Who We Are:

We bring together motivated volunteers who are native level English speakers and bilingual English/Chinese speakers to provide teaching services and to develop distributable teaching materials in China.

What We Aim For:

Our program aims to provide an opportunity for local students to interact with native level English speakers in order to enhance cultural exchanges, increase the students’ confidence to speak English, and eventually improve their English communication skills. We seek to encourage students and teachers in China to reconsider their approach to learning and teaching English, while simultaneously fostering reflection in the current English education in China among all participants and local teachers.

When and Where:

  • Time: July 11th to Aug 20th, 2017
  • Location: Pingxiang City, Jiangxi Province, China

 What You Will Do:

  • Attend intensive on-site teaching trainings
  • Teach local students of approximately 24 students per class
  • Develop your teaching practice and design your lesson plans
  • Experience Pingxiang culture and taste the local cuisine

What You Will Receive:

  • Travel stipend of up to £ 600 (UK), $1500 (US), and ¥2000 (China, 往返路费按动车二等座标准报销)
  • Food and lodging in Pingxiang, China
  • Accident and emergency insurance
  • New friends, and a spectacular experience of teaching, learning, and traveling in China

Who We Want:

Native level English speakers or bilingual English/Chinese speakers who are current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a college, university or school of an equivalent level. And you are more than welcome to apply if you are graduating this summer. We are looking for volunteers who are able to both work as part of a team and adapt to changes.

Deadline

May 10th

Key Steps:

Step 1: Submit application form (Download Application Form Here)

Step 2: 15 to 30-minute interview (Phone call, online or face-to-face)

Step 3: Decision released after interview

Step 4: Book your plane ticket (you need an itinerary for visa application if applicable)

Step 5: Apply for visa (if applicable), pack your suitcase and you are ready to go!

Key Dates:

 Pre-departure Key Dates
May 10th 11:59pm of your time zone Application Deadline
May 10th – May 15th Interview Period
May 16th Decision Released
May 20th 11:59pm of your time zone Reply date for admitted volunteers
End of May TBD Program Orientation (online or face to face)
May 20th –June 30th Flight arrangement & Visa Application
July 11th 5pm (Beijing Time) Program Assembly

LEARN

If you’re driven to know more,

see what you can learn by teaching others. 

Because inspiring others is a way to inspire yourself. 

‘Learning Journey in China’

TO LEARN. TO INSPIRE

 Application is Now Open 

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Our goal is to bring Chinese students in developing areas a greater opportunity to apply the English language and improve their oral communication, in a way traditional testing and drilling alone cannot. Our program is based on an approach that emphasizes practice, participation, creativity and relationship building, to get students using the language for its primary purpose!

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Teach English to Chinese Students!
  • Six week internship program
  • Intensive on-site training
  • Two 10 day teaching periods
  • Native level English speaking university students and bilingual Chinese university students to form one whole teaching group
  • Classes focus on practice, communication and participation
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  • Program held at a local school in Pingxiang
  • Get a chance to experience a different side of China from that of the more widely known cities!

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Program Timeframe

The program is divided into three parts, starting off with training and orientation for program volunteers/interns, followed by two separate teaching periods, lasting ten days each, featuring different groups of students each time. There are two to three days off between different parts of the program to allow our volunteers to relax and explore the city more.

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Training Period
  • Spend time with our founder receiving exclusive seminars on topics relevant to China; better understand the world you’ve entered!
  • Receive training in teaching English as a foreign language.
  • Learn to use exiting lesson plans to lead your own classes.
  • Work together to write lesson plans covering a wide range of topics for students at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
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Class Structure
  • Each class will consist of approximately 15-29 students depending on the level you are teaching.
  • Volunteers will lead classes, teaching three to five different topics throughout a given teaching period, teaching one topic for two or three days at a time.
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Class Topics and Activities
  • Each intern will dedicate two or three days of class to each of their three to five selected topics.
  • Topics include but not limited to humor, music, theme parks, food, nature, etc.
  • Students are encouraged to be creative and expressive, taking on interactive projects and participating in group activities.

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WE NEED YOU!

Local students start to study English in primary school. But not many of them can communicate fluently in basic English. Over a half number of them (in Pingxiang) do not have a chance to converse with a native level English speakers.
Improve their English communication skills!
Increase their confidence to converse with others in English!
Allow for a trial run of an alternative English teaching and learning method!

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What will you take away from this once-in-a-lifetime adventure?
  • Lesson planning and teaching skills
  • Presentation, writing, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of China and its culture
  • Make a tangible impact on English education in China
  • Ability to motivate and enthuse other people
  • Ability to think on feet
  • Ability to cooperate with people from different cultures
  • And many other abilities that you may not acquire before!

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Apply Now!

Photos courtesy of summer 2016 program participants! 🙂

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