Summer Service in China – Teaching English to Teachers

Summer Service in China – Teaching English to Teachers

The Amity Summer English Program (SEP) invites English speakers to volunteer in training Chinese teachers of English in less-developed parts of China. The SEP is a wonderful opportunity to spend a month in China, helping primary and secondary school Chinese teachers, many from rural areas, to develop their English language skills.

Interested in a meaningful summer?

You can help Chinese teachers of English upgrade their listening and speaking skills through an intensive four weeks of classroom and other activities with native English speakers. The goal is to help these Chinese teachers become more comfortable using the English they already have! It is also hoped that some of the classroom ideas and activities will encourage them to develop more interactive classes for their students.

What do I do?

You are assigned as a team to a rural area and on arrival, you help to assign each teacher to a language level group following an oral assessment. For the next three weeks you develop classroom activities, games, music, movies and more to get your group talking and sharing.


The program runs for four weeks, July 8- Aug 5 including a time of briefing and debriefing in China, and three weeks at the team’s assigned location. At each SEP location approximately 75-100 Chinese teachers take advantage of this unique opportunity.

July 8

arrival in Nanjing

July 9-11

orientation in Nanjing

July 12

departure to the local teaching sites

July 13 – Aug 2


Aug 3

travel to Shanghai

Aug 4

debriefing in Shanghai

Aug 5


Please be in touch with Cathy Nichols ( by April 15th if you would like to participate in this exciting opportunity. Scholarships are available.