Opportunity for Workaways to teach Languages in a village temple with the support of local monks in Kandy, Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

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    We are a family driven guesthouse in Kandy. I am Krishan, , work as a guest house manager and my brother is a English teacher. We (Me, My brother and chief monk of the temple ) conduct Language programs in our village temple in order to enhance communication skill in children as a charity work. We are guided by the head monk of the temple and advice us. Our main idea is to provide language skills (English, German, Japanese) . We have been practicing this many years and we came to know about workaway concept and we look forward to get support from you,This is our main help.

    Meanwhile with the support of monk, you can learn Buddhism. Since you are staying our family run guest house,you can learn local culture , cooking style.We are very close to kandy , so you can visit many places easily , Please send us a massage to check the availability
    We have separate rooms for you and we can accommodate 2 person at one time . You can share our meals, however you have your own kitchen which is good to maintain your own diet if you need. WiFi is available every places .I can take to show unseen local places in my bike.
    Teaching lessons will be 2-3 days per week with 3-4 hours per day.Students are aged 18-22.there will be 7- 15 students in the class.

    Krishan and Dani

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is an opportunity for people looking for a good place to settle down for a while and learn Buddism. Locals and foreigners can meet and learn languages, culture and more. The English level in the region is very low, so it’s the perfect place to practice your Sinhalese culture , and to teach English. The locals here are incredibly warm, welcoming and kind people. People here will go out of their way to invite you to their house for lunch, on a hike on the weekend or to have a beer with them and their friends. The culture of the region, and of Peradeniya means that family and friends are at the center of all free time.

    ! The locals are not used to foreigners, and they are always fascinated by foreigners . If you are open to it, they will gladly share their lives with you, and get to know more about you.
    The area around peradeniya, while relatively untouched by tourists as yet, is thriving with natural beauty. Even Though it is quite suburb, it is Just 10 minutes drive towards the mountains, you will find spectacular hikes ending in magnificent waterfalls, and with any luck you ́ll see wild birds, animals and much more along the way! Everyday is an unknown adventure here. There are also a few well respected tour companies who take people on great days out too, rafting, horseback riding and climbing.

    In our English class, we have students from 18 to above. most at basic levels, The only requirement we have for our local students is for them to be willing and motivated to learn English. That is why we have this place, only people wanting to learn languages, explore cultures and learn about the world can participate!

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    your concrete task is to speak with students, You dont need to teach grammar. If you can do some funny activities with them , then that is really nice. Just 3-4 hours per day. The class will be held on 9 am- 12.30 noon, Sunday Monday and Wednesday.
    Your work will depend on your skills and the length of your stay. We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 1-2 weeks to avoid too much turnover and disruption to the English classes, but we can make exceptions for 1 weeks depending on your skills.
    You don't need to be a teacher (but experience with people, teaching etc. will help), we are building a method to follow, and we will go over training and give you tips and info on how to teach English.

    Then you have whole day off, you can learn and talk with people monks and even we can travel nearby attractions

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in our family run guest house, comfortable dorms, with fans, TV and private bathroom and double size bed is available.,
    Guesthouse Facilities:This is our family run Guest house , so you’ll have all the facilities . It is 2 km away from kandy city, and 100m away from the temple

    - Chapel
    - Social Areas
    - Laundry Service
    - 4-person dorms
    - WiFi and TVs
    - Outdoor Kitchen

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    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, 3 days a week

Host ref number: 662976259445