Given the key component of au pair care in China leaning on the aspect of foreign language tutoring and 95% of the families are in favor of having their children learning English from their au pair, it is highly important that you have an adequet expectation about your role in this aspect and that you will have the essential know hows gained before and during you are on the process of handling Chinese host kids learning foreign language. For that LoPair has assigned multiple TESOL experts as your mentors.
Kerry Yu, TESOL Mentor
As a professional primary English teacher, Kerry’s session explores all about TESOL skills, especially for pre-school and primary school children. She will share many concrete and helpful examples of how a foreign language can be taught to any Chinese kid starting from the scratch. She also gives advice on how to teach elder children.
-Conduct 3 hour session at AOTC about TESOL basic theories and techniques
-Follow up after two weeks of your arrival
-Share TESOL resources and examples during the program via blogs and newsletters
-Conduct au pairs who have problems on English teaching for pre-school children
-Drop a line to Kerry:firstname.lastname@example.org
June Qu , Childcare Mentor
With an MA on English language and culture in Shanghai International Studies University, she taught English to postgraduate students for a good 16 years.
As a big lover of English language and all cultures, she shows special interest in different cultures and am willing to explore more into these fields. One year in England helped her a lot with the understanding of English culture and being married to a German husband certainly gets her more into its culture. She's kind of proud of her understanding of different cultures. :)
June is a mother of two (4-year-old son and 1.5-year-old daughter) and was a host mother twice. She's deeply impressed—and touched—by the friendliness and aspiration of all au pairs, but also saw struggle and frustration of some. She has the strong desire to help them understand more of Chinese culture and get over their frustrations in the first stage of their life in China. Her biggest hope is: All au pairs enjoy their stay in China—as much as she enjoyed every moment of her stay in England and Germany!
-Conduct 3 hour session at AOTC about au pair care in china
-Share child care examples during the program via blogs and newsletters
-Conduct both au pairs and host families who have problems on child care
-Drop a line to June: email@example.com