Teaching oral English to university students in China

Teaching strategies

December 13, 2018

Ah, the lure of the TEFL industry. See the world, they said, experience a new culture, broaden your horizons! The EFL job ads literally scream at you, “Come and teach in our country!” So, after a robust interview process, you get ac...

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The 7 secret methods of a highly successful teacher in China

Teaching strategies

October 30, 2018

Any teacher who’s passionate about their profession wants the best for their students. If there were some secret methods or techniques that we could use to engage our students, we’d be keen to know what those were. Right? Although I...

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Whoosh away your English classroom problems!

Teaching strategies

July 21, 2018

Has the title of this article gone ‘whoosh’ right over your head? Don’t worry, the same thing happened to me when I first heard the concept of a ‘Whoosh!’ exercise. Imagine you are teaching students a text, whether...

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How to set exams in China

Teaching strategies

March 05, 2018

China’s education system is exam-focused and even foreign teachers can’t escape having to set exams. Yet, no TEFL course to my knowledge teaches their trainees how to set and grade exams. There are many ways to set exams and hopeful...

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Teaching subjects in China

Teaching strategies

March 01, 2018

You’ve passed your TEFL course. After a period of job hunting, you get offered a job as an English teacher at a university in China. Full of excitement and enthusiasm, you fly off to the Middle Kingdom. As you wander around your new surr...

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