Language Volunteer in China

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”1748″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_blank” img_size=”810 x 521″ css=”.vc_custom_1405157642504{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Being a language volunteer is an adventure of a lifetime as you will have the chance to experience many new and exciting things while being paid at the same time. During your year in China you will learn Mandarin, experience living in another country and the Chinese culture and make new friends from all over the world. Every Chinese family wants their child to learn English from as young as possible, as a native English speaker, you are what every Chinese family is looking for.

You will teach children from as young as 2 years old the letters of the alphabet, read English stories to them and talk to them in your fluent English. You will have the opportunity to teach them just as your own parents have taught you, much the same as teaching the children that you babysit for in South Africa. Good babysitting references and English language skills are vital requirements needed for this programme.

YDP works with a select number of reputable and longstanding agencies in China, assuring that you are applying through a legitimate organisation and will therefore have the best support structure throughout your year in China. Our Chinese partner continuously arranges fun events for the Language volunteers to participate in which is great for weekends off and to meet the other Language Volunteers from other countries. Another bonus about this programme is that your airfare to China is covered as long as you complete your 12 months in China![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_accordion collapsible=”yes”][vc_accordion_tab title=”Programme requirements”][vc_column_text]

  • Completed your secondary education (matric certificate / school leavers certificate)
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Single with no dependants (never been married/divorced)
  • In good health and physically fit
  • A valid South African passport (or proof that you have applied for one)
  • A police clearance certificate (YDP will apply for this on your behalf)
  • A minimum of 2 references from non-relatives confirming your teaching experience
  • A minimum of 500 hours of babysitting and experience with children under the age of two (preferred)
  • Commitment to a full year (12 months) volunteering in China

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  • Return airfare to China from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban (*terms & conditions apply)
  • International travel health insurance for the duration of the programme (12 months)
  • All processing costs in South Africa & China
  • Recruitment, screening & selecting of host families
  • Application, interview and placement fees
  • Free language courses, providing 60 hours of classes every 3 months
  • Transportation from orientation to host family (if applicable)
  • A minimum of 60 hours of Mandarin lessons every 3 months (compulsory)
  • You will earn RMB 1000 per month for 30 hours of volunteering per week, with at least 2 days off per week
  • You will get RMB 3000 bonus every 3 months
  • Certificate of completion
  • 3 days of paid holiday every 3 months

[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Working Conditions”][vc_column_text]Your duties as a language volunteer will be to prepare and design foreign language (English) lessons, general supervision and to positively guide students through the learning process. You will also need to assist tidying the children’s play areas, keep the common areas organised as well as attend the host institute’s daily activities and participate in their day to day routines. You must be prepared to work 30 hours a week but no more than 7 hours per day.

You will have two (2) days off per week as well as 3 days paid vacation for every 3 months. You will also need to complete a minimum of 60 hours of Chinese Language school courses within every 3 month period.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”How it works”][vc_column_text]Once you have registered for the China Language Volunteer Programme and paid your registration fee (which includes an electronic police clearance application), you will receive all of the relevant application forms. Upon completion of the application documents, you will attend an interview with one of the YDP consultants. Your file will then be sent to YDP’s head office and will be put forward for acceptance. Immediately after acceptance, your file will be sent electronically our Chinese partner for evaluation and placement.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Cost involved”][vc_column_text]

1. Once off YDP registration fee R 350.00

Programme fee

R 3995
3. Guarantee Deposit (Refundable subject to Terms & Conditions) USD $500

Chinese Consulate visa fee payable directly to Consulate.

USD $140