The ESL teacher’s guide to Chinglish

Students

June 18, 2017

Nihao! Welcome to China! Today, I am going to teach you a new language which you will find most helpful in your efforts to understand what your students are saying. This language is neither Chinese nor English but a mixture of the two – Chin...

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Helping students experiencing great difficulty with English

Students

May 09, 2017

You can’t save everyone. My media teaching instructor once said this to me. It is a philosophy I strongly believe in, even if it seems a little cruel. I love teaching. Being able to change a student’s life, by teaching them somethin...

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Why are Chinese high school students such high performers?

Students

March 21, 2017

China has once again excelled in international education rankings, with its teenagers making the world’s top 10 for maths and science. The influential Pisa rankings, run by the OECD, are based on tests taken by over half a million 15-year-ol...

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Are you guilty of stereotyping your Chinese students?

Students

December 31, 2016

In teaching English to second-language learners, there are many stereotypes I have come across. Some teachers I’ve met are quick to label their students. Below are just some of the stereotypes I have heard in conjunction with Chinese learner...

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How to connect with your students

Students

September 05, 2016

Want to know how to connect with your students? Read on and I'll reveal my techniques. Sometimes, students will spend more time with you, their teacher, than they will with their parents. Teachers, after all, have a massively important role in...

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