Teach English Location: Dharamsala. Project Duration: 1 to 12 weeks.

One of the most significant problems for young people in India relates to a lack of education. While the population is more than intelligent, there aren’t enough opportunities for everyone to thrive. Our teaching English programs are designed to turn that situation around and let volunteers use their skills to change the lives of these disadvantaged students.

If teaching English has been your passion, you will enjoy teaching the language as a volunteer in India. As an English teacher you will enjoy working in partner institutions and on independent projects.

You will find students who are eager to learn, learners who are excited to be taught by foreigners and in a conducive learning environment. The atmosphere is quite good, you will love it and it will be an exciting time helping the children polishes their skills in English and at the same time improving your English teaching skills.

Most of the students are from Himalayan Mountains who has not a sound knowledge of English. Here volunteers work with a specific aim and their work is to reach the desired goal.

Most of the schools in the villages have a small number of students; therefore you will not be exhausted as happens in learning institutions with higher numbers of learners. The numbers are manageable and again the students are eager to learn.

They appreciate being taught by native English speakers, they learn the language in an original setting unlike in their rural setting where it is influenced by the local accents.

You do not have to be an English teacher to volunteer in this program, given that it is only an attempt to give the children a different perspective of the language, one is not required to offer an in-depth knowledge of English grammar, all that is needed is accuracy and a willingness to motivate the children to improve their English speaking, reading and writing skills.

Study materials are provided in the iSpiice volunteer house but for those who may have their own, they are encouraged to bring them along.

 Volunteer Teach English programs in India - Volunteer Teaching in IndiaWorking as an English teacher in India is an opportunity to sharpen your skills and also help the less privileged children in society. It is also an opportunity to inspire children, and motivate them to learn the language and also work hard in their studies. Children love to learn from a foreign individual. Volunteers teach them with fun, so they feel more interest in English.

To be a volunteer as an English teacher, you need a sound knowledge of English grammar. Also, need the interest to meet with new children and people. As an individual, if you want to start as an English teacher in India, it is so easy. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to improve your skills too.


"I highly recommend iSpiice to anyone wanting an experience with volunteering in India. I was lucky enough to stay with iSpiice and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The staff are so friendly and caring and made the experience even more enjoyable. I have become good friends with them allmany of the volunteers I stayed with. I was very pleased with the low cost of the program and how well I was looked after. Not only is iSpiice an amazing way to volunteer, but it also gives amazing opportunities to explore the rest of India with many extra tours. ISpiice is an amazing opportunity to volunteer and experience India while at the same time having a really enjoyable and memorable experience. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience India in such a special way. I will never forget my time spent with the team, and I can’t wait to go back and to do all over again."Georgia Rodger, Australia

  • Teach independently or with a partner
  • Work in schools, community groups or one-to-one
  • Be a role model for the children
  • Raise awareness of the need for regular schooling
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Organised and good planner
  • Enthusiastic
  • Cultural sensitivity