Type: Teaching & Education,
You'll be teaching and caring for younger children from ages 3 up to 6. No qualifications required, all you need is a big smile and your creativity. You'll use games and activities to teach the children English in an informal, interactive setting. Lucky Kids Kindergarten is located in a large and colourful building and you can feel the fun atmosphere as soon as you walk into the entrance hall. Whether you want to work in early years education, or if you'd just rather teach English at a more basic level, this project is for you.
Your work will mostly focus around teaching the children some basic English through games, songs, stories and other fun activities. You may also be asked to help out in caring for the children (ie accompanying them to the toilet, helping them get ready for nap time, etc. You'll also play with them when they do sports, games and activities such as colouring or playing in the ball pit. However, your main role is that of an English teacher.
You'll work from 9:30am – 4:30pm, from Monday to Friday. Your weekends and evenings are free leaving time for relaxing, travelling and sightseeing.
You'll usually teach lessons of your own design, giving you lots of freedom, although you’ll usually have a Chinese teacher present in the classroom with you to assist you.
If you play an instrument and wish to bring it with you to play to the children, please do so. The Kindergarten is also interested in having volunteers who can work on Arts & Crafts with the kids.
Approximately 200 children attend, and there will be around 25 children in each group. The children are aged between 3 and 6 years old, but you will mostly be working with the older age ranges. There are already 4 English teachers at the school so your lessons will compliment theirs.
Holidays in China
All projects will break for Chinese National Holidays. The main events are:
The whole of August
Chinese New Year - usually sometime in late January or early February. All projects will break for 1 or 2 weeks for New Year
May Holiday – usually the first week of May. Most projects break for 3-7 days
October Holiday – usually the first week of October. Most projects break for 3-7 days
There are also a number of shorter holidays throughout the year where some projects will be closed. You are very welcome to join a project during holiday time, however you will not be able to work if your project is closed.
Your accommodation will either be on school campus or in a local hostel.
On School Campus: You will usually share a building with other volunteers and Chinese teachers. You will usually have your own room and bathroom, although sometimes you may have to share a room with another volunteer. All rooms are clean and comfortable and some may have air conditioning, internet access, a washing machine and a television.
In a local Hostel: If you stay in a hotel or hostel, you will most likely share your room with another Travellers volunteer. You'll usually have access to all the modern facilities you'd expect: internet access, a kitchen, TV, common room with DVDs, a security locker and a bar & restaurant on premises. The hostel and hotel that we use are both located in lively areas, where you will have the chance to meet other backpackers and travellers.
All your food is provided, and you'll be given a budget to eat out in the many delicious local eateries around the hotel! Tim, our Yangzhou Organiser, often takes volunteers out for group dinners to introduce them to the best local cuisine in the area!
In a flat/apartment: If you stay at the flat, you will usually share the flat with other volunteers and you usually have your own room, although sometimes you may have to share a room with another volunteer. The accommodation is comfortable, fully furnished with a ‘western-style’ bathroom, and has all the modern facilities you'll need. There are cooking facilities for you to use if you want to eat in the flat. The flat is close to the city centre and supermarkets, cinemas and other entertainment facilities are within a 10 minute walk.
4 Weeks £1,395
6 Weeks £1,795
8 Weeks £2,195
10 Weeks £2,595
12 Weeks £2,995
Extra Weeks £200
Start Dates All year round - you choose your start and finish dates!
Duration From 4 weeks to 6 months, subject to visa requirements
Requirements Minimum age 17, no qualifications necessary (just a good dose of enthusiasm).
►Meeting you at Shanghai Airport
►Transfer from Shanghai to Yangzhou, and then to your accommodation
►Transport to and from your project
►Full pre-departure support
►Local in-country team support and backup
►24-hr emergency support.
What's not included
Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Project?
All projects are open to all nationalities and all ages over 17
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Caravelle House, Goring Road,
Telephone 1: 0207 193 6835 (From within the UK) or +44 (0) 207 193 6835 (From outside of the UK)
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