What is AITECE?


Teddy Collins and students on an outing in Harbin

     The Association for International Teaching, Educational and Curriculum Exchange (AITECE Ltd) is an independent, non-profit organisation which sponsors foreign teachers and experts wishing to work in China. It likewise facilitates Chinese educational institutes recruiting foreign teachers and experts.

    Its goal is to contribute to the modernisation of China, especially through the exchange of personnel, and to promote international understanding and friendship. 

      AITECE is based in Hong Kong and has national offices in Europe, North America, Australia and South-East Asia. 

       Since it was founded in 1988, it has sponsored over 388 foreign teachers and experts. They have worked in over 90 educational institutions in China, in 13 provinces, 2 municipalities, and 1 autonomous region. AITECE is also interested in sponsoring experts with other skills needed in China and is in the process of developing the necessary contacts.

AITECE offers teachers and experts the following services:
                       --- placement in recommended Chinese institutes,
                       --- orientation before taking up their placements,
                       --- assistance during their term of service in China through mediation with the institute authorities and advice on practical problems,
                       --- the support of like-minded people involved in similar work.

AITECE provides educational institutes in developing areas of China with:
                       --- foreign teachers or experts to meet their academic needs,
                       --- pre-arrival screening and orientation for the teachers/experts,
                       --- an on-going mediating role with the teachers/experts. 

Contact with both parties is maintained through annual visits, post, e-mail and telephone.

AITECE is registered as a non-profit organisation in Hong Kong and with the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs in Beijing. It offers its services free to both the teacher/expert and the educational institute. Since the teacher/expert's contract is with their institute, AITECE, while wishing to be of service to both teacher/expert and institute has no contractual obligations toward either party. 

National Offices and Partner Organisations:

Australia -- Michael Dredge, Teachers Coordinator,

Email: cmdredge@hotmail.com

Phone: 61 419 212 564. 

Website: www.aitece.org.au


Britain -- Eamonn O'Brien, CEC,  London

Email: yeboan-ssc@btconnect.com

Phone: 44 (20) 8202 2555


Canada Roger Brennan,  Aitece Coordinator, 2685 Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1M 1M4, Canada.

Email: rbrennan@scarboromissions.ca

Phone: 1 (416) 261 7135

Ireland -- Hugh MacMahon, Aitece Coordinator 

Email: hugh.macmahon@gmail.com

Phone: 353 1 847 6647


U.S.A. -- John E. Burger, Aitece Coordinator, P.O. Box 65, Bristol, RI 02809, U.S.A. 

Email: johnedwardburger@gmail.com

Phone: 1 (401) 253-6909 Ext. 106

Philippines -- Michael McGuire, Aitece Coordinator; Marivic Hidalgo, Secretary, P.O. Box 4454. 1099 Manila, Philippines.

Email: aitece_phil@yahoo.com

Phone: 63 (2) 722 5732