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When TEFL teachers get ready for our classes, we always use teaching activities that help us to achieve a range of particular teaching aims. If we see positive results in ability, fluency and language acquisition later on, we feel that real English teaching took place. Strategic Thinking TEFL Teachers On…
It’s common that English teachers usually do a warmer at the beginning of TEFL classes to help students feel at ease in class and think about the target topic or vocabulary. A “pre-warmer” is a warmer…before your warmer for your TEFL class. Why do we do a “pre-warmer”? In a…
  I can still recall my first ever day of teaching in China. It was a Wednesday, and I had been expecting to begin the day before with Grade 8’s, but instead I was jumping right into the deep end with utterly terrified looking 4 year-olds in the Kindergarten. I…
Wayne Kelso gives some good insights into Tips on Teaching Kindergarten. Wayne is a young learner specialist and teaches kindergarten in China. #1 - Involve as many kids as possible If I’ve learned anything from teaching in China, it’s that the kids like nothing more than to participate. Whatever the…
RAY English spent some time with Annie and Ian, a couple who are living and teaching in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province. They tell us how they came to live and teach in Daqing, what EF Daqing is like and how people get by in the winter! Hey guys, can you tell…
Can you say a little about yourself and where you are from? Hi, my name is Dave Muir and I’m from Scotland, UK. Currently I am a Director of Studies at EF in Chengdu. I lived and worked at EF Education First in Wuhan for 2 and half years before…
    This TEFL article is meant for those of you that teach English to the little monsters we all love. English schools are expensive in China, and the parents pay a lot of their hard earned RMB to send their little darlings to learn English from a foreign teacher.…
Working in China has been an eye-opening experience. I have taught English in China, South Korea, Republic of Georgia, and America. I have taught in public settings as well as private settings. Each and every place I’ve worked has taught me both humility and perseverance. I have also been humbled,…
    SATURDAY MORNING – it’s 7:45 am and I have class to teach at 9:00. The walk to the English training center where I work is close, so I know I have some time to kill before class. That’s time I hope will drag, as the class will be…
  Having taught English for more than 20 years, still it is not easy to say that I am a well experienced teacher. So, as an ESL teacher of young children, it is essential to spend time every few weeks thinking about teaching, reading lesson plans every now and then,…

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