Located along the Yangtze in the heartland of China, Wuhan has a population of about 11 million people. Famous for its 3,500 years of history and culture, Wuhan is the cradle of urban civilization in the Yangtze River basin. It is also a city of universities: its 97 universities accommodate over 1.2 million students, of which nearly 10,000 remain in Wuhan as entrepreneurs upon graduation every year. As a trade and logistics center, Wuhan is an important base for Chinese manufacturing and high-tech industries. It is also a convenient domestic and international transportation hub with high-speed trains to most provincial capitals.
Host Institution: Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Since 1952, when the Huazhong Institute of Technology (HUST) was founded, HUST has never stopped on its journey towards excellence. All of the classroom buildings are equipped with the state-of-the-art Televic teaching system, which allows for all kinds of teaching activities. The university is full of dedicated scholars working till late into the night as well as energetic students shuttling between the sports center and the library; it is a magical and charming place.
- The Fellow will teach undergraduate courses such as Public Speaking and Debate, American History and Culture, and Academic Writing.
- The Fellow will work with the students who participate in academic English competitions.
- The Fellow will develop and design teaching material and syllabi.
- The Fellow will work with the U.S. Embassy, Consulate and Regional English Language Officer (RELO) on program outreach through teacher training workshops and American cultural activities.
The Fellow may be asked to:
- Be a member of the Center of Faculty Development of the university, which means hosting 3-4 training sessions concerning teacher development and teaching skills that would be open to all the faculty members of the university.
- Conduct workshops on TESOL method and techniques with the teachers of the primary school and middle school affiliated with HUST.