teaching in China

8 Great Activities for Primary School Classrooms

My husband and I teach at a public primary school in Shenzhen, China. While the children are adorable and hilarious, teaching English to little kids can be challenging for several reasons. First, they have an overwhelming amount of energy. Second, they have short attention spans. The younger they are, the more often we [...]

Get Your Students Reading (and Writing)

As I’m sure we all know, students seem to speak more naturally in class than they do work in a book or read a passage. I shall try and set out a few activities that focus more on the skills of reading and writing which hopefully can help new or even more [...]

2017-05-19T09:44:55+00:00 September 2nd, 2015|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

How to Teach Reading

Reading and Other Skills At York English we have an emphasis on multi-skilled learning. This means that even though we want students to practice lots of speaking and listening in the classroom we also want our students to have some practice with reading and writing. Having students complete activities using all four skills [...]

2017-05-19T09:44:55+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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