IMPORTANT TO KNOW!
We are looking for long term volunteers up to 5-6 months (1 semester!)
But you are always welcome to come and visit us, meet our students and give a motivational speech about importance of speaking English.
I have been assigned as the school principal for a year and a half. This school, I can proudly say, is definitely as progressive as its name. We have earned several achievements since the school was established, making it a ground-breaker among educational institutions. Having Islamic background in our education doesn’t make the teachers limit whatever they want to teach at class. Instead, the teachers encourage the students to be open to the world and beyond, so that our students are not only spiritually solid, but also intellectually strong.
As a private school, we always try to provide the best for our students in every way we can, such as: school curriculum, textbooks, facilities, as well as the teachers.
Our school is located in a small city, called Sidoarjo, where you can find people of different background of religions and tribes from all over Indonesia. Our city is also close to some of Indonesia’s famous natural landmarks, including the iconic East Java’s tourist destination, Mount Bromo. You can experience the balance between nature and urban development at the same time in this environment.
We have had English speaking teachers from different countries (China, Ghana, Germany and Estonia), and who knows, maybe you’re the next!
By settling in Islamic boarding school, you can learn about local culture and religion at the same time. You will get to know how Islam is practiced in Indonesia, how students in Islamic boarding school learn, as well as the life of Indonesians themselves.
Out previous volunteers have participated in many events, class trips and even short movies.
We want to give you the real local life experience!
We are looking for a native English speaker with a high motivation to help our students improve their English speaking skills. You don’t need to have a degree in teaching or education, nor obtain a teaching certificate, but you are required to be creative, active, and innovative in conducting learning and teaching activities in the classroom.
About the help:
You will hold classes from Mon- Fri (depends on the schedule). Weekends are free so you can travel and discover Indonesia.
You are going to teach senior high school students. Your main task is to hold speaking classes in purpose to motivate students to speak English. You will be given a student book, but feel free to be creative to use your own materials and ideas. Students are always very curios and active especially if the teacher is foreigner! :) We are very open to hear your ideas and always ready to help you!
You will also have a local teacher assisting you in case some sentences need to be translated in Bahasa.
In one class there are usually 20-34 students. Male and female separately. Duration of the class is 1h and 20 min.
All three meals will be provided for you! Breakfast and dinner you can eat in school. For the dinner you would have a pocket money which is enough to have a good meal. Also you house will have a kitchen with all needed facilities.
There are no fees for the workawayer! Food and accommodation are for free!
We will provide Workawayer a house near school. You will stay in a residence surrounded with friendly neighbors and have easy access to foods and public facilities as you will have a motorbike you can use. Indonesian food is absolutely irresistible with their rich spices and pack of flavors.
Your house will have nice and cosy living room, with wifi, TV and water dispenser. 2 bedrooms with fan or A/C, king size bed and shelves to keep your personal belongings. Kitchen with all needed facilities. Bathroom with squat toilet and pocket corner. Neighborhood is peaceful and safe. Friendly families around :)
During the time off, it is very recommended for you to spend time strolling around the city. You will also be able to participate in school’s activities and programs, including but not limited to making documentaries with students, joining a cooking class, and engage in casual discussions in our English zone.
I have been living in Sidoarjo for my entire life. So far, we have accepted several volunteers and they agree with me that Sidoarjo offers warm with stable weather and the irresistible and mouthwatering food. Most importantly, the city welcomes foreigners and treat them well that they long to be back to Indonesia again.
I only wish that the people can speak English better so they can actively interact with the foreigners. Who knows, your visit may be very beneficial for the growth of the city afterwards!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week