If you love teaching and being with children, experiencing China as a community teacher is something you will really enjoy. The recent requirement that every school from primary level upwards must teach English as a core subject is hindered by a shortage of English teachers.
That’s where you come in! You will mainly be teaching conversational English to children from 6 to 18 years old. This role is perfect for those who can speak English fluently and to those that can also contribute their knowledge of life outside China.
You will also be helping to teach basic English exercises, exchange songs, take part in singing with them and playing educational games. You may also lead the children through activities like handicrafts, sports, drawing, coloring, writing and more! By supplementing the teachers and their classroom assistants, you will be ‘bringing English alive’ and help the children enjoy the process of both learning and using English.
Aims & Objectives
As a volunteer on this project you could teach a range of subjects, including English, Maths, Science and PE. If you have other interested or specialties then you can also arrange extra-curricular activities. Drama, Art and Music, for example, are very popular with the local children.
Volunteer teachers on this project usually start their time by working alongside the local staff; this helps them to get introduced to the children and culture, whilst also helping you to understand the best ways to communicate with staff and the children you will work with. By assisting in lessons and running fun and interactive tasks – like games and music tasks – you will be able to develop both your confidence and the confidence of the students you will be teaching. In the same way that you will be interested in the local culture, the children will also be keen to learn about you and your life – get ready to ask and answer a lot of questions!
This project is as diverse as it is rewarding. Not only will you gain incredible teaching experience in a beautiful country, but you will have the chance to learn from the other volunteers you work with, and from the local teaching staff too. You will also experience local life, learn some new language, and get the chance to make a big difference in these children’s lives.
Whatever it is that you decide to teach, you can be certain that the impact you have will make a difference to these children for a lifetime.
***This program may be adjusted due to weather and/or local conditions***
***This program is replaced by an english camp during school holidays***