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Language Buddy

Program Overview
This is a volunteer teaching placement designed for deep cultural immersion and exchange. This program is ideal for adults hoping to get their feet wet in teaching, teachers planning to travel during their summer break, or travelers seeking to experience full cultural immersion while teaching English abroad. Both Language Buddy and host family are volunteers. They exchange their languages and cultures instead of paying rental fee or tuition fee. This is a perfect chance to know different people and different countries. It is also a valuable opportunity to make life-long friends,have the chance to visit the host's working company or even work there, which means much more than just renting a room.
This program offers:
Volunteer tutoring position with a local host family and teaching experience in China. Placements all around China, participants can stay in different cities and will be provided full board by the host family. Minimum stay is 2 weeks. Host family welcome you to stay as long as 12 months.
  • Au Pair program
    You will be expected to spend 30 hours per week as an Au Pair: taking care of the children, escorting them to school, playing and teaching them, etc. Make sure you are able to commit to at least 3 months as an au pair. We can accept au pairs in China year round for durations of 3, 6, 9 and 12 months.You can get a stipend of $400 US and 20 hours of language classes per month.
  • Vacation Language
    You will be expected to spend 15 hours per week during summer or winter vacation teaching host family English. Make sure you are able to commit to at least 1 month. Arrival date is usually in July, August and September and February each year.You can get a stipend of $140US -$280US per month based on the length of you stay. .
  • Daily Language BuddySince you are usually studying or working in China, you will be expected to spend only 5 hours per week teaching host family English. Make sure you are able to commit to at least 2 weeks. We can accept applications in China year round and program can be extended to 1 year.You are expected to pay a service as low as $6.99US per day.
  • Homestay OnlyChinaHomestay is committed to the spread of Chinese culture and the integration of western culture. You can choose 'Homestay only' option and stay with the host family without teaching any languages while the host family will still share with you Chinese culture. Daily fee is from $25US per day.
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  • David December, 2014

    I really liked my host family in Beijing. They were really nice, very happy, and always very respectful of my privacy. I couldn’t have asked for a better host family in Beijing.

  • April June, 2014

    I get along very well with my family. They invited me to accompany them when they went out whether it was skiing, going to the park, or meeting up with their relatives.

  • James June, 2015

    I was able to learn a lot about Chinese culture and traditions by living in their home, which was one of my main objectives in living with a host family.

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