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China program BYU seeking applicants for teachers in universities

BYU seeking applicants for teachers in universities

PROVO, UTAH

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU is seeking qualified couples and individuals to teach at highly respected universities in the People's Republic of China during the 2009-10 academic year.

Although most teachers are hired to teach oral and written English, there is an increasing need for professionals with experience in the fields of linguistics, business, law, economics, science, culture and literature.

Formal teaching experience is not required for placement nor are Chinese language skills — all classes are taught in English.

Applicants must be active members of the Church, have university degrees, be in a secure financial situation, have excellent emotional and physical health, be age 69 or younger by March 1, 2009, with no childcare responsibilities.

Teaching in China is an academic service activity, and teachers are expected to exemplify high moral values, professionalism and integrity.

Assignments are for 11 months beginning August.

Chinese universities provide teachers with adequate housing and a small living stipend. Airfare is also provided for the participants.

Completed applications for the 2009-10 academic year must be received by Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.

Kennedy Center teacher nominees' names will be sent to Chinese universities around March 1.

All selected teachers will participate in a mandatory two-week, 100-hour, TEFL training program at the Kennedy Center prior to leaving for China.

Participants will have a rare opportunity to teach Chinese university students, experience a year living in China, absorb the ancient and modern culture of Asia and contribute to building a relationship of trust between two nations. Their conscientious service benefits Chinese students, host universities and the teachers themselves.

Teachers are currently placed at 17 partner universities in eight cities in China. More than 1,000 people have participated in the program since 1989.

Applications may be obtained by writing to China Teachers Program, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Brigham Young University, 220 HRCB, Provo, Utah, 84604; (801) 422-5321; [email protected], or online at kennedy.byu.edu/chinateachers.

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