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5 Mistakes You will probably make during your first day teaching in China

China is a challenge and the first time you find yourself standing at the front of a classroom filled with bright eyed Chinese students is a definite character builder. As new teachers it takes a little time and practice to refine our teaching methods and many of us will make a number of common mistakes. Here’s a look at those mistakes along with suggestions for addressing them. Speak too fast As native speakers of English if we are not used to teaching english we tend to misjudge the speed at which we are projecting our words. Even a slow speed…

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Chinese Junior classroom

How to feel more prepared for teaching

Moving over to the other side of the world to teach classes of hungry students hours of English can obviously be a rather daunting prospect, particularly for those with little to no prior teaching experience. However there are ways in which you can prepare yourself before you arrive in your new Teaching world. Prepare some lessons First of all, you are gonna need to think of some pretty entertaining and effective lesson plans. A good one to start with is the introduction lesson. Remember these kids will be new to you and you will be a fresh face for them.…

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