Mission of the MCTP


 2016 marked the 18th  anniversary of the Maryknoll China Teachers Program.  The program has expanded and evolved since 1998 when it placed the first two teachers at Zhanjiang Normal University in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province. Over the last 18 years the China Teachers Program has recruited more than 415 teachers from all over the United States. In all, Maryknoll teachers have worked in twenty-seven different Chinese universities spread all over China. 

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Since its inception, the program has strived to make a difference in the lives of Chinese students. We work hard to attract young Catholics to join us in this important part of our China work.  We provide  training for our teachers at our facilities in Hong Kong, so that when they arrive at the Chinese Universities, not only are they prepared to teach ESL, but they are able to thrive in their new environment. We expect our teachers to make a difference in the lives of their students



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We choose only the most highly motivated, creative, passionate, dedicated, and caring individuals for our program.  We look for Catholic teachers who are not only want to teach English in China, but also who have a deep passion for learning about the Chinese culture, and sharing their faith.  We provide extensive background checks on all of our teachers and seek out honest, moral, and compassionate individuals who have a true heart for service. We expect our teachers to act as cultural ambassadors in the schools and cities where they teach.

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The Maryknoll China Teachers Program exists to provide a service to the Chinese people. It is our belief that the exchange of ideas and culture between teachers and students is one of the most important gifts that we can give to the people of China. Not only will the Chinese students benefit from this service, but we believe that out teachers will grow as human beings as well. Serving the Chinese students with our hearts and souls is also the mission of the Teachers Program. We have been serving China in this way for the last dozen years, and we hope to continue this mission for many years to come. Join us today!