5 tips for when you start teaching

Teaching can be a daunting task especially when you are new to the job, once you have been trained you will still need to use your skill set to motivate a room full of students to learn. Here are a few things to think about as you start your new career in teaching – Find the enjoyment in learning Albert Einstein once said: “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are […]

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Experiences in Beijing

Before I start I’ve got to say Beijing is an amazing city! The bustling streets and bright lights are unlike no other city in the world, it definitely has a different energy to a place like New York or London.     Teaching English over here has been a blast and it will become a memory and a place that I will never forget, there is so much to see and do from visiting part […]

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Experiences in Jiangsu

I had visited China before and was excited to come back to teach English, I came a few years ago on holiday to Beijing and fell in love with the country. I decided when this opportunity came up to try another part of the country a little off the beaten tourist path and I decided to go to Jiangsu.     I was going to teach at a school in Nantong city, it’s a massive […]

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Experiences in Wuhan

I arrived in Wuhan at the end of August for the initial teacher introduction training before the term began, the climate was very warm. I realised that I was going to be there in the summer but I wasn’t expecting the heat to be as intense as it was, I was really glad that there was A/C at the school and at the apartment. Throughout the year the climate is a few degrees warmer than […]

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7 great strategies on how to teach ESL

There are many ways to teach students as each individual has their own way of learning, we have compiled seven great strategies to teach your ESL class. Visual  This type of teaching involves using pictures, images and spatial understanding as the preferred education media for visual learners. Students that learn better via visual stimuli are your detailed note takers, think in pictures and learn best-using techniques such as visual displays, slide shows, posters, clips and […]

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