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English Teaching Program

Teaching English in Madagascar’s rural communities can be an exceptionally rewarding experience for a volunteer with many advantages for the community and students alike.

Volunteers work with MRCI’s local team and do not need to have any prior teaching experience, just a good understanding of the English language is required.

Due to increasing tourism, there is a high demand for English in Nosy Komba and Nosy Be communities. Learning English enhances locals’ job prospects in the tourism sector. MRCI volunteers have already transformed language skills in these areas.

Volunteers teach English in small village schools on Nosy Be and Nosy Komba, including adult classes. They also assist staff at the Oceanographic Research Institute on Nosy Be to improve their English for international collaboration.

MRCI offers 14 different classes around Nosy Komba, from basic to advanced English. Volunteers travel to classes by boat and Tuk-Tuk. These transportation expenses for classes are included in the program fee and a packed lunch is provided by the camp’s canteen staff.

While beginner classes follow a structured curriculum, advanced classes adopt a more informal approach, focusing on conversation and practical usage.

Volunteers can also learn Malagasy during their free time at our Turtle Cove camp at no extra cost.

Program Fees

Fees cover staff, transportation, camp maintenance, equipment, meals, and other expenses. In cases where surplus funds are available from the teaching program, these funds are directed towards the MRCI community program to construct and renovate local schools and clinics.

If you’re interested in visiting or teaching at MRCI’s volunteer schools or contributing to community projects, please discuss this with your program leader.

Program Costs

Start Dates:

 All Year Round / Every first & third Monday of the month. Program fees include participation in the program as well as meals and accommodation at our camp.

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