5 Best Tips and Tricks for English Teaching in China

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5 Best Tips and Tricks for English Teaching in ChinaChina has tons of opportunities to teach English. We have the top 5 tips and tricks to make your life easier.

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Introduction GroupHave you heard the quote Theres no better teacher than a fellow student? Well, breaking students into small groups so that they can practice among themselves is the most effective way of getting them to speak English. Unlike Mathematics and other subjects, English requires both oral and theoretical practice.

Minimize using the dictionaryAnytime a new word pops up, students will sometimes rush to the dictionary. However, they should internalize its meaning and understand the context first. This prevents them from translating phrases and words directly. Explain to them that direct translation could confuse them more.

Use a diverse learning planAs you teach in China, you should try using various learning methods. Keep in mind that your students, just as back home, have different backgrounds and will hence each learn differently. Therefore, you should mix reading, listening, writing and observing with oral learning. Visual stimulation might also make the students more interested, especially when theyre bored.

Add more student talking time (STT)To be the best English teacher in China, you should understand that students learn more by doing. Of course, they often wont use the language outside the classroom. Youll want to maximize STT during the lesson.

Ensure that you give homeworkAfter class Chinese students will return to their home where English is not used to communicate. This is the biggest challenge facing all students who study foreign languages. Thus, its imperative that you give your students homework so they can focus on English after classes. Ensure that the homework is related to what you taught them that day.

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