• South Korea
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Year Round
Small Group (1-15)


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Jul 05, 2017
Jul 03, 2018
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About Program

Track 1 encompasses the English tutoring portion of TNKR’s volunteer services, and is intended for refugees whose English ability is limited or who wish to boost their existing skills through private, personalized lessons with native English-speaking teachers. Track 1 includes volunteer orientations, refugee-tutor matching sessions, and one-on-one lessons arranged between tutors and their students. All lessons in Track 1 are conducted in person and utilize a student-centered learning model, which prioritizes refugees’ personal study goals and interests.

Track 2 is designed for refugees who wish to focus on improving their public speaking, presentation, and writing skills. As with Track 1, refugees in Track 2 receive one-on-one coaching from a native English-speaking mentor. Refugees in Track 2 might wish to prepare for and practice giving business or educational presentations, polish their writing in order to publish a book or essay, or improve their public speaking skills.

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Great place to volunteer and learn

TNKR - teach north korean refugees, has been one of the most valuable ways I could have choosen to spend my time in a foreign country! I have learned so much about north korean issues from real people who have lived and endured difficult and life threatening situations! I have been able to give back by tutoring 6 different refugees. This has allowed me to get more comfortable with teaching English while tutoring in a relaxed environment. Tutoring does not take much time as it is on your schedule so it is very flexible!
If tutoring is not for you, tnkr allows you to get involved in speaking out for social justice on issues in north korea. I can not say enough about how great TNKR is. The leaders are very professional and treat everyone with respect and dignity! Check out TNKR!

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