After approximately two years teaching the ‘traditional ways’, INTVS decided to introduce a new form of teaching that would run alongside the traditional teaching methods; teaching English with the use of music! INTVS general manager Xavier was the first to teach the new program and INTVS volunteers are now taught to teach using the same methodology. Volunteers first choose a (very) simple song, translate the song with the help of a coordinator, practice specific words, listen to the song, sing the song and then play a variety of games in which they practice vocabulary, pronunciation, reading and writing based on the chosen song(s).
There are no classes from August to October.
Volunteers stay in one of two shared dorms in a volunteer house, equipped with bunk beds and air-conditioners. There is also a common area equipped with a sofa, table and television.
Accommodation, food, orientation and support are provided.
Children with little to no access to English classes are taught English by foreigners. Their level is extremely poor and so the presence of the foreign volunteer teachers helps to improve the level of the teachers AND students.