|The World Language Process presently has requests for hundreds of teachers to teach English. Many of these requests are from Governors of Provinces in Thailand, but there are many requests from other places in the world including from the State of Florida for teaching English to Spanish speaking prisoners. As of June 2004 we also have an agreement with China to teach ten million Chinese guides and support personnel for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
They first positions mentioned provide room and board for the volunteers and have no cost to the volunteers, except transportation. Details have not yet been worked out for the China Olympics project. All of these require the availability of the World Language Process ACCESS System for which we are presently seeking funding to implement.
While in the past we maintained a registry of teacher volunteers we discontinued doing so because we found that obtaining volunteers was not going to be a problem since there are many university students and retired people willing to volunteer. At the moment our full focus is on obtaining the funding for implementing the ACCESS system.
|In the interim, however, we are also assisting an affiliate in China to obtain volunteer teachers for the affiliate's English teaching program. Please understand, that while there is some expense to the volunteers for this program that the World Language Process does not receive one penny of the fees or any remuneration of any sort for helping make the placements. We do it completely in a spirit of service to China and the world.
|The Chinese affiliate is called SINOTEACH and is an independent, non-political and non-religious network for placement of native speakers of English and international volunteers to teach in China and for hosting international students to learn Chinese in China under the sponsorship and guarantee of Yantai Jianwen College. Presently, there are two programs.
One program is a VOLUNTEER TEACHING program and the other program is a STUDY program. The participant may enroll in one or the other. The different mission statements of the two programs are as follows:
2. The Chinese Study Program
Hosting/receiving international students to STUDY Chinese language and culture in Chinese schools or universities.
The Teaching Program
The mission of SINOTEACH is to promote volunteerism and improve the quality English education in China as well as enhance intercultural understanding and friendship through English education.
SINOTEACH volunteer positions are available year round for both short-term and long-term placements with associate schools, colleges and universities in China.
The qualifications required for teaching and volunteering on any of the associate campuses are as follows:
There is a modest administrative program cost for both the Volunteer Teacher Program and the China Study Program and which the volunteer or student must pay.
|The SINOTEACH program fee covers an administrative charge, placement arrangement, accommodation, three meals/per day during the teaching periods, local transportation for volunteers and supervision, daily coordination between volunteers and the sponsoring schools as well as the organization of social activities such as parties, conferences, family visits/stays and so on.
|The program fee is also taken as the contribution and donation from the volunteers to the China Teach and Volunteer Program to help the students and schools in development of the curriculum, and cover the costs of the library facilites, the textbooks and teaching materials.
|As this is a teaching and volunteering program, the volunteers should not expect financial gain from the program. However the volunteers do benefit from living with the local Chinese community, experiencing the Chinese culture, visiting the relics of the Chinese heritage and as well in the making of Chinese friendships.
For the moment, the SINOTEACH program focuses on the placement of volunteers in Yantai City and its neighbouring cities, Shandong Province, China. The people in Shandong are hospitable, friendly and easy-going and show great respect to the foreign teachers and volunteers.
While there are free Chinese language classes for the Teacher Volunteers there is an additional program fee for students who prefer to spend full time studying the Chinese Language. This fee varies from school to school, and will be quoted separately depending on the requests of individual applicants.
For information on Yantai and Shandong Province, please refer to the following sites for details:
There are also positions available in:
To enroll for China, Sri Lanka