Brendan O'Shea

About Brendan O'Shea

Brendan O'Shea is an EFL teacher, freelance writer, and wannabe world traveler living in Shenzhen, China. Between exploring new destinations, Brendan enjoys reading, playing chess, and following sports. Follow his teaching and traveling journey on Twitter and Instagram, or read up on his experiences on his personal blog: Teach and Travels!

Advice for TEFL Newcomers, From a TEFL Newcomer

Teaching your students is the first priority Many foreign language teachers choose to pursue the career as a feasible means of satisfying their traveling dreams. While there is nothing wrong with that idea in theory, it can prove to be too big of a distraction if not properly focused. [...]

2019-03-20T05:35:57+00:00March 20th, 2019|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Classroom Management and Discipline in China

What is “classroom management?” Classroom management is a teacher’s ability to deliver his/her lesson effectively and facilitate the instruction while simultaneously maintaining the students’ behavior. It is a critical component of creating a successful and comfortable learning environment in any classroom and especially in an EFL classroom. Consider the conductor in [...]

2019-03-13T08:15:18+00:00March 13th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments

Three Ways to Learn and Practice Mandarin

The language barrier when coming to China is a significant point of concern for foreign teachers. You, like myself and many others, may wonder: “How will I communicate with my students? My coworkers? My landlords? How will I order food at a restaurant? How will I understand road signs?” These are all [...]

2019-02-27T09:28:02+00:00February 27th, 2019|Articles|0 Comments
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