Teach Visually Impaired Children in Beijing
from £1295 GBP
to £2295 GBP
Teach visually impaired children in a special needs comprehensive school that is located in Beijing, near a beautiful river. Your role will be to improve the students' oral English and pronunciation. China is a real delight... 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.
In working with Chinese blind children the challenge is not just to help them improve their oral English, but also to do so without them feeling as though they are incapable of doing things for themselves. In addition, you should treat them in exactly the same manner as you would a Chinese child whose vision is not impaired. Your assistance as a native English speaker is invaluable to the students as they get very little exposure to proper English pronunciation. The improvements they make under your tutelage will give them lots of confidence, which is so important to them.
There are currently 247 children in the school, most of whom come from families and about 20 who come from orphanages. Your classes will usually have about 8 to 12 children. You may also be asked to help with adults who are visually impaired and who come to the school for career training. The school has lots of advanced equipment and facilities needed for teaching visually impaired students.
Teaching will all be oral and you'll be given text books to guide your lesson plans which you'll prepare for each class. You'll usually be supervised by a local English language teacher. We provide you with a Teaching Suggestions Booklet which has ideas for teaching English and will help you in how to put together your lesson plans.What you'll gain from doing this Project:
- An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Australian culture.
- You'll learn a lot from experts in your field about how they work in a cultural environment that's different to what you're used to.
- New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
- An entry on your CV or résumé that will put you head and shoulders above most others in the job market
- And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
You will stay in a modern and friendly, central hostel along with the other volunteers. The hostel features air-conditioning, 24-hour hot water, a self-catering dining room, laundry room, general store, game room and a reading room. Internet is available at an hourly rate. Residents may use the heath center and other entertainment facilities at the next-door 5-star Great Dragon Hotel.What to do next
Talk to us - We're there to help you. Most of our team are ex Travellers volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
If you’d like to apply for this project. Visit our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
It’s as easy as that.
You can extend this project as you wish by adding additional weeks. Flexible projects to suit your dates and duration.
What’s not included: Food, Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required, but we’ll provide necessary documents and assistance), Return transfer to airport. You should also budget for spending money for travelling on your off days as volunteers tend to do sightseeing together at weekends.
Included in the price: Accommodation, Meeting you at Beijing or Shanghai Airport, Transfer to your accommodation, Transport to and from your project (Yangzhou Only), Full pre-departure support, Local in-country team support and backup, 24-hr emergency support and 2 free t-shirts.
This placement would suit:
You should have a TEFL qualification or an education related qualification. No knowledge of Mandarin is necessary, but a little basic Mandarin will make your placement much more enjoyable. We can arrange Mandarin lessons for you in China should you wish. You should have a lot of patience and empathy.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
Do you accept applicants with disabilities?
“I had a lot of fun teaching and found it really rewarding: one of the best things that I have ever decided to do.”
~ by Lina Joshi
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