Type: Teaching & Education, Working with children,
Organisation: Travellers Worldwide
Secure your place on this project for just £99 Deposit - Limited Time Offer! Work with children who really want to learn and perhaps you'll learn something from them in return. Living and working as part of a school means you will really become a part of the local community. During your project, you will work at one or several schools or language centres in Beijing. Usually, you will have one main school, where you will work for most of the week. You'll then possibly take two or three lessons at other schools on pre planned days.
Your lessons will usually be a combination of teaching from the standard text book and teaching lessons of your own design (although some schools prefer one or other predominantly, and it will always depend on the age range you're working with). Your personal lesson plans can include anything from your hobbies and interests to current affairs and local news as subject matter. Language games always go down extremely well too. The students absolutely adore hearing about your life in your home country, so make sure to bring photographs of your family and friends to show them.
Sometimes you will be teaching classes on your own and sometimes with a Chinese English teacher present – it differs depending on the particular school or centre you are placed at. Usually, you will at least spend the first couple of weeks of your placement assisting a Chinese teacher. Also, there will usually be a classroom assistant present who will assist you with translations.
If you are confident in any other subjects, then you can integrate these into your lessons – discussions about the environment and European history are especially popular. In some schools, you may also have the opportunity to teach science, music, PE, art or drama. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please let us know.
You are not expected to be an expert on grammar or literature; the important thing is to help the students speak better English.
Suite 2A, Caravelle House
17/19 Goring Road
Telephone 1: 441903502595
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