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Clothing is part of every single person’s life. When your ESL students start their day, one of the first things they must address is what they will be wearing for the day. Clothing is also one of the ways humans express themselves and showcase who they are, how they’re feeling, and what they like. Because […]

January 2, 2020

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Demand for English learning in China has grown faster than your kid can move when he hears the bath running. And it has opened up an entirely new industry for North American teachers: online ESL teaching. Here’s how choosing this enriching education opportunity (that’s both a smart financial and professional move) is also helping the […]

November 14, 2019

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Part II: Which Strategy Should I Use? In Part I of this blog series about “Supporting Students’ Growth: Top Strategies for Corrective Feedback”, I described a number of different strategies that teachers can use to provide corrective feedback to English language learners when they make errors in speech or writing. These strategies range from direct […]

October 22, 2019

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Two teachers’ experiences on their first trip to China Recently a few VIPKid teachers took it upon themselves to arrange a trip to China and experience a part of the world their students call home. They were expecting a culture shock, but instead, they found friends, family, and a tour guide called Cactus. Here, Sonia […]

October 17, 2019

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English pronunciation is possibly the most difficult hurdle your students must overcome. Although your students may be well-versed in English grammar and spelling, it is one thing to excel in writing English and it is another to excel in speaking it. If your students cannot pronounce clearly and correctly, implementing the language rules they studied […]

September 23, 2019

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Part I: Correction Strategies Imagine this scenario: Your lesson today is on daily routines using simple present tense. You explain how the verbs are conjugated and give numerous examples. You have students read a story about one person’s weekly schedule. To check comprehension of the story, you ask, “What time does John get up?” Your […]

September 18, 2019

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When it comes to learning English, rote memorization helps ESL students learn the basics and rules of the language. It creates a foundation that is essential to building proficiency. But in order to be masters of English or any language, students should practice a little creativity to advance to a new level. An excellent activity […]

August 2, 2019

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Learning a new language isn’t easy! So when it comes to teaching a foreign language, educators need to figure out effective teaching strategies and methods that will help students retain information. Sometimes, letting students be creative will help them learn the nuances of language as well as have fun! Other times, rote learning is more […]

June 7, 2019

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With the summer season about to begin, it means the next major Chinese holiday is about to take place: The Dragon Boat Festival. This three-day festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in the lunar year. It’s been celebrated for over 2000 years and across China. Every region has its own […]

June 4, 2019

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Students are all different. Every classroom, community, and country will have students that are different from one another. While each student is unique, a country’s cultures and characteristics can often influence the general student population. There are many factors that influence the uniqueness of a general student population: family circumstances, a country’s many values, and […]

April 22, 2019

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News articles can be powerful learning tools for ESL students. Unlike the usual ESL reading comprehension activities, news resources can engage students on an immediate level. They’re studying language by learning about what’s going on in the world, a topic that they may already be interested in. Start each ESL lesson with reading and recounting […]

February 22, 2018

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