Use English at Home – Here’s How and Why Part 2

Use English at Home – Here’s How and Why Part 2

Last week, Linda explained why using English at home is an important step in progressing your child’s language learning. If you missed the article, or you’d like to read it in a bilingual version please click here. 上周,琳达向我们解释了为什么在家里使用英语是促进孩子语言学习的重要一步。如果你错过了这篇文章,或者你想阅读它的双语版本,请点击这里。 Linda also introduced the concept of making it an easy game. Read one to find more tips […]

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Use English at Home – Part 1 Bilingual

Use English at Home – Part 1 Bilingual

We know, based on loads of research done around the world, that children whose parents are involved in their education (such as with homework and projects) perform better and tend to be more successful in a number of ways. While extra learning at training centers and extracurricular classes are invaluable, they can’t replace parent involvement. […]

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8 Steps to Faster Internet

8 Steps to Faster Internet

With online classes here to stay, having the fastest internet speed possible is an absolute must for teachers and students.  Online teacher and IT whiz, Musa Hussaini has put together this easy guide on how to increase your at home internet speed. Step 1 Identify your internet service provider (ISP). In Mainland China, there are […]

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Using Puppets Makes Your Classes POP!!

Using Puppets Makes Your Classes POP!!

Puppets are a great way to add excitement and great for helping students learn so much. But many teachers don’t have them in their classroom. Why not? Let’s begin by looking at some of the biggest reasons teachers don’t use puppets in their classroom. Number #1 What do you do with a puppet? Are they […]

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Online Classes – What Software Do I Use?

Online Classes – What Software Do I Use?

Online class requests are going to increase dramatically in the next few weeks. Get prepared with this breakdown of the most popular and accessible online classroom software. 1. Zoom Zoom has interactive whiteboards both students and teachers can write. The free edition can host over 100 participants, but the paid version can reach up to […]

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Do you make assumptions about beginners?

Do you make assumptions about beginners?

Dear Teacher, Teaching beginners can be a lot of fun, but as I talk to more and more teachers about how they teach, I’m uncovering some misconceptions.  Here are 3 that I’ve uncovered that I hope can help you (or the teachers you work with): I shouldn’t focus on vocabulary right away It’s true that […]

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Why We Need Language Teachers

Why We Need Language Teachers

Many people, at some time or another, say they want to learn another language. Few manage to get beyond a beginner level. Most of these unsuccessful learners have language teachers explaining the language to them, drilling them and correcting them. Successful language learners don’t need anyone to explain the language to them, correct them, nor drill them […]

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What qualities does an effective teacher educator need and why?

What qualities does an effective teacher educator need and why?

I have recently been enrolled on an 8 week Nile course on Trainer Development. It was a great course to update my training skills and deepen my knowledge of teacher development. The below short essay was my final assignment and reflections with regard to my own current role. I hope it’s useful. Understanding teacher training, teacher […]

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Winter (Camp) is Coming!

Winter (Camp) is Coming!

As the end of the semester comes closer, many school and teachers are starting to plan for winter camp. Winter camp is an extra chance to stuff as much knowledge in their head before it leaks back out again during a long holiday. Many parents also haven’t gotten vacation time at work, and need a […]

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Praising students: Are you doing it right?

Praising students: Are you doing it right?

Every student needs praise. But are you giving them false praise or worthy praise? Read on to find out and see how the difference impacts your students. False Praise False praise is praise given in order to appease, flatter, or manipulate students into doing what the teacher wants. In other words, it isn’t based on […]

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