Learn Chinese and Teach English in China

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Culture class photo.
Culture class photo.
girl with two kids
girl with two kids
girl with two kids in front of a lake
girl with two kids in front of a lake
group in bright colors
group in bright colors
girl smiling with kids
girl smiling with kids
teacher writing chinese with a kid
teacher writing chinese with a kid
4 students with their arms around each other
4 students with their arms around each other
Au pairs are in front of waterfall
Au pairs are in front of waterfall

About

General Description:
- Live with a Chinese host family
- Tutor English and help organize activities for Chinese children
- Attend Chinese lessons at China's leading Mandarin school, Mandarin House
- Attend culture activities and plenty of social events
- Travel to your destination of choice during your last week

Entry Qualification:
- Native English speaker
- Current undergraduate
- Good academic background, top university preferred
- Child education major preferred

Cost and Program Components:
This special program will be totally funded by your Chinese host family!! Program components include:
- International airfare
- Comprehensive insurance
- Arrival Orientation
- 6 lessons per week of mandarin taught in well-known Chinese language school
- Flexible cultural or social events
- LoPair local coordinator support
- Completion Certificate

Highlights
  • FREE round-trip airfare, full-board accommodation and travel insurance!
  • 6 lessons per week of mandarin taught in well-known Chinese language school

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Questions & Answers

Reviews

83%
based on 20 reviews
  • Academics 7.4
  • Support 8.2
  • Fun 7.8
  • Housing 9.2
  • Safety 9.4
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Samuel
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer in Shanghai

My time in China was relatively short compared to other Lopair's I met (due to another commitment), and so the main thing I'd change about the experience is that it were longer! Obviously, this is not any fault of Lopair's and I am very much grateful for having had such an opportunity. I found every one of Lopair's staff extremely welcoming and friendly, as was the case for almost every person I met in China. The program was, overall, very fair in terms of the workload-life balance, and when you eventually do become more like a sibling of the children, it doesn't feel too taxing at all. I also found the Mandarin classes absolutely excellent - the content was relevant and helpful, and my teacher (Linda) was exceptional.

Overall, I found the experience insightful, memorable, and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Emma
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exciting and New

This is my first time going abroad on my own. In addition it is for 3 months, and I am about a month in already. I met some great new people and made new friends as well.

Future participants will get a unique experience and no one will have the same exact experience.

So far my favourite experience is when my friends and I went to explore a shop nearby the school. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. (Those that were there know the story)

I believe this is a great opportunity to see and experience a different language and culture. This program also offers a chance to meet new people and make lifelong friends. You also will have great stories to tell to your friends and family back home.

What would you improve about this program?
I found it difficult to find the school on my first day. I arrived about 2 hours early for class and found the school within an hour with the help of a kind stranger who spoke English.

Having a Beijing coordinator or already existing students escort the new comers to the school would have been helpful. To my knowledge everyone had asked how to find the school by asking existing students or by a stranger.

By having a Beijing coordinator it would relieve a lot of the worries and stress of being late to school on your first day. Especially if you are unable to leave early from the host family's home.
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Emma
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Exiting and New

This is my first time going abroad on my own. In addition it is for 3 months, and I am a month in already. I met some great new people and made new friends as well. Future participants will get a unique experience no one will have the same exact experience.
So far my favourite experience is when my friends and I went to explore a shop. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs.
I believe this is a great opportunity to see and experience a different language and culture. This program offers a chance to meet people and make new lifelong friends.

What would you improve about this program?
Having someone (Beijing coordinator) escort the aupairs to the school. Everyone got lost and we had to ask the locals until we found someone who spoke or understood English. Having our coordinator walk us there on our first day would have made it easier to find the school.
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Valentina
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My first time in Asia

It has been a great experience. I always wanted to go to Asia and thanks to lopair I could make it. It’s the easiest, cheapest and funniest way to stay longer, to study Chinese and to get connected to this different and special culture. I totally recommend it, in particular cause lopair staff is really helpful and supports you every time you need. I also got very lucky with my family— I was a family member for them and I travel a lot with them.

What would you improve about this program?
I think it’s already a good program
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Dan
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Au pair Hanzhou with lopair

Excellent! A very fun and inclusive way to really experience a different culture. Hangzhou is a beautiful city and lots of interesting touristy things to do on days off. West lake at sunset is a must! The food is great and my family have been good at introducing me to a wide range of cuisine. The culture class is a great oppurtinity to meet up with the other au pairs and enjoy chinese culture together. Travelling in China is also relatively easy and cheap with high speed rail links between most major cities.

What would you improve about this program?
The classes could be improved if arriving au pairs were not put in the same class as au pairs who have already been in class for 2 months.