Category Archives: Programme Updates

How to get the students to follow your instructions so that you can give a rockstar lesson?

Here below are the refocusing strategies introduced by our new volunteer training manager Claire to get students’ attention in class. Enjoy! The process of getting your students’ attention – without getting frustrated and raising your voice – is challenging. Luckily, … Continue reading

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We are still looking for Online English Corner volunteers.

Do you want to help English teachers for migrant and left-behind children improve their oral English confidence, thus helping them teach their students better? If so, our Teachers’ English Corner may be for you. Based in Shanghai  These English volunteers are master … Continue reading

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17 individual volunteers have taught 1559 rural students, yay!

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Between January and August 2018, We have sent 17 volunteers to teach in rural schools, villages and community centers. The beneficiaries have all been rural, migrant and ‘left-behind’ children spread out in seven different provinces. Both the beneficiaries and the … Continue reading

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We support our new semester volunteers with onboard trainings!

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The autumn has arrived and our volunteers have had the on-board trainings to start their lessons! In total six trainings have been rolled out to prepare our beloved volunteers for the classroom. We are happy to announce that Stepping Stones has established a … Continue reading

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What does our trainee say about the Videolink Teacher Training program? Read here Ningning’s testimonial!

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Ningning’s Testimonial I’m Ningning, a teacher from Hongbo school in Luyi. In 2017 it was my first year to teach English, so I was nervous every day and felt so much pressure on my shoulders. Fortunately, I received help from … Continue reading

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Come and have a chat with us at the Expat Show!

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We will be present at the annual Expat Show in Shanghai! Come and have a chat with us between 21 – 23 September if you are around! Our stand no. is VI06.

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Our summer camps are over, thank you all for the input!

Our 2018 summer camps are over! Thank you everyone for all your hard work to make this a BIG success (Porsche, Bank of Communications, Target, Aboro, Teaching Nomad, Think Global, Disney English, Yakult, Google and our volunteers) ! Our super … Continue reading

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Want to use the Internet to help left-behind children? Volunteer for Videolink!

      Would you like to volunteer remotely to help left-behind children in isolated and disadvantaged areas around China improve their English? If so, the Videolink Program needs your help.   In this program, volunteers teach a minimum of … Continue reading

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Come to The Rooster this Saturday for Scavenger Hunt!

Thanks to The Rooster for hosting a Back to School Scavenger Hunt for our programs. All the proceeds of the event will benefit Stepping Stones.   Here is the official description from The Rooster:  “On August 25, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., your teams … Continue reading

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We are looking for a Shanghai English Teaching Program Coordinator!

中文点击这里 Stepping Stones is looking for a qualified and committed candidate to play a key role in our Shanghai English Teaching Program (SET).  The Program Coordinator is the main liaison person communicating with Stepping Stones’ partner schools and community centres about … Continue reading

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Volunteer with Stepping Stones to teach English to migrant children!

Want to create a better future for migrant children in Shanghai? Meet like-minded volunteers from around the world and discover your inner talent in teaching and mentoring?   Stepping Stones is now recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to join its Shanghai English … Continue reading

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Help English teachers to practice speaking English!

Do you want to help English teachers for migrant and left-behind children improve their oral English confidence, thus helping them teach their students better? If so, our Teachers’ English Corner may be for you. We offer two very different volunteering experiences:  … Continue reading

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The first two summer camps of 2018 are completed last week. Yay!

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the successful completion of the first two summer camps today! At the closing ceremonies the smiles and the tears on the children’s faces, as well as the cute performances, showed clearly … Continue reading

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Googlers and primary students work together to create.. leaf art! 

During our summer camps for primary school students, we also actively collaborate with local and international companies. This year for the first time, Google employees have joined us to teach arts and crafts to the children. Here are some nice … Continue reading

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St. Paul American School students have successfully completed their rural volunteering tour, again!

We organized a volunteer tour to one of our rural schools for St. Paul American School students. This tour gave the students a chance to teach young underprivileged primary school students with conditions.  Embraced by green scenery in a rural … Continue reading

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