Alison Buckley, Specialist SaLT and Elklan Tutor tells us more about her experinces in the Philippines!
Watch the video to see what life there is really like and then you will really appreciate the full extent of what Alison is doing...
"I have been teaching the Let’s Talk with 5-9s course to a group of learners here in the Philippines and they have been particularly interested in how to make vocabulary learning more visual using strategies like Word Maps and exploring Word Wise strategies. I think there is an emphasis on rote learning and using written language to learn English as a an additional language here, so it has been good to think about taking things back to basics and making sure the pupils understand the vocabulary and practise using it verbally before expecting them to write it.
A big thank-you to Elklan for all their support - both financially with subsidising the cost of books and shipping but also being on the end of an email to support me and help me get the level of teaching right for the different groups of staff.
I can definitely recommend volunteering abroad! I have learnt so much already."