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The Gifts and Curse of Colons in Writing

Colon is a punctuation mark often used when introducing a list or series of items. There are two ways to use this: horizontally and vertically. Horizontal use of colons includes bullets, numbers, and [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Articles|0 Comments

Building Rapport

Building relationships while traveling abroad is an important key to an expats success in living overseas. Most teachers tend to build most of their relationships outside of work, but building relationships within the [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

What can you do after ESL teaching?

ESL teaching can be a career for life or it can be a year or two of experiences in another country. But what does ESL mean in terms of your [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Articles, Job Search, Teaching|0 Comments

Talking To Teachers – Sergey Kozlovtsev

An Interview with Sergey Kozlovtsev at Shanghai University GS: So, can you tell us a bit about how you first got into English teaching? SK: My Bachelor's degree is in business; however I [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Articles|0 Comments

How To Hone Your ESL Students’ Essay Writing Skills

Learning English is a challenging undertaking, and your students are looking to you for guidance. Being able to speak the language is one thing, but writing in it is a whole other [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 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 [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Articles, Job Search, Life in China|0 Comments

How to Teach Kindergarteners for the First Time

When new teachers decide to start teaching abroad they usually have preconceived ideas about the students they will be teaching. Some of us prefer a certain age to teach over others. Some [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Talking To Teachers – Luigi Carletti

An Interview with Luigi at EF Hangzhou, China GS: So, can you tell us a bit about how you first got into English teaching? LC: I was tired of my desk job and [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Articles|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 [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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