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Using a Guttman Chart to help your students in China

Teaching strategies

July 23, 2017

As teachers, we are often trained in how to teach the whole class, rather than the individual. Considering how large your classes will be when teaching in China, this is no surprise. It will be very difficult to teach every individual student some...

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Meet the woman whose been teaching English in China for 13 years!


July 22, 2017

Arleen Cotas has been teaching English in Jinan, northern China, for 13 years. It’s a stellar effort, so naturally I wanted to interview her. Arleen, you’ve been teaching in China for 13 years. What’s your secret for longevity...

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Using movies in your ESL classroom in China

Teaching strategies

July 16, 2017

Using movies in your ESL classroom in China is really worthwhile. But for me, it wasn’t as easy as just clicking on ‘play’. It was 8:30am and I felt it was too early to be having a debate. We had just had our lesson plans checked...

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How to help students with academic difficulties

Teaching strategies

July 09, 2017

Experiencing difficulty with the content is the main reason behind why students act inappropriately. Fortunately, however, there are some strategies you can use with students experiencing such difficulties.  These strategies may help you...

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10 questions you should ask before accepting an EFL job offer


July 02, 2017

The dreaded job interview – you’re trying to appear confident and professional whilst your heart is beating like a sledgehammer. And why wouldn’t it be? The outcome of the interview could have a major impact on your life. Accepti...

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