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Sprout Connects the Best Teachers with the Best Students in China

Sprout was initially formed in May of 2012. The goal of Sprout remains the same: to connect the highest quality of English speaking teachers with students, providing interactive small group lessons online. Each group contains between 3 - 5 students. And their ages range between 5 - 13 years old. This project uses a series of theories and methods to aid Chinese children in learning English effectively and also inspire their interest in learning. If you are an enthusiastic teacher who is interested in this program, please email us or contact us via Skype.

Features of Sprout

  • Western teaching methods for dynamic classrooms.
  • Popular American books and teaching material.
  • Interactive teaching models to give each student personalized attention.
  • Online classrooms for children to enjoy high quality lessons via the internet.

Goals for Sprout

  • As 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. Using their English to study subjects such as literature, science, history, and more.
  • Furthermore, students benefit from each native teachers' experiences and creativity to build in them 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.
  • The online program seeks to serve students from level K to college. At present, 95% of the students are between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.

Teacher Recruitment

  • At present, there are approximately 5000 registered students between the ages of 5 and 15. These students make up over 2000 group classes per week. Each class has between 2 and 4 students. This smaller class format allows each teacher to give individual attention to each student in the group.
  • Teaching subjects include: language arts, phonics, reading, literature, social studies, history, science, and conversational classes.
  • Each student's English level is tested from level K to 6th grade, according to the United States Department of Education standards.

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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