Urban Teaching

Zhanjiang - China

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Teach English to a new generation, and help improve their future while learning more about the local people and culture.

Teaching in Zhanjiang will not only broaden its children’s minds, but will also be a fulfilling experience for you! The local kids are eager to engage giving you a chance to take part in conversations, organize games and lead group activities, all with the goal of improving the community’s level of English.

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Program Description

If 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 ‘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.

Aims & Objectives

  • Improve English language of the Chinese youth by giving them opportunities to converse
  • Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill!
  • Assist the English teachers and classroom assistants

Schedule

Monday

If this is your first week, today is an orientation day!

  • Breakfast
  • Morning: Chinese education system tutorial (basic teaching skill explanation)
  • Introduction of school information  
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon: Visit your teaching placement
  • Observe an English lesson from Chinese teacher
  • Dinner

Tuesday to Friday

  • Breakfast
  • leave for your teaching place
  • Teaching in the school (around 3 hours per day) ( please be flexible with the school schedule)
  • Lunch
  • Feedback & discussion about your teaching experience that day
  • Basic teaching skills reminder
  • Lesson planning preparation
  • Chinese lessons language lesson (optional)
  • 6pm Dinner Time

   Note:   This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

   Note:   This program is replaced by an english camp during school holidays

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:

Maximum age:

Minimum English level: Intermediate

CRB required: No

Passport copy required: No

Resume copy required: No

Required qualification: None

Additional Requirements

There are no further requirements for this program.

Additional Equipment

  • Modest dress required, covering shoulders and knees. No-see through clothes or low cut tops are permitted on the school grounds.

Location

Zhanjiang 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.

About 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.

Facilities

This accommodation is a holistic facility perfect for those involved in teaching. It comprises classrooms, comfortable dormitories, canteens, a supermarket and even playgrounds.

It is only a 30 minute drive to Zhanjiang airport, and 20-30 minutes drive to Zhanjiang train station.

ATM/Bank: Within the city

Clinic: Within the Campus

Supermarket: Within the Campus

Hospital: 15-minute drive away

Activities & Events

No scheduled activities outside the program.

Sights & Surroundings

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.

Transportation

From this location we provide free transport to your next program at the following location(s):

  • Donghai Island

Quick Facts

Name: People’s Republic of China

Population: 1.37 billion

Capital: Beijing

Language: Standard Chinese

Currency: Renminbi (Yuan) (CNY)

Time zone: CST (UTC +8)

Country Information

China covers approximately 9.6 million square kilometers making it the 2nd largest country by land area. It is not only the country with the largest population in the world but it is also one of the largest economies laying claim to being the world’s largest exporter and 2nd largest importer of goods.

It is a country of incredible cultural history boasting one of the earliest ancient civilisations dating back to around 2800 BC. Its landscape is equally rich in diversity, ranging from its forest steppes, its deserts in the north and subtropical forests in the south to its 14,500km long stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline. All of this makes China an incredible and exciting place to be, both in what it has to offer today and the story of its past.

Climate

Due to the vast expanse of land that China covers both in terms of longitude and latitude, the climate varies greatly from place to place. Generally, the climate pattern in China is characterised by dry seasons and wet monsoons. The rainy seasons mainly span from May to september but this pattern is less consistent in the some areas such as the dry northwest.

The difference in season causes a pronounced disparity in temperatures between winter and summer. Whilst the summer offers warm temperatures almost everywhere, the winter can cause temperatures to drop significantly, especially in the northern areas of China.

The Monsoon

The southern provinces start to experience the monsoons first, starting in April and May. The winds start to blow north in June meaning that northern provinces receive the rains around July and August, and the rains start to come to an end in September and are generally completely over in October. The northwest of China is the only area that avoids the monsoon climate.

Culture

China is one of four great ancient civilizations with 3,600 years of written history, and its culture both past and present is incredibly profound. Whilst Chinese cultural identity has many common, unifying elements, it is a country that represents 56 ethnic minority groups, the largest of which is the Han Chinese (900 million people), with other groups including the Tibetans, Mongols, Naxi etc. The significance of this is that each group to an extent creates their own culture and so within the vast expanse of China, depending on where you are, cultural variety is plentiful and there to be explored!

The country is currently ruled by The Chinese Communist Party. It is officially atheist, but is slowly and surely becoming more tolerant towards the practice of religion. The five official religions in China are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism. Due to the fact that it is only in recent years that tolerance of religion has made any progress, the practice of other religions is not formally recognised, although are often tolerated especially in the case of ancient Chinese beliefs. Currently about a quarter of the population practice Taoism, Confucianism and other traditional religions.

Gastronomy

There are 8 different styles of traditional Chinese cuisine, and traditional food can be found everywhere in China. Other styles adopted into Chinese cuisine and that might be found in China include Singaporean, Malaysian, Indonesian, Indian and American cuisine.

The staple foods used in Chinese cooking include exactly what you would expect: rice, noodles, and vegetables with sauces and seasonings.

The attitude regarding food in China is generally “waste not, want not” meaning that it not just uses a wide variety of both plants and animals, but every part of these plants and animals are used in some way. For westerners this might mean that there are a few things on the menu that you may not be used to and might want to avoid.

Due to the scale of the country, it isn't surprising that each area of China has a unique style of cooking and the ingredients very much depend on the natural agricultural produce of the specific region. For example the south of China uses far more rice than the north, where wheat is its main ingredient, a reason why noodles and dumplings are much more common. Southern food is also typically more spicy than that of the north.

Common Chinese dishes include: Sweet and Sour Pork, Gong Bao Chicken, Ma Po Tofu, Wontons, Dumplings, Chow Mein, Peking Roasted Duck and Spring Rolls

Transportation

Like its economy, China’s transportation network has rapidly expanded over recent years and now houses the longest road network in the world as well as the busiest train network

Air

Although the most expensive means of transportation, it is by far the most convenient and can save a lot of time travelling the longer distances across China.

The main ports of air travel are Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong although all major cities within the country host domestic flights.

Rail

This is the primary mode of transportation in China and most major cities have their own metro systems. As well as its standard vast rail network, China boasts over 7000 km of high-speed rail.

Bus

For local travel, buses are a very affordable way of getting around and a good alternative mode of transport where metro is not available.

Taxi

Taxis are generally cheap and easy to find. Meters are generally used in towns and cities. If your driver does not want to use a meter, common for longer trips out of town, be sure to negotiate a price before the journey.

Other Alternatives

Motor pedicabs, pedicabs and motorbikes can all be found in China and are a cheap way of getting around. We recommend you set a price before using this form of transport.

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