We are offering a very exciting two or four week English language course which will improve your communication skills, life skills and self confidence, in a fun and dynamic way. Using your English language skills and any other skill you may have or wish to develop, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in a local school or NGO in Rishikesh, India.
Our programme is:
The learner is at the centre of his or her own learning- not the syllabus, teacher or course book.
Learners are expected to engage in meaningful dialogue with each other throughout the lessons.
Learn how to use body language, eye contact, empathy, active listening, to promote real dialogue.
Involves each student preparing a project in English based on their volunteering experience which they will present to the whole group at the end of the course.
What is the Asana language learning philosophy?
The Asana school of English embraces a holistic philosophy which recognises the importance of developing and supporting the whole person. We place the learner at the centre of his or her own learning . We believe in active learning, the contrary of passive learning where students are spoon fed ‘information’. We encourage our students to be curious, think for themselves and to discover (through experience) their own personal learning styles and to take responsibility for their own learning.
Different learning Styles
There are many different learning styles (Visual, auditory, kinaesthetic etc.) and multiple intelligences. Therefore, it is necessary to incorporate many of these elements into classroom activities. We endeavour to make use of story -telling, drama, music, songs, rhymes, movement and games as a way to stimulate our learners in a fun and effective way.
As part of the English language programme you have the option of volunteering at one of our underprivileged schools or NGOs in Rishikesh.Our volunteer programme has been set up in conjunction with our teacher training and language programmes to give you the opportunity of participating in meaningful and sustainable educational projects in India. Volunteering is an excellent way of developing self confidence, life skills and an in-depth knowledge of another culture. Volunteer projects that are truly sustainable ensure that your work is going to be of benefit to individuals, families and communities now and into the future. Work experience that is gained from projects developed to benefit others, is incredibly valuable. Not only are you developing skills that will serve you in your life such as: self reliance, empathy, pro- activeness, decisive thinking, tolerance (during moments of apparent chaos!!), resilience, compassion and a sense of solidarity with your co volunteers, you are also providing a service to people who are greatly in need of your support and solidarity.
About our Volunteering option
When you study English with us you have the option of volunteering at one of the schools we are already working with. Useful skills for volunteering are : teaching kindergarten children, first aid skills, sewing, arts and crafts, music, martial arts, sports, games, story telling, drama, dancing, reading to the children and teenagers at our schools. Our language students can also help with school office work: newsletters, translation, web site work, helping with sponsorship programmes etc. If you have any special skills such as photography, film /documentary making, journalism etc. Please let us know in advance! We will be able to help you create your own special project which will enable you to use your own talents for the benefit of the school/organization.
Daily Schedule:- Monday to Friday
9.00 to 10.30 - English class
11.00 to 15.00 - Volunteering
15.30 to 17.00 -English class
Date: 4th Sep. 2017
Date: 15th Jan. 2018
Date: 29th Jan. 2018
Date: 12th Feb. 2018
Date: 26th Feb. 2018
Location: Rishikesh India
Date: 28th Aug. 2017
Date: 22th Jan. 2018
Date: 19th Feb. 2018
Location: Rishikesh India
YOU DO NOT PAY to volunteer with us. Your fees cover tuition costs, accommodation, transfers etc.
We ourselves are involved in teacher training projects with underprivileged schools and some of your tuition fees for your English Language programme will go towards giving free training /teaching to local India teachers who work in poor schools.
included in the price
Airport pick up from Dehradun Airport
Orientation in Rishikesh
Registration and course materials
Certification (upon successful completion of the course)
Free, simple, shared accommodation for duration of course
One day trip (Admission to monuments not included in the price)
An An opportunity to volunteer in one of our local disadvantaged schools /NGOs
Not included in the price
Health and medical insurance (compulsory)
Admission to monuments