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Join Global Volunteers in China to teach children and teachers English - for one to three weeks! This unique and meaningful experience lets you discover the fascinating nation of China, which makes up one-fifth of the global population. Volunteers will help with the educational growth of communities in the Xi'an and Kunming area through a variety of volunteer projects focused on teaching English. This system is meant to give you personal insight to life in China through specific volunteer work.
Picture coming to a classroom each day and being greeted by students standing, ready and enthusiastic to participate in your English lessons and practice sessions. After class, you and your students can shop, visit local attractions, or attend musical shows. Global Volunteers and local Chinese partners assist volunteers to ensure premium education for students. This allows us to give participants an extraordinary chance to volunteer and have an authentic experience.
- Complete immersion in Chinese culture.
- Work with Chinese people to support English language learning and exposure.
- All logistics (except for international airfare) arranged by our staff, so you can focus on volunteering.
- Global Volunteers' policy: safety trumps everything. Volunteers are well taken care of by their Team Leader while on a service program.
- Discover ancient cultures of China.
We respond to the requests of over 70 educational institutions in Xi’an, Shaanxi provinces – for native English speakers to teach conversational skills in Chinese classrooms. Work in lively school classrooms or in small “camp” groups. On these programs, you can help Chinese learners prepare for work in the global community. You can help teach adult students conversational English as they prepare for work in the global community where knowledge of English is essential. The great demand for assistance of Global Volunteers with this important work is demonstrated by the fact that we have been invited to hundreds of schools here since 1996.
Most students at these schools have never spoken with a native English speaker and are thrilled to have a chance to practice what they have learned with volunteers. Many students who have been taught by volunteers are now English teachers, interpreters, or work in other jobs where they are able to use their English with more self-confidence. No special skills are required of English-teaching volunteers. Simply talking about the American lifestyle and culture will prompt students to interact, question, and practice their speaking ability.