Socioeconomic and Cultural Learning Programme-TSU
Songkhla, Thailand - Thaïlande - Projet permanent
Education - Culturel
- Volontariat International
- 04-01-2019 - 31-12-2019
- 4 volontaires
- 18-80 ans
- 14000 THB de frais de participation
Thaksin University is a public university in Southern Thailand. It is in Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla Province. It is about twenty kilometers from Hat Yai District. Previously, Thaksin University was a branch campus of Srinakharinwirot University. Afterward, it grew and eventually became a separate university. Thaksin University was established as an independent public university on 1 September 1996. The university name was granted by a Royal Decree of His Majesty the King, who graciously granted the university the name of Thaksin, which means “southern”. The aim of the university is encouraging and preserve the culture of Southern Thailand. In general, most Thai students cannot speak English even though they are a university student. It is a big chance to communicate with the foreigner. They can destroy their shyness and let them learn the culture. Now it is not only English is important to be in the world. The cultural diversity is also important.
Volunteers will be an English teacher, facilitator and friends to our students in various English activities called socioeconomic and cultural learning programme at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Economics, Thaksin University. 1. We aim to encourage our Economics students to practice their English with foreigners at least once a week. 2. Each volunteer will be assigned to talk to our students on different topics including 2.1) General information of his or her country and hometown 2.2) The economy aspects such as important products, main exports etc. 2.3) Social and cultural aspects such as ways of greetings, leisure activities, food culture and so on 2.4) Other topics which related to volunteer's interests such as sport, tourism, life experience, hometown etc. 3. Each volunteer could show some pictures related to the talk and then discuss or ask some questions to students. Student group: Volunteers will be working with 2nd to 4th-year Economics students in these modules: 1) English for Economists 1 2) English for Economists 2 (2nd semester) 3) English for Economists 3 4) World Economy 5) Thai Economy (Tourism part) 6) Introduction to Economic Research (Interview practice) Outdoor activities and excursion: We sometimes take our students to do some activities in the community, the city center, and some tourist destinations. By doing so, our students tend to be more relaxed and easier to learn and practice English more than in the normal classroom. Volunteers can help them to improve their English communication skills in different settings and fun activities. Semester time: 1st semester – Mid-August to end of December 2nd semester – Mid-January to mid-May Conversation English for Lecturer: This coming semester, we would like to add one more activity for new volunteers by asking them to have an informal English conversation class for our Thai lecturers. This activity aims to encourage our lecturers to practice English and to familiarise them to English and we hope to increase their confidence in using English for their future career. The help from volunteers will be grateful.
Logement & Nourriture
The volunteer will stay in the university or museum accommodation (the museum is one of the university department). • Nature environment, basic and simple. • Mattress, pillow, and fan are provided. • Thai toilet and bath. • No food and drinks except water in the sleeping area for your care because some animals such as the mouses, ants, will come to share your food. • Please keep clean and tidy. Volunteers expect to eat Thai food. Food will be provided by the staff.
Emplacement & Temps libre
There are many beautiful tourist attractions in Songkhla province. We would like to recommend the Hat Yai Municipality Park, Samila Beach, and Songkhla Old Town. Hat Yai Municipality Park – The biggest public park in Hat Yai city where the local people come to take a relax. Moreover, there is a big Buddha on the top of the Ko Hong hill around the area of the public park. You can take the public car at the park to the hill. There you can see the beautiful view of Hat Yai city. Samila Beach – The main beach of Songkhla province. There is full of history and storytelling about the Samila Beach and the small islands from the beach. Songkhla Old Town – The original town of Songkhla can tell many stories in that period. You can visit, find some typical food and take the photo with the beautiful walls and buildings You can find more information at: https://www.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand/Destination/Songkhla https://www.inspirock.com/thailand/things-to-do-in-songkhla-province
• Teaching clothes, every shirt needs to cover the shoulders, trousers for man and skirt for the woman, the skirt should cover your knees. Important! No camisole, tank top or shorts, you are a volunteer who respects the culture, not a real traveler. • Brogue shoe or canvas shoes • Medicine as you think necessary • Mosquito repellant • Cap or hat as Thai weather is hot. • Your traditional music and costumes (CDs, ideas for games/ activities). • Materials or sources (brochures, maps, souvenirs, pictures, flags, or handicrafts to introduce your country and culture). • Toilet paper (you can buy at the local shop in the village) • Sunglasses and sun-block cream
Respect culture, open mind, and love to learn and share