Final draft ppt for_catesol_4-12

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Final draft ppt for_catesol_4-12

  1. 1. SUMMER Teachingin China:THE GOOD, THEBAD AND THEBEAUTIFUL Robert Mann Santa Barbara City College
  2. 2. SUMMER TEACHING IN CHINA “THERE ARE 5 TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE LEARNING ENGLISH IN CHINA AS THERE ARE PEOPLE IN ENGLAND”
  3. 3.  Click to edit Master text styles  Second level  Third level  Fourth level  Fifth level Sydney
  4. 4. Program backgroundØ Jiangsu Educational Services for International Education (JESIE), based in NanjingØ JESIE have run summer programs since 1997Ø Recruit 150 overseas teachers to train local high-school English teachersØ Teachers gather in Nanjing, then sent throughout province
  5. 5. Work conditionsØ 6000 RMB per month ($US 950)Ø Full food and board in a “3-star” hotelØ No air-fare reimbursement but transportation provided within ChinaØ Sightseeing & w/end excursions providedØ Letter of support for 30-60 day visaØ On-site Program Co-ordinator
  6. 6. TEACHING programØ 5-6 x 45 min teaching periods per dayØ Class size of 25 – 30Ø Learners were primary and secondary school teachersØ Syllabus focused on developing speaking, listening, and comprehension skillsØ Demonstrate student-centered strategiesØ No grading or assessment responsibilities!
  7. 7. China  Click to edit Master text styles  Second level  Third level  Fourth level  Fifth level
  8. 8.  Click to edit Master texLishui JURONG teaching locations  Second level  Third level  Fourth level  Fifth level
  9. 9. The school …….and the teachers
  10. 10. Theclassroom and teaching
  11. 11. Greathospitality!
  12. 12. SHORT-TERM TEACHING INCHINATHE GOOD…………Ø Try out the idea of working in a foreign countryØ Make contacts for longer term positionsØ Teach with a group of other short term-teachersØ Short-term teaching might fit when family or work commitments prevent longer appointmentØ Adds to your teaching resume
  13. 13. SHORT-TERM TEACHING INCHINATHE GOOD (cont’d)Ø Subsidize a trip to ChinaØ Relatively cheap to live and travel in ChinaØ Summer programs in China coincide with USA summer vacation
  14. 14. SHORT-TERM TEACHING INCHINATHE BAD………………….Ø Low salary; no airfare supportØ Minimal TA or tutor supportØ Standard of classrooms, equipment & tech support variesØ Fewer jobs for the over 55’s but they are out thereØ Last-minute administrative changes
  15. 15. SHORT-TERM TEACHING INCHINATHE BAD (cont’d)Ø Summer weather very hot and humid (especially in Southern China)Ø Rock hard beds!Ø Be prepared for crouch toilets
  16. 16. Wonderful sites and friendly people
  17. 17. SHORT-TERM TEACHING INCHINA……AND THE BEAUTIFUL !!Ø 1.3 billion people keen to learn English!Ø Great respect for teachers and educationØ Chinese culture and scenery is fascinating!Ø Westerners are treated as celebrities in many smaller cities
  18. 18. examples of “Chinglish” k to edit Master text stylesecond levelhird level Fourth level  Fifth level
  19. 19. More chinglishlick to edit Master text stylesSecond levelThird level  Fourth level  Fifth level
  20. 20. Some useful Websites http://middlekingdomlife.com/guide/
  21. 21. Some useful Websites http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/work/esl/teac
  22. 22. Useful items TO TAKEfor teachingØ Mini projector, laser pointerØ Laptop and Surge ProtectorØ Realia, realia from USAØ Learner’s Dictionary, Colloquialisms DictionaryØ Family photosØ CD’s of Songs in EnglishØ DVD’s of Movies in English
  23. 23. CHINESE LEARNERS: a fewOBSERVATIONSØ Very cooperative, very attentive …..take good notesØ Keen to learn English and all about western countriesØ Gracious and politeØ Family oriented culture so it was considered OK for teachers to bring their children to class with them
  24. 24. CHINESE LEARNERS: a few OBSERVATIONS(continued)Ø Unresponsive to Q &A in classØ But journals and written surveys worked well for student feedbackØ Good participation in group activities, group songs and gamesØ News/Weather/Sports presentations by learners worked well
  25. 25. Questions?

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