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amity teaching programme
summer english programme
The Summer English Programme is an opportunity for short-term volunteers to discover China and to engage with Chinese people. Volunteers help create authentic English learning environments for Chinese English teachers, many of whom come from far-flung and impoverished parts of rural China.
Working in teams of three to six, the volunteers are sent to one of 16 placements throughout China for a period of three weeks. The majority of school teachers have never met native English speakers before, and the opportunities to engage with them and improve their language skills are considerable. In return volunteers uncover more about the ‘real' China beneath the newspaper headlines. The range of experiences is truly extraordinary, which is why many volunteers sign on again year after year.