Volunteers enthusiastic about teaching Chinese overseas
( 2003-10-26 08:11) (Xinhua)
Over 200 volunteers have registered to teach Chinese abroad in a project
initiated by the Guangdong provincial overseas exchange association.
The association will set up a database of the volunteers to match them with
the invitations and requests from abroad, said Lu Weixiong, director of the
Guangdong provincial overseas exchange association, at a forum held here
Saturday on the volunteer work.
Most of the volunteers have a high level of education, with 12 percent of
them having master degrees and 62 percent having bachelor degrees. They have
worked as teachers, civil servants, reporters and engineers.
The project was launched in August. Since July 2001, the association have
sent volunteers to help Chinese teachers in Indonesia.
Many people in other countries are interested in learning Chinese and more
volunteers are needed, Lu said.
Guangdong Province is home to many overseas Chinese.