5 Teachers Needed in Hunan Province

Hunan Province is a beautiful place in the south of China with convenient life in towns and attractive natural scenes in the countryside. Many westerners enjoy their lives in Hunan. These posts are also open to those who do not hold a degree but are very keen to teach in China.

*Students aged 4-17. 20 lessons per week. 

*Salary Y4,000 per month with free accommodation + travel allowance (Y500/month).

*One academic year contract from September 2012 to June 2013.

*Free meals in school’s canteen (if applicable).

*Suitable for people who enjoy amazing Chinese landscape.

*Non-native speakers with high level of English are also welcomed.

All applicants must have a high standard of written and spoken English. We provide assistance in obtaining work visas for China. We will also give you some cultural training before you leave. To apply, please send CV and photo to mail@educationchina.co.uk

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Children Workshop: Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers.  The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 09 June    Time:10-11am

Contents: 1) Story of the traditional Dragon Boat Festival; 2) Make a dragon boat (paper folding and drawing).

To learn:

1) The story of the Dragon Boat Festival and what do Chinese people do to celebrate it.

2) Paper folding for dragon boat.

3) Chinese words for dragon, dragon boat festival, rice dumplings etc.

Ability/skill improved:  Imagination, patience,  being accurate, hand skills for paper folding, drawing,  to appreciate a diverse culture.

Cost: £12 per child, £10 each for siblings. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to mail@educatioinchina.co.uk  Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/Chinese_for_kids.html

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.

First Thousand Words in Chinese

First Thousand Words in Chinese by Heather Amery, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright.

Click here for the pronunciation for the beach vocabulary we learnt. Practice and have fun!

 

Checking Out Guizhou With Us This Summer! :)

This year our volunteers will be sent to a different place in China – Guizhou Province. Both the teaching and travel will take place here.

Guizhou is a mysterious and colourful place in China! The beautiful film Close to the Sun was filmed there too. We are all very excited about going! Below is a video of Guizhou that we found in youtube:

 

 

16 May – Deadline for Voluntary Summer Teaching 2012

Wednesday 16 May is the deadline for this year’s Summer Teaching in China programme. If you want to have an unforgettable time in China this summer, you’d better be quick!

Details of the programe please visit out website: http://www.educationchina.co.uk/volunteering.html

We look forward to seeing you in China! 🙂

Award-winning Chinese film Close To The Sun

2012 new film directed by Chouchou, Close to The Sun (云上太阳) tells a story of a French artist’s experience in China. She arrived a remote village by accident, where the villagers helped her heal past anguish and awaked her love for life.

The story in the film was very weak, though the performance was very true. Many of the actors were the local minority residents. It was filmed in the unbelievably beautiful Danzhai (黔东南州丹寨县) in Guizhou Province, where everything just looked so pure, including the people. There were some custom of Miao Minority embedded in the story, though not in a naturl way, is interesting to watch. This film is great for people who are learing Chinese too- the language is simple and slow.

Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFNwSusMKGA

Read more about the film: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90782/90875/7723473.html

http://english.pku.edu.cn/News_Events/News/Campus/9014.htm

China: The world’s cleverest country?

Interesting article about Chinese education in today’s BBC New website… 🙂

China: The world’s cleverest country?

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent

China’s results in international education tests – which have never been published – are “remarkable”, says Andreas Schleicher, responsible for the highly-influential Pisa tests.
The findings indicate that China has an education system that is overtaking many Western countries.

While there has been intense interest in China’s economic and political development, this provides the most significant insight into how it is teaching the next generation.

Read the full article on BBC’s website:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17585201

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