Afra – teaching practicum Shijiazhuang/ Beijing

Science and Business graduate Afra spent six weeks in summer 2017 volunteering to teach English at summer camps in Shijiazhuang and Beijing, China, to complete the teaching practicum of her 150 hour TEFL course.

How was your experience on your teaching practicum?

When I first arrived in Beijing, I was full of hope that the next six weeks would go well.  Looking back now, they far exceeded my expectations!

During my time at camp, I had the pleasure of meeting amazing people. My hosts were some of the kindest people I have come across, the students were all energetic and sweet, and the other volunteers made up an intelligent and adventurous group.

What did you learn from taking part in a teaching practicum?

I learned a lot about teaching, China, and myself.

I’m so glad that I had this opportunity and would definitely encourage those interested to apply!

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