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!

Chinese Festivals – Winter and Spring

Chinese Festivals During the First Half of the Year One of the most interesting experiences of living in China is the opportunity to learn about the various festivals that are home to the country. Coming from America, I’ve grown up taking holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July [...]

2019-04-24T05:21:00+00:00April 24th, 2019|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

The Challenge of Creating Effective and Engaging Lesson Plans in TEFL Classrooms

Creating lesson plans is something that is always on the minds of teachers, whether they be fresh-faced novices or seasoned veterans of the craft. Lesson plans can be considered the backbone of education: what you prepare is what your students receive. It can be difficult to know what information to include, [...]

2019-04-10T03:58:43+00:00April 10th, 2019|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of a Low Cost-Of-Living in a Mega City

Rent, social life, and public transport are some of the many advantages of a low cost-of-living in a mega city. There’s a unique dynamic between a low cost-of-living and taking residence in a metropolis. You may expect a city with a population well over 10,000,000 (ten million) - which boasts one of [...]

2019-09-20T02:42:23+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Articles|0 Comments
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