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Rotary Club of Shanghai sincerely welcome you to join us in our April 17 dinner meeting at Shanghai Bistro @ 3F of Marriott City Shanghai.

Buffet Dinner at Shanghai Bistro Retaurant @ 3F of the Marriott City Shanghai at RMB 168 (w/o wine) or RMB 220 (incl. wine).

Speaker / Topic:  Ross Pitcairn / Improving the Quality of English Teaching in Rural China

Ross is Director of Training at Shanghai-based NPO Stepping Stones, a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the education and welfare of disadvantaged children around China. Ross has been an English teacher for almost 20 years, having taught in the UK, Spain and, mostly, China. He holds the Cambridge Diploma for Teaching English to Adults (DELTA) and has a Master’s in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). He has been with Stepping Stones for two years, prior to which he was Associate Managing Editor at EF English First’s online division, designing content for its PC, tablet and mobile learning products. As a teacher in China, Ross has been lucky enough to live in the varied and beautiful cities of Harbin, Qingdao and Guilin, as well as Shanghai, where he currently resides.      

Ross is passionate about providing underprivileged children with access to education, particularly through the training and support of teachers. He currently heads a teacher-training program in Shanghai that has so far reached over 50 English teachers at migrant schools in the poorest areas of the city, helping to improve the English education of thousands of migrant students. With the growing awareness that improving the education of left-behind children in rural areas is an even bigger challenge, Stepping Stones started its Videolink Teacher Training program in September 2017. The pilot course was successfully concluded, our first 20 teachers graduating in January 2018. Ross hopes to draw your attention to the plight of these brave but isolated teachers, and outline how we can provide better English education to the most deprived children in China.

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Contacts & Meetings

The club meeting is a dinner meeting (by invitation only) every Tuesday at Shanghai Marriott City Center 上海雅居乐万豪酒店 @ No. 555 Middle Xizang Road, Shanghai, P. R. China 中国上海黄埔区西藏中路555号 (Subway station People's Square, Exit #19地铁人民广场站19号出口) Phone: +86 21 2312 9888 Contact: Vivian Huang Mobile +86 135 0167 2753 Email:


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When and Where

 April 17, 2018 at 6:30 PM


 April 17, 2018 at 8:30 PM

 No. 555 Middle Xizang Road, Shanghai, P. R. China (Subway station People's Square, Exit #19)