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Teaching English & American Culture in China

Enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime

  • teach English and American culture during July and August

  • experience the splendid Chinese culture through interaction with Chinese people and visits to wonderful historical sites

  • witness an Asian country going through a dynamic transformation to a world economy

Program Description

This program is designed to bring native English speakers to to teach English to Chinese students ranging from about elementary through junior high school. Your role will be to share American culture and to build students’ confidence in speaking English.

During this program, you will have your own classes of 25-30 students or team teach with a partner for a combined class. You need to develop a curriculum outlining the topics and plans for all sessions. In addition, you will participate with the students in several cultural activities. The on-site program is typically about 17 days.

 Class photo in China with American teachers
At Zhejiang Huawei Foreign Language School, summer 2008

Program Requirements

To qualify for the program you must

  • Be a native English speaker and a college graduate. Teaching experience preferred.

  • Be able to teach classes 5-hours daily for five or six days per week depending on school assignment.

  • Be a flexible team player with a positive attitude and cultural tolerance.

  • Be able to attend two to three teaching training sessions in the spring.

  • Be in good physical and mental health with your own health and travel insurance.

Program Compensation

  • Free round-trip airfare from LAX to Shanghai

  • Free ground transportation to school location

  • Free room and board throughout the teaching duration

  • Free weekend excursion during the teaching period

Program Fees - $500

This includes application, placement, materials, training, and orientation.

Program Tour Extension

Three to four day excursions to Beijing and Shanghai will be offered prior to and/or following the program. Approximate additional cost for both will be around or under $500.

Contact Information

Ying Cao, CCE China Summer Teaching in China Program Supervisor
phone: 909.967.3797

Cindy Fu, CCE China Summer Teaching in China Program Director
phone: 909.800.8265

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The program is organized and led by CCE China, an organization specializing in cultural, educational and professional programs and exchanges between China and the U.S., as well as other parts of the world.

photo of the Pudong skyline from the Bund in Shanghai, China, photo by Susan Kullmann

Our Mission

Council on China Exchange (CCE China) specializes in bilateral cultural and educational programs in China and the United States. We provide high quality cultural, educational and professional experiences to the interested public, students and teachers from the U.S. as well as from China.