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Sprout Connects the Best Teachers with the Best Students in China

Sprout is an online teaching school based in China. Known to students and parents as Whales English, it is designed for English learners between the ages of 5 to 15 with a registered student population of over 10000 and still expanding. We have an average of 2-3 students in a class, and approximately over 4000 different classes with more than 400 native English-speaking teachers from North America and the UK.

Features of Sprout

  • Small, intimate classes with 2- 3 students between 5 and 15 years old. The students commit to a full 6-8 month semester to finish the planned lessson and a fixed group of students stay with you for the whole time, allowing to build good rapport.
  • The students English level is from GK to 6th grade according to USA Elementary school standards. In some ways, students may appear lower than native speaking students, but in other ways they are frequently better than many adult learner s in Asia.
  • Sprout's teachers have the advantage of choosing more specific subjects to teach, such as phonics, science, history, literature, writing, etc, whereas regular English schools just focus on conversational English. Standard, recognized US teaching materials and methods are supported.

Goals for Sprout

  • As of February 2014, Sprout's mission statement has been to provide high quality online lessons for Chinese speaking students. The goal is for these students to not only master English, but learn different educational patterns by using their English to study subjects such as literature, science, history, and more.
  • Furthermore, students benefit from each native teachers' experiences and creativity to instill critical thinking skills. The Sprout project was created to make up for the perceived deficiency in the traditional Chinese education system, which puts too much emphasis on high grades and test scores.
  • For the last few years, Sprout has arranged a summer camp to connect students with their teachers. Some selected teachers have had the opportunity to come to China in the summer to teach and spend time with enrolled students. This year, the theme of the summer camp was "Keeping the Environment Safe and Healthy."

Teacher Recruitment

  • ESL teachers for entry level and introduction level students teaching Language Arts, Phonics, Reading,and Conversonal English.
  • Non-ESL teachers for advanced level students teaching Language Arts, Literature, Science, Science Reading, Solial Study, History, Writing, etc.
  • Curriculum designers with good design thinking skills and writing skills.
  • Please send your resume with a photo attached and a 2to4-minute self-introduction video to: sprout4future@rouchi.com.

Annual Summer Camp

For the last few years, Sprout has arranged a summer camp to connect students with their teachers. Some selected teachers have had the opportunity to come to China in the summer to teach and spend time with enrolled students. This year the theme of the summer camp was "Keeping the Environment Safe and Healthy."

The activities including:

  • English Storybook Performances
  • Science Experiments
  • Study of Popular Music and Lyrics
  • Spelling Bee
  • Mock Interviews and Role Playing
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