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Megan Wood, Voluntary Teaching in Yangzhou Amy Malyon, Voluntary Teaching in Yangzhou          

MEGAN WOOD & AMY MALYON
British

Teaching Program in Yangzhou, China

         

What experience do you feel you are gaining?
We feel we are gaining an invaluable insight into different areas of teaching English as a second language. We have learnt lots of way of communicating and overcoming the barriers involved with teaching a language to those who do not speak it fluently.

We have grown in confidence in our ability to stand in front and teach a class of around 35 student.

On top of that, living in China has taught us to become more independent and make the most of all the opportunities that are offered to us.

What is the best thing about your placement so far?
Working with the extremely cute and enthusiastic children at the kindergarten! We teach 6 classes each and seeing them improve their English language skills is very rewarding. They are all very willing to try whatever we throw at them and are fascinated by everything we teach them.

We are also really enjoying the free time that we have to explore the surrounding areas. For example, we took a trip into the countryside and met Tim's family. The difference between the city life and rural villages in China is very interesting.

Would you recommend this placement to anyone else?
Yes. If you are looking for some worthwhile and rewarding work experience within the teaching profession this is perfect.

Can you describe a typical day? (e.g Start time, morning duties, lunch hours, afternoon duties, any other duties…. )
Typical Monday - Friday (Meal times same for Saturday)
8:45am - Breakfast at the kindergarten
9:30am - Lesson 1, between 20 - 40 mins
10:15am - Lesson 2, between 20 - 40 mins
11am - Lunch
11:45am - Free time/ nap time
15:30pm - Lesson 3, between 20 - 40 mins
16:00pm - Free time
18:00pm - Dinner

Weekends vary each week depending on what we are told to do or things we want to visit.such a mind-blowing experience - China really is so enormous - it took me some time to digest! It was a brilliant (and totally unique) way to begin to understand such a different culture.

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