Make a Difference

Most people don't realize what opportunities come from just being able to speak English. Teaching kids English makes their lives better.

  • Teach lifelong skills.Being able to speak English opens doors for the kids for the rest of their lives.
  • Aid their growth.The children you teach and influence grow up to be the leaders of their communities.
  • Show you care.You'll teach them several hours a week. More than financial help, these kids need that time and attention.
  • Reach many.Your volunteer service builds bridges and breaks down cultural barriers.

      • Our method works.Our teaching system is legit: research-based, developed by a BYU professor, and has decades of success.
      • Never taught before?We'll give you all the training you need and you'll come home with a valuable skill.
      • Have doubts?A group leader will be with you to coach and help you throughout the semester.
      • Teaching is fun!Play games, make food, do arts and crafts, and more; all while speaking English.

          • Build relationships.Interact with kids outside of the class: go on home visits, play sports, maybe even read them bedtime stories.
          • Keep in touch.You'll become a role-model for your kids and keep in touch with them after you come home.
          • More than just the kids.You'll interact with the community: school staff, local friends, and parents.
          • Be an example.ILP volunteers' high standards and good lifestyle are an influence for good on everyone around you.

              • Teach one-on-one.We keep classes small; you'll fall in love with each of one of "your" kids.
              • Spend time with others.Make friends with local people, host families, school staff, and others.
              • Reap the benefits.There's nothing like your kids telling you they love you... in English.
              • Create lifelong friendships.You'll travel, hang out, and teach every day with a team of 6-20 other volunteers, all with high standards. They'll be like your family.

                  Get a sneak peek.

                  Look at a typical day of an ILP volunteer in China. This could be you!

                  download: A Day in the Life in China