About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workIf 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. By supplementing the teachers and their classroom assistants, you will be Â‘bringing English alive' and primary and secondary schools and the age of students may be between 4 and 15. The schools accept a non-formal approach to teaching. This means that we will not have to conform to the local teaching methods or style and you will be free to choose your own way of teaching and may bring new ideas into class. You will be helping to teach basic English, exchange songs, take part in singing them, and playing educational games. You may also lead the children through activities like handicrafts, sports, drawing, coloring, writing and more! You can expect to be teaching for at least 1-2 hours per day, along with some time for lesson preparation. With preparation and training involved, you can expect about 4-5 hours of activity required from you throughout a typical day. During the class, you can teach following different topics and use several games to help. In this way, students can learn more in other ways and you also can experience China's teaching style and compare with your home country's. This role is perfect for those who can speak English fluently and to those that can also contribute their knowledge of life outside China.
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation You will live in the student dormitory in Guangdong Ocean University Cunjin College or its nearby dorm halls. You can expect that outside in public areas your wifi signal will be good, like in the office and halls, but many prefer to buy a network card at shops for internet access from your dormitory room. Please expect to use squatting toilets during our stay here (a natural, healthier alternative!). Food Arrangements Three typical Chinese meals a day are provided and served at the dining hall. For dinner, we usually offer noodles and fried rice which foreign students seem to enjoy. A vegetarian option is also available.
About the project locationZhanjiang is a charming city located in the southern coast of China's mainland in the province of GuangDong, with a total land area of 12471 square kilometers and a population of more than 7 million. Thanks to its natural scenery, temperate weather, tree-lined beaches, well developed public transportation, and clean environment, Zhanjiang was voted recently as the 'most livable city in China.' It is a new city that combines history and modern rapid development. Located in a subtropical zone, Zhanjiang has unique light, heat, water and green plant resources. It is famous for producing tropical and subtropical high-quality fruits, including mango, orange, litchi, longan, star fruit, pineapple, papaya and pitaya...it is also a haven for seafood lovers due to its strong fishing industry. Popular places to visit include: 45 minutes flight to Guangzhou/Hongkong 5-6 hours bus transfer to Guangzhou 3-4 hours transfer to Sanya,Hainan Province Please ask your coordinator for help in organizing visits to these or any other places.
Extra info about the projectOpen all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee is 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory to start the programme: 245 €.