Early Education & English Teaching Opportunities in China (with volunteer benefits)

Early Education & English Teaching in China

Early Education & English Teaching Opportunities in China (with volunteer benefits)

Guizhou Forerunner College (GFC) is a non-profit college in China, founded to bestow practical, high quality education for under-served students in Guizhou Province.

We provide three years of low-to-no-cost higher education for students in vocational fields through the School of Hotel Management, School of Computer Application (HTC), Internet Marketing and Management, Tea Processing Techniques and Culture, GFC Minority Culture Center and the Bright Angel College for the Blind.

Our mission is to educate and support poor, outstanding students in acquiring employment and overcoming poverty for themselves and their families. With the motto: “Integrity, Love, Nobility,” we strive to cultivate these characteristics in students while encouraging personal and economic growth.

Funded by VIA Faith-Hope-Love Foundation, GFC officially opened last September 15, 2011.

GFC seeks enthusiastic Volunteer Teachers to:

  • Support a progressive, world-class college for ethnic minorities and the visually impaired
  • Promote education quality and equality in western regions of China, including teacher training for local primary and middle school English teachers.
  • Teach underprivileged but outstanding students in Guizhou Province
  • Enhance a student-centered learning environment
  • Foster an English speaking atmosphere
  • Collaborate with Marriott Hotels, HTC, Tangwawa, Baidu, and other partners to provide a vibrant and diverse residential vocational learning community
  • Contribute unique talents and, in return, be enriched by the Chinese and local minority culture

Requirement: 

  • Personal conviction that Education changes lives.
  • Commit with professionalism to do what it takes to serve the needs of GFC and its students for at least  one year. (Longer commitments are encouraged.)
  • Model Sincerity, patience, positive attitude, self-motivation, self-management, and the spirit of service.
  • Work well in a team environment and be able to adapt in variety of circumstances including changes in lifestyle.
  • Hold a Bachelor's Degree in Early Education or related majors, professional experience preferred.
  • Fluent English Required, native English and knowledge of Chinese are preferred.

 

Responsibilities

  • English Language instructions for GFC students
  • Early Education instructions for GFC students
  • Conduct training sessions for other GFC staff and volunteers about Early Education
  • 14+ hours of classroom instructions and an additional 2-4 hours for tutoring/office hours.
  • Attend mandatory administrative meetings and training sessions organized by GFC.
  • Exhibit proper conduct and behavior appropriate to a teacher.
  • abide by the laws of the People's Republic of China
  • read and abide by the Volunteer Agreement and the Volunteer Handbook.
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Benefits:

  • Contribute to the education of underprivileged young adults
  • Alleviate poverty among diverse Chinese ethnic minorities
  • Discover rural China and immerse in authentic Chinese culture
  • Free lodging in private furnished room, cable TV, hot water
  • 1000RMB monthly living allowance
  • International travel subsidy and visa fee coverage for 1 year service
  • Supplementary health insurance for 1 year service
  • Free Chinese lessons
  • PRC (People’s Republic of China) holidays, winter and summer breaks
  • Access to school library, sports facilities and Wi-Fi
  • Free shuttle bus to Guiyang City on weekends

 

Location

Situated within a national forest and surrounded by fresh water springs, GFC is located in Birds Creek Scenic Area, Huishui County, Guizhou Province (southwestern China), about 80 minutes from Guiyang International Airport.  While Guizhou is the poorest province in terms of per capita income, it is rich in minority culture and natural beauty.

 

Application Process

Please e-mail the following to: forerunnercollege@gmail.com

•           Cover letter (include desired length of service and your motivation to volunteer at GFC)

•           Resume and photo 

 

Telephone: +86 (0) 854-632-3066, www.forerunnercollege.com

 

Guizhou Forerunner College, Huishui County, Guizhou, China 550600

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