|Volunteer Abroad in Yantai, China: Volunteering Opportunities
Yantai is located in northeastern China on the coast of the Shandong Peninsula. Once recognized as the most "Charming City of China, Yantai is a small but busy shipping port city that to this day still retains some of its colonial charm. Unlike the large metropolis of Beijing and Shanghai, Yantai has its own unique character and history. In 1861, Yantai became one of the first opening ports in the modern China. There is evidence that the city of Yantai existed as long as 10,000 years ago and was used as a means of defense against pirates. Today you can still see the well preserved navy base which dates back to the Ming Dynasty.
Yantai is known for it’s year round pleasant weather, and an abundant of fruit industries. The long coastline around Yantai offer a plentitude of seafood - scallops, crabs and prawns, are all easily available. The striking scenery in and around the city has earned the area acclaim by the United Nations, which lists it as one of the most inhabitable places in the world. Rolling hills rise above the area's many rivers, and are framed by beaches and neighboring islands. Known within China as an excellent tourism city, Yantai boast thousands of visitors that are attracted to the natural hot springs, and the "immortal, sea, mountain, island and ancient culture" that the city exudes.
With China’s rapid economic development, facilities in Yantai are improving, more emphasis on education, and transportation is becoming more and more convenient. The need for native English speakers is high, as the country opens its doors to the rest of the World.
Our teaching program allows you to immerse yourself in Chinese culture, while helping the children of China enhance their English language skills. Volunteering in China is a great way to learn about a new culture while doing something rewarding with your time.
We offer the following programs in Yantai,
Teaching English Program:
Program Length: From 1 to 12 weeks
Program Date: Flexible Start & End Date
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 5-6 hours per day
Accommodations: Private room in dormitory with bathroom.
Meals: Yes, 3 meals a day
Requirements: 17 years or older, English speaker, visa invitation letter
Volunteers have the opportunity to teach conversational English in the local schools in and around Yantai. Volunteer teaching placements are ranging from the kindergartens, primary schools, high schools and colleges throughout the whole city in both urban and rural areas. Volunteers are assisted by the local teacher, and focus is on language comprehension and speaking. The teachers and students are eager to learn English, so volunteers are very welcome at the schools.
Class sizes vary from 20-30 students per class. Volunteers assist the local (bi-lingual) teacher, and will be provided guidance and instructions. The classes are Monday –Friday and volunteers should be prepared to teach 20-25 hours per week (3-4 classes a day). Volunteers are teaching conversation English, using songs, books, teaching aids and any other ideas that you can come up with.
Short term placements from one to four weeks are available, as well as long term projects from one- three months. Volunteers can arrive at any time during the school semester.
Spring Semester: Beginning of March – end of June School Sessions closed: during the months of January and February No arrivals permitted: May 01st -07th and October 01st -07th (National holidays) Program Includes:
Fall Semester: Beginning of September - end of December
Airport meet and greet in Yantai. Project and city tour orientation. Accommodations on campus in school apartment (private room). Internet access on premises. All rooms have private bathroom/shower, telephone and TV. Guidance within the project from the on-site coordinator and teaching staff. Meals are included in the school cafeteria. 24/7 hour support by the project coordinator. Departure transfer at the end of the program. Location pages: Yantai
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