Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

About Mike Taylor

I am the HR Manager for York English in Fuzhou, China. Having worked as a teacher and then an Academic Coordinator at York English for 3 years I now head up the recruitment. When I'm not looking for the next generation of budding ESL teachers I like to cycle, watch football and do photography.

5 Ways To Improve Your Classroom Communication With Beginner Learners

We can always improve our communication in the classroom. Here are 5 key tips when it comes to communicating with beginner level students. 1. Less is more One of the biggest mistakes newbies make in the classroom is filling silence with speech. As a new teacher it feels [...]

2017-11-28T08:31:24+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Cost of living – What’s a good salary in China?

The Money If you’re thinking about making the move to China to teach ESL, you will definitely want to consider where offers you the best salary and package of benefits. But these numbers can be deceiving and it’s hard to find out what those numbers mean when you’re [...]

2017-11-28T08:31:37+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Articles, Job Search, Life in China|0 Comments

5 Phrases You Should Never Say in the Classroom

1. “Do you understand?” This is an easy one to fall into. Explaining a new concept or activity and then asking this feels natural. The problem with this is that you’re never going to get the response you want. Some students will probably understand and will confidently answer [...]

2017-11-28T08:31:51+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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