In 2018, the Waimairi-iri cluster of schools will host four
Mandarin Language Assistants (MLA's) from China. These are
Chinese university students with very good English skills, who
will deliver Chinese language classes at local schools. The
students are generally around 22-23 years old.
The MLA's need accommodation for the whole 2018 school year. The
maximum that the MLA's are able to pay for their homestay is $250
per week. One family may host a maximum of two MLA's.
The host family should be genuinely interested in hosting an MLA
from China, who will regard the MLA's presence positively,
communicate with the MLA and treat the MLA as a member of the
The host family should provide 3 meals (breakfast, packed
lunch and dinner) and a bedroom with a bed, desk,
chair and adequate lighting and heating.
If you think that you may be interested in hosting an MLA for the
2018 school year, please contact Kevin Grounds
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.