our students don't have a chance to practice their English with foreigners, English speakers. They looove foreigners)) sometimes I ask some tourists to do talking clubs with our students, after they were so excited about it. Our students are very nice, and open. Some of them are attending our school for years, and their English is pretty good, they need more practice, than only grammar. We also have adults group, they will be very happy to practice as well. From the capital to our town it's about 400 kilometres, we will pick you up from the bus station.
We will provide you a host family, you will live with one of our students family. Some of people don't have all facilities, like shower,bath. But most of people at least have "Banyas"( sauna), or public shower, banya. You will probably have your room, or share a room. Kyrgyz people are very nice, and hospitable. We love guests. Since Karakol is good for tourizm, there are so many cheap hostels. If you will go to the camp on the lake, than you will be provided with a room, 3 times meal, lake e.t.c.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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