2020 Chinaway English Teaching Outline (网课支教大纲)

2020 Chinaway 网课支教大纲

Task Description
Teaching lesson:  "Speaking English is fun" or ”Happy to Speak English”
Goal: Have the Chinese children enjoy learning and speaking English.
Students in Sichuan2nd to 6th grade.
Virtual Classrooms: Dujiangyan (都江堰) and Ya'an (雅安) 
What you'll do: Curriculum prep; virtual classroom management; English teaching online attractively and joyfully; Chinese culture learning; and volunteer team collaborating.
Volunteers Hours Logging: https://forms.gle/qED4p8UfepQuTLL1A
Project Notes: Keep tracking the Current Status
The class lessons will be held in the Chinese community centers. We hope that the class is fun and kids can enjoy the class. Ultimately, the kids will be able to speak simple English. Since the class is online, we cannot play games physically with the kids. Therefore, the most challenging  part of teaching would be interacting with the kids to learn and to speak English, while including fun-filled activities. 
We hope that students can practice listening and speaking English in each class through a game. For example, Hide and Seek, which can teach Chinese children about directions, rooms, and buildings through interaction and connection what kids have learned. 
Telling stories (or showing short cartoons/English films) : it helps develop the Chinese children's listening skills and their expressive ability; We also can teach songs (similar to the cup song)/ jingle.
We encourage you to write (finding) scripts and teach Chinese children to play roles. For example, writing a shopping scenario,  would help the children to practice asking about prices, saying “I like ...”, in color, size, and all other possible aspects. (stationery, clothes...) Also, you can talk about "going to a restaurant": to practice speaking about different kinds of foods and social etiquette.
The links below are the English textbooks of the Chinese schools from grades 3 to 6. Please read through the textbook and become familiar with the contents, to know well what English words and sentences that they have already learned. Let them practice speaking English by the words and sentences. The simple repetition is the key to reinforce them. You can also add more content in terms of simple English sentence structures to teach Chinese kids.
In short , you should prepare one or two weeks worth of teaching plans. You can write the teaching plan independently or in groups. After it is finished, we will review all the materials and plans and select the best teaching plan for all to use. Students who create/edit the teaching materials and plans will earn volunteer hours.

所以我们希望:每节课都通过一个游戏练习听说英语,比如:Hide and seek,将中国孩子学到的,方向,房子,建筑等串联起来。
讲故事(可以放短的动画片):锻炼中国孩子的听力与表达能力;可以教歌曲,短诗歌,如cup song 那样的可唱可表演。
鼓励写短剧本(通过场景剧)让中国孩子表演:比如shopping 让孩子学会如何问价格,喜欢什么,颜色,大小,各种商品名,文具,衣物,等等。比如上餐馆:表演说各种食物,社交礼仪;


About Program Locations

2020 Chinaway 项目将在四川都江堰、雅安、河北蔚县进行。
Locations will be at Dujianyan, Ya‘an, and Yuxian of China.

Read more: About Program Locations

2020 Chinaway Volunteer Program

This year our program is full, see you next year!

Chinaway is a summer volunteer program which established on 2008. Due to the current special situation, this year’s Chinaway Volunteer Program will change to online teaching. We welcome students who can comfortably talk/teach in front of the computer/phone/camera to join this teaching project. Students can choose whether to teach independently or team up by group.

The teaching course are mainly English conversation, reading Chinese students’ English textbooks, and simple Chinese/English translation. Participating Chinese students are between 1st and 6th grade. Since no teacher/adults help students during the teaching session, to ensure teaching going smooth, it is mandatory for students to prepare course ahead as required, including control time/ prepare materials to fulfill the whole classtime, to be familiar with the teaching contents, and to have teaching rehearsals.

Student volunteers will earn 3 volunteer hours for 1 hour of online teaching and 2 hours of lesson preparation. For students whose hours meet the requirement of the President's Service Reward, we will apply for it and give students the certificate.

因为今年的特殊情况,chinaway 支教活动将由线下换到线上。我们欢迎可以独立面对镜头(网上平台)教英语的同学参加,同学可以自己独立讲课,也可以组成小组参与讲课。

教课内容主要是英语对话,领读中国英语课本,简单中英互译。参与的中国学生主要是1年级到六年的学生。 由于是独自讲解一定时间的课程,教课之前学生必须按要求备课,准备课堂内容,同时课前预讲,保证课堂上不留空挡。

每天的支教活动由每天的线授课离线备课讨论组成。义工小时也合并计算,比如,一小时在线授课和两小时的离线备课, 折合3小时志愿者服务时间。服务时数符合总统服务奖的,我们将为同学申报并发放证书。

Read more: 2020 Chinaway Volunteer Program

Yuxian teaching program

6/7/2020 - 6/20/2020 河北蔚县支教项目

Yuxian County is located in Hebei province and 265 kilometers away from Beijing. Yuxian is an Ancient Town, rich in history and culture but economic underdeveloped. Yuxian county hope their students improve the English and can introduce the culture to Foreign friends. Our volunteer program mainly teaches English inNuanquan Central School. We will teach 5th Grade。

Students of Nuanquan Central School hope that through this cultural exchange between China and the United States, the children can broaden their horizons, increase their interest in English,improve their conversational English, and gain self-confidence. At the same time, the students should be able to express, understand and explain their own culture and the world.

For the American volunteers, objectives include understanding the Chinese cultural symbols of Yuxian County, then teaching it to the students in English. Another objective is working with the school's lesson " Nuanquan, a famous historical and cultural town in China", to assist the Chinese students in completing the Nuanquan Cultural Interpreter Project. The project includes the creation of a presentation in both Chinese and English, and organizing a presentation competition (the Chinese content will be provided by the Chinese side), help in making Chinese and English cultural performances, and develop the students’ ability to host foreign visitors and explain the town’s culture to them in English.




初步行程 Program Schedule (届时可能会有调整)

蔚县支教项目初步行程                Hebei Yuxian  Schedule      







Pick up from the airport. Hotel accommodation in Beijing


Welcome party



Full-day training and lesson preparation , get familiar with team members/icebreakers. Accommodation in Beijing.


Free time



Tour of the Great Wall and making a project (i. e. a craft, a poster…) as part of the introduction to Chinese culture. Leave Beijing for Nanquan.


Free time



Opening ceremony, get to know Chinese teachers, introduce the program, divide and prepare work.(The program can include teaching Chinese children English and other English related the projects).Stay in Nuanquan.


Free time



Start group work according to the program agenda (the daily work is assigned in the previous project plan).Stay in Nuanquan.


Free time



Rest and local tour. Stay in Nuanquan.


Free time



Work with students to complete performances and explain projects. (May be a play, or a specialized lecture). Stay in Nuanquan.


Free time


闭幕仪式 并动身回北京。宿:北京

Program presentation, closing ceremony, then leave for Beijing. Stay in Beijing.


Free time



Full-day tour in Beijing. Stay in Beijing.


Farewell party



All-day drop off to Beijing airport.








This year our program is full. See you next year.



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