Your 1st questions


How it all works —
Where are the students you will be teaching? —
Cultural questions —
Using Google translate —
Sending files  —


     You will be using Skype to reach a child in a remote area of the world who yearns to learn. You will be teaching simple English, but also using the time to encourage, support and share good ideas your student/s can use. 
     Here’s how it works:
     1) You need to have Skype (a free download) on your computer.
     2) You are assigned a child wanting English lessons. You meet with the same child (or group of 1-2 children) every week.
     3) The School Inside helps you set up a convenient time for you and your student to work together each week. Depending on the age of your students and the circumstances, lessons are between 20 and 45 minutes long. (You are told the length your lessons will be when you are assigned a student/s.) The minimum teaching commitment is 6 months.  
      • Our Syrian students have lessons during the week only (Monday through Friday).
      • Our Afghan students are usually free for lessons any day of the week. 
      • Our Nepali students are free any day but Saturday. 
     4) You begin to Skype each other, learn about each other, and grow together. That’s it!
     5) The School Inside provides a rare opportunity to nurture gentle relationships between people and culturesrelationships that do much to end fear and mistrust, and nurture peace.   



     1) Do a little research about your student’s country. [Google: country name + music, culture, traditions, art, etc.] Find the best in their world and share the best of yours
     2) Respect your student’s culture in choosing teaching materials. This one point alone would eliminate much of the frustration and mistrust in our world.
     3) You are not just teaching English. Students yearn to be inspired: to be given joy, hope, and confidence in the good that is in the world. They want more than English. They want good. They want to be inspired.
     4) Learn to say “hello” in your student’s language: CLICK HERE. 


    1) Keep Google translate open on your desktop.
    2) Use it for SINGLE words, not sentences.
    3) For students from Syria, use Arabic.
    4) For students in Afghanistan, use Persian.
    5) For students in Nepal, use Napali. 
    6) Use Wikipedia to find a countrys official languages.


     1) You can send SMALL files by Skype messenger.
     2) It is unlikely that students have access to a printer.
     3) You can send links to educational videos and learning songs if the videos are not more than 4 or 5 minutes long.
       4) If students can’t access materials, you can use Skype “screen share” to show them virtually any materials or videos.
     5) It is unlikely your student/s will have e-mail. Written communication is virtually all by Skype messenger during your lessons.

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