Category: Teacher Training & Coaching

Teacher Training and Coaching supporting the teaching and learning of English all round... and the teachers as well as students in their endeavours to further their skills in English

Oct 23

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER MOTIVATION AND TURNOVER IN A PRIVATE LANGUAGE INSTITUTION IN CHINA

INTRODUCTION This article will review issues related to teacher turnover with a specific focus on China, review relevant literature on the subject, consider data from several hundred teachers at a private language institution in China, attempt to explain the results and consider the implications for other language teaching institutions in China. Teacher turnover is a …

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Sep 10

How to help students settle into the new school year by Bradley Busch

The start of the academic year can be a challenging time for students. What can teachers do to ease the transition to a new class or school? The beginning of the school year can be a difficult time for students. Evidence suggests that the stress may lead to an initial reduction in grades and problems …

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Aug 29

The Story of Grammar & Tenses in English…

Once upon a time, in a far away country called England, lived a little boy named Graham… Present This little boy was still very little and so everything around him was present… His life was all present… permanently present… although sometimes it was only temporary present and so within the limits of limited period… still …

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Aug 29

Cross-cultural discrepancies – More than meets the eye…

As a student, I worked in restaurants… sometimes as a chef or mostly as a waiter… coming from a family of restauranteurs, I had both the knowledge and the experience… I knew Italian cuisine like the back of my hand -having lived with Italians for 20 years already-… and of course French and English cuisines… …

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Aug 10

Coaching for English

Coaching for English is implemented for those people who, no matter what their level is in English, will still feel they’re ‘not quite there’ and resent communicating in public when they have to… Their issue is not English nor understanding English… it’s more in the confidence and the expression… managers and sales people are among …

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Aug 07

10 Mistakes ESL Teachers Make in China

Wheelee and Ty talk about the 10 Mistakes ESL Teachers or Foreigners Make when coming to work in China. Here are the topics we covered: 1. Getting the Wrong Visa 2. Not Doing Your Research 3. Slacking Off 4. Forming a Clique 5. Not Trying to Learn the Language 6. Being a Doormat (featuring Tera) …

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Aug 06

Cultural Differences

As a student, I worked in restaurants… sometimes as a chef or mostly as a waiter… coming from a family of restauranteurs, I had both the knowledge and the experience… I knew Italian cuisine like the back of my hand -having lived with Italians for 20 years already-… and of course French and English cuisines… …

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Aug 06

Testing Understanding in English

Testing Understanding in English is relatively easy… yet needs to be done properly… as most students think –or claim- they understand much more than they actually do… When I ask them without testing most of them will tell me there a level that is really two levels below… and the rest will just give a …

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Aug 05

Singin’To English

Singin’ To English – From the day I was born I was into music. A natural singer and dancer until a major health problem caused me to give up dancing altogether, I discovered the power of music from a very young age and endeavoured and encouraged people to join in by using music and songs to …

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Aug 05

The Comprehensive teacher – Helping Teachers Teach

Teaching English remains a mystery to most teachers and so does learning to most students… There are many ways and means to teach and to learn English often unsuspected by most… which -far from being out of reach- are within grasp of teachers and students… at closer range than most would even imagine… In The Comprehensive …

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