Online teaching vs classroom teaching – which one is better?

Opinion

October 20, 2018

For my entire teaching career so far, I have been a classroom-based teacher. However, recently I’ve started tutoring a student online and thought it would be a good idea to compare the two. So which one is better, online teaching or clas...

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12 skills you need to be a successful university teacher in China

Opinion

September 12, 2018

Usually, when you enquire about a job, you are sent two documents – a person specification and a job description. The first gives you an idea of the type of person the organisation is looking for and is basically a list of attributes that th...

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What is it really like to live and teach in China?

Opinion

May 02, 2018

In August 2013, I left for China to start my first overseas teaching post. I am now partway through my fifth year here. I thought it would be a good idea to write this article so that prospective teachers can find out what it is really like to liv...

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What Chinese university students really want from their oral English class

Opinion

January 31, 2018

What do Chinese university students really want from their oral English class with a foreign teacher? First, let me ask you a question. As an oral English teacher, if you had a group of students who are used to being lectured and who have difficul...

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Why teaching English in China is better than working in the UK

Opinion

September 30, 2017

As an expat in China, I suffered from a lot of culture shock initially so I’m really surprised to find myself writing this blog today. But, like many people have said, it all depends on the perspective you take. After doing some reflectio...

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