Welcome - short term volunteers for China  

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2019 dates:  8th July* - 4th August

Summer English Programme to help Chinese Teachers in China! - see our 2019 leaflet here

Check this site to help you find out more about being a short term Summer English Program volunteer teacher in China.

Something remarkable happens when people from different cultures start talking to one another. Language becomes an exchange of ideas rather than a text to be memorised. Culture becomes something to be touched, tasted and explored rather than simply imagined. Even 20 short days of this kind of person-to-person communication can be enough to change a life in a way that no text or course ever could.

Every summer, Amity, a Chinese Non-Governmental Organisation promotes this kind of cross-cultural dialogue as English-speaking volunteers work with rural Chinese teachers of English to develop their listening and speaking skills. Volunteers experience China first hand and gain a deeper understanding of an important and growing nation that is often misunderstood and misrepresented. Seemingly small seeds of faith and friendship are sown in these summer conversations.

If you are a fluent English speaker interested in offering a month of service in China during July, think about joining one of the UK teams coordinated by the Amity  Summer English Program (SEP). We know a lot of people who are eager to have a conversation with a good teacher -- how about you?

*NEW for 2019: BURSARIES - to cover all costs in China for up to 5 volunteers to have an extra week, July 1-7, in Nanjing before the SEP starts on 8 July, to serve in Amity social service centres (i.e. home for the elderly, Amity Centre Bakery, Amity Home of Blessings - Rehabilitation Centre for Young Adults with Learning difficulties. etc) with visits to local communities, cultural learning.  Please email Angela Evans to apply.

Small group discussion aids speaking and listening skills

See our first ‘Peer to Peer’ Teaching Programmes:
May 2014 and July 2015

and the most recent report of Teams in China here 

© Jane Coates 2015