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Exciting things are happening in Xi’an! With a growing population of expats and global businesses based in Xi’an, so grows the need for more diverse education options for the families and students living here.  As programs like the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)…
Reading is 'dreaming with your eyes open'. Teaching reading to young learners activates their imagination and enables children to master intonation and word stress from a young age. Reading also passively teaches punctuation and grammar. These skills are very important in achieving near-native English skills.   Using Technology to Teach…
"Reading for pleasure has been revealed as the most important indicator of the future success of a child (OECD, 2002), and improvements in literacy, at any point in life, can have a profound effect on an individual."   Stories provide authentic context for the presentation of language. Young learners are…
Hi guys, in my first article I talked about my previous job of teaching kids in a private training school in China, and the pros and cons of teaching in a English language schools in China. In March 2015, I changed jobs and began working at a college in China,…
Hi guys, I have been teaching English in China now for just over three years. Initially I taught at a large multinational kids training school (private), but now I teach at a college of further education (public). Both have pro's and con's which I’ll be introducing based on my experiences…
RAY English speaks with Katie Lydon, a TEFL teacher from Ireland who is teaching with EF Education First in Bijiang, Hangzhou.   1. Can you say a little about yourself and where you are from?    I'm from a small village in rural, west of Ireland. I grew up on…
As an English as a second language instructor I have run across some, of what I like to call, questionable material. Some of the material I’ve seen in books makes me cringe and shake my head in wonder at who developed the content. This is not just in China, but…
When first coming to China as an English teacher, or indeed returning back to China for another year, many TEFL teachers may just consider clothing and a few other things when packing their suitcases. But there are many cool things which TEFL teachers coming to China can also pack into…
It's been four years since I decided to work as an English teacher in China. As you know the easiest and most commonly job available job to get in China is to teach English. As a Filipino English teacher, English is my 2nd language, it is widely spoken in the…
Making TEFL lesson plans is a key job and will take up much of the working week for any ESL teacher. Having an effective lesson plan will make both your life easier as a TEFL teacher and will dramatic effects on your students learning...   Things to Consider Before You…

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