Volunteer opportunity posted by: GoEco - Volunteer Abroad
Posted on: January 15, 2013
Do you want to explore and to experience what life is really like in today's China? You can travel to China for four months up to one year and become a paid English teacher! You will interact with the students and teachers in the local school and will have the opportunity to explore the region during the academic holidays.
You will be advised of your placement during the training period. In order to help you become a committed and confident teacher, we provide you with a 4-week introduction and training period in Yangshuo. This will involve some teacher training; but additionally the chance to learn about the culture, customs, an introduction to the Chinese language, and some excursions. The training will be focused on how to manage a class, what to teach and how to conduct yourself in a Chinese classroom. Through this training, you will also learn more about the Chinese culture but in a different way.
The individual schools determine the placements through selection based on your application. Placement is guaranteed upon the completion of the introduction and training. The schools and language training centers are in Yangshuo County, Guilin Region in Guangxi Province, and Xian city in Shanxi province. The schools in China will vary greatly as they do in all education systems. Schools are usually large, with between 1,000 and 5,000 students. The schools are a mixture of private schools and government schools.