McLeod Ganj & LHA
kurtz
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McLeod Ganj & LHA

Hey all,

I went on the LHA website a few days ago, where I applied for teaching English. Unfortunately, I have yet to receive any confirmation or info from them (its been 4+ days now). Anywho, is it normal for them to take a long time to reply? Should I wait or just give them a call tomorrow morning?

The thing is, I need to know somewhat soon on whether they have accepted me. Especially since I'm going there in less than a month & I need some time to organise something with L.I.T or Tong-Len if LHA fails :(

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I don't know specifically about LHA, but there are many places in McLeod Ganj where you can teach english. I'm pretty sure most of them you can just show up to and start. LHA, LIT, Gu-Chu-Sum, there are quite a few. If you ask around when you get here you'll be able to find classes. I always see posters looking for english teachers too... Especially if you're interested in staying for more than a few weeks.
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Thanks for the info mate.
Well I got a reply from LHA it seems that they don't need english teachers right now :S, which kind of put a damper on my plans. I'm trying out for L.I.T right now, see what they say. I wouldn't mind turning up and seeing what happens, but I am a bit apprehensive especially since it's my first time to McLG
As for my period of stay, I am willing to stay there for 2 months or more, although I have to take a break in-between to go back and attend to some matters.
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There are load of volunteer opportunities both short term and long term. The town is small and it is very easy to set things up once you arrive. I'l try to put together a fairly comprehensive list of volunteer options over the next week or so if i have time. But regardless, just show up and you will be fine...
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That would be epic mate, thanks a bunch yet again! :D

Yeah I reckon I'll just do that....worse comes to worse if there isn't anything when I arrive I can always stay there go around and see if they have something in the future.

Btw, does anyone know how to go about with this business of renting out a property in McLG?
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Originally posted by: kurtz View Post

Hey all,

I went on the LHA website a few days ago, where I applied for teaching English. Unfortunately, I have yet to receive any confirmation or info from them (its been 4+ days now). Anywho, is it normal for them to take a long time to reply? Should I wait or just give them a call tomorrow morning?

The thing is, I need to know somewhat soon on whether they have accepted me. Especially since I'm going there in less than a month & I need some time to organise something with L.I.T or Tong-Len if LHA fails :(


I have contacted LHA via their website and facebook numerous times with NO response whatsoever, since last year prior to my first stay in Mcleod

LIT is a turn-up place. You go at the scheduled start time for English conversation class which, unless it's changed recently, is 2:30pm for one hour...most students begin showing up before 2pm so it's fun to come hang out early and stay late.
Depending on how many students show up (can be anywhere from 5 in mid winter but at this time of year prob more like 40-50!!
Each volunteer teacher is grouped w/several students.
There is a topic posted on a board at front of class, usually w/3 questions. Each student must compose replies to all questions. You are there to help them find ways to express themselves in English...
At the end of the hour they read their answers out loud.

class is fun, sometimes funny, sometimes sad...

I was with LIT for 3.5 months til March this year.
I am running my own Tibetan support project this year and will only be coming by LIT for event nights. They run several nights a week where former political prisoners speak, or they show films, and serve a dinner for a small donation

But I'm sure we will meet at some point.
Let me know if I can help you out w/anything else

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