Monday, February 14, 2011

Teach English & Study Mandarin in Shenzhen

(Opportunity for Chinese majors and non-Chinese majors)

Teach English & Study Mandarin in Shenzhen

Spend a year teaching English and learning Chinese in Shenzhen. This large, well-established, government-sponsored program is now in its 14th year. Shenzhen is a Mandarin-speaking city. It is the only program of its kind.

Preparatory training at Peking University includes the TEFL in China Certificate training and Mandarin classes (4 levels available) in August. Teach English September - June in a Shenzhen public school, and continue your study of Mandarin in our own courses, taught by Shenzhen University faculty.

Salary, housing, and contract bonus

Housing & tours during the training

On-Site Coordinators

Airline tickets reimbursed

Paid 3-week vacation Jan/Feb

Requirements: College degree (by July 2011), native speaker of English with citizenship USA / Canada / UK / Ireland / Australia / New Zealand

All majors are welcome. Teaching experience is not required. Prior study of Chinese is not required.

For information and an application:


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Chinese Government Scholarship Available

Each year we send a GW student to China to study Chinese under the Chinese government scholarship. The awardee will be able to study in a Chinese university (normally in the mandarin program) for a year fully paid by the Chinese government except for international travel expenses. Please note the scholarship does not apply to non-Chinese programs such as U.S. sponsored overseas programs.

Application deadline: March 10, 2011.

For more information please contact Prof. Phyllis Zhang.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Summer Scholarship: Summer Field Studies in China

This is a U.S. government sponsored program administered by Associated College in China (ACC), Hamilton College. The following information is provided by ACC.

All students who are admitted to the program will receive a full scholarship to participate.

To apply, or for more information visit:
(Application deadline is March 1!)

Who: A small group of highly qualified US students with advanced abilities in Chinese language. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of a study abroad program in China. Admitted students will receive full scholarships (Scholarship includes: international travel, program tuition, and lodging in China).

What: Further improve cultural competency and language proficiency through field experience and advanced language instruction.

Where: Several regions of China with an emphasis on rural areas; language instruction based in Beijing.

When: Summer 2011 (June 17-August 5)

Field Experience:

· Three- week field study in different parts of China

· Engage in comparative study of US and China’s contemporary society and educational systems through hands-on projects

· Focus on education in rural areas

· Deliver presentations at conferences/workshops for Chinese school teachers

· Teach at day camps in rural schools

· Participate in a one-week de-orientation and preparation for outreach activities

Advanced Language Instruction:

· Three- week intensive Chinese language courses and culture lectures in Beijing

· Focus on advanced language and culture studies

· Native speaking faculty with extensive experience teaching foreign students

· Earn credits from Hamilton College

All students who are admitted to the program will receive a full scholarship to participate.

To apply, or for more information visit: