We started our Videolink program in 2016, as Wi-Fi became more prevalent in our rural partner schools, in order to be able to sustain our English teaching efforts between volunteer visits. Volunteer from the comfort of your home and bring a smile to left-behind and rural children in China!
Teaching English through the internet
- Description: Volunteers teach English through the internet to left-behind children in rural China between the ages of 8 and 15, providing an efficient and sustainable way of reaching more disadvantaged groups in remote areas. Class sizes vary depending on the program, but are generally small (around 10-15 students).
- Time commitment: 2-3 hours per week (including lesson preparation time) and a minimum of one school term (3-4 months). Volunteers are responsible for delivering one or two 40-minute lesson(s) per week. Teaching schedule is flexible based on volunteers’ and students’ availability. Volunteers living overseas can also sign up! Classes are mainly from Monday to Friday, either in early morning, lunch time or evenings (China time zone). Limited classes are available on the weekend.
- Requirements: Fluent or native level of English; interest in communicating the English language to new learners; 18 years old and above; Must attend the Videolink training session organized by Stepping Stones; technically competent; Good oral Chinese skills a plus but not essential.
- Location: Schools and community centres in rural China through the internet.
- Training & support provided by Stepping Stones.
For more information and questions regarding this program, please email our Videolink Program Manager, Sherry Jia at firstname.lastname@example.org.