Teaching

How important is English Education in China?

When China’s economy started to open up to the world, so started a desire to learn English, the so-called new global language. Today, English education occupies a key place in China’s overall education system. That is not to say China emphasizes English to the detriment of other subjects. Math, science and Chinese literature occupy key places on the school timetable. And standards of…
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Teaching Chinese Adults English

While teaching Chinese adults English does differ in terms of the techniques that you use, it is as exciting and motivating when you want to know that your skills and experience are making a difference. You get to help adults get the confidence that they need to perform in…
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Teaching Chinese Kids English: What You Need to Know

Teaching Chinese kids English can be challenging, however, there’s nothing better than seeing a kid in your class flourish under your guidance. With your helpful advice and specialized skills, you can teach Chinese kids and teens English without them feeling frustrated…
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10 Things I Wish I Knew About Teaching in China

I worked and lived in China for three years, and learned a lot that I wouldn’t have expected about the workforce and education in China. Here are 10 things I wish I knew before teaching English in China. 1. Naptime is very important Chinese people value nap time a lot. This means that most offices will have 12:00-1:00 lunch, then 1:00-2:00 optional nap at your desk. This is awesome because you…
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The Truth About Teaching English in China

1. You don’t need teaching experience While certified teachers might have some more opportunities in China for higher pay, as long as you have a university degree, you can teach in China. Most teachers arrive with minimal or no experience, including myself. This also means…
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Education in China: How does it work?

The education in China is best characterized by a strict primary & secondary education as well as a relatively flexible tertiary education. That means primary schools and secondary schools have stringent rules, whereas universities in China encourage creativity more…
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Life is Not a Checklist: A Side Note on Teaching in China

You’re sitting there in your gown waiting for the guy on stage to call your name. Once you’re called, you standup, shake hands in front of 100s of people, and finally get your piece of paper. It’s been a while but it’s official – you’re now an adult. It feels good. But one thing of being an adult is that you have to find a proper job and one that’s related…
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Can I Teach English in China Without Experience?

With the growing economy, there is also a growing demand for native English teachers in China. However, most people disqualify themselves too early because they do not have any teaching experience. The truth is, even without teaching experience, you can still work in China…
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How to Teach English to Chinese Kids More Effectively?

Teaching English to Chinese kids for the first time could be nerve-racking. I remember when I first stepped foot in a classroom, I was nervous as all get out.   Eighteen little faces, aged 8-10 looking at me….waiting, er, “Hello boys and girls! How are you??!!”     As you open up yourself, you will find affection and tenderness within just a few short hours of your first class. One…
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