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Do you make assumptions about beginners?

Do you make assumptions about beginners?

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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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Making Worksheets from easy (and dubious) to hard (but ethical)

Making Worksheets from easy (and dubious) to hard (but ethical)

Reading Time: 8 minutes As an EFL teacher, you certainly use the best textbook in the world. Your students understand new material in an instant and never need to practice or review foundational vocabulary, grammar, phonics or other skills. Your smart board works 100% of the time, without any hitches. Your school supplies you with oodles of supplemental material […]

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The Complete Guide to Choosing Books for EFL Learners (Part 1)

The Complete Guide to Choosing Books for EFL Learners (Part 1)

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Can you recommend a book for my students?” This is the number question we get every day. So we’d like to help make better recommendations. How do we help you find the perfect books? First, let’s look at all the different types of books there are: Textbooks Guided/Leveled Readers Storybooks/Picture books Comic books/Graphic Novels Novels […]

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Product of the Week – Halloween

Product of the Week – Halloween

Reading Time: 2 minutes A spooky special edition of Product of the Week. Where the Wild Things Are This classic book is much loved and an essential addition to any library. Scaredy Cat Are you afraid of the dark? Do monsters lurk beneath your bed? Scaredy-Cat is the story of a boy and the monsters that creep in the […]

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A Halloween Less Scary

Reading Time: 2 minutes Halloween is just around the corner, skeletons and pumpkins are appearing all over China. It’s a fun and exciting time of year but it can also be very frightening for young children. Here are some tips on making your students’ Halloween memorable for the right reasons. Age Appropriate Halloween is full of ghost, goblins, skeletons, […]

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Getting Started With Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don’t Go Crazy)

Getting Started With Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don’t Go Crazy)

Reading Time: 3 minutes A handful of tips to help teachers ease into PBL without getting overwhelmed. Are you just beginning with project-based learning? Are you concerned about time? Are you wondering about how to engage students in their first project? Anyone getting started with PBL has concerns and questions about making it a reality in their classroom. One […]

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More than Books & Games – Check out our other cool stuff!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know, at TeachersHouse Shop, our goal is to help you become a better teacher and live happily in China. In order to help you, we are always expanding out selection of products to include things you need inside the classroom, and in your daily life too! Check out some of these cool categories […]

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4 Ridiculous Reasons You’re Missing out on an AMAZING resource!!

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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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Make Your Halloween party a success with a TeacherTreat Box!

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is a TeacherTreat Box? It is an amazing time saving resource. We did the hard work for you. We collected toys and prizes that you can use at your Halloween party.  There are 3 options available: The Candy Box – ¥98 No Halloween party is complete with out great candies! Gummi worms, chocolate, pop rocks, […]

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What is it? Another great video from English Free Talk!

Reading Time: < 1 minute ​Hello and welcome to English Free Talk, an ongoing series of educational, entertaining, and engaging videos designed to help young learners grow their English skills. Created by two American ESL teachers with over 20 years of teaching experience, each episode features two fun-loving hosts, Sam and Lucy.  Sam and Lucy help to clearly demonstrate how to […]

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