Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Volunteer Teaching in China

Program Dates

Students teach English and/or provide culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises to local school students of all ages in rural settings throughout China. The program begins with training and instruction at Tsinghua University in Beijing

Department Contact

Dr. Mei Zhong

Overview

The Educational Poverty Alleviation Project, initiated by Tsinghua University in 2003, is a public project aimed at benefiting China's poverty-stricken areas. The goal is to provide people in underdeveloped areas with the opportunity to utilize high-quality educational and training resources through the support of modern technology. The program's ultimate goal is to eliminate poverty by spreading knowledge. During this program, the Voluntary Teaching Program groups American, British, and other international students with Tsinghua University students to teach English and/or provide culture lectures and intercultural communication exercises to local school students of all ages in rural settings throughout China. Volunteers can prepare teaching plans and materials in relation to such things as English movies, stories, pictures and so forth, or prepare some lectures to introduce their country, hometown, university, and their personal experience in order to expand the locals’ horizon of the world. SDSU students typically serve as English language specialists and provide language instruction. The program begins with training and instruction at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Student groups are then sent to their assigned rural locations where they spend a majority of the program, returning to Tsinghua University prior to ending the program. **Students interested in earning 6 units over five-weeks can combine this program with Language and Culture in Contemporary China.***

For more information, please contact:

    Giancarlo Taylor
    Director of International Programs
    Professional Studies and Fine Arts
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4505
    phone: 619-594-0929
    fax: 619-594-6974
    office number: AH 4184
    email: Giancarlo Taylor

Spring 2019 Office Hours:

    Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
        - and by appointment