TEFL in China

Anqing Shi
Multiple IntelligenceMultiple Intelligence is a theory that was first formally proposed in 1983 when Howard Gardner published his book, Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligence. During the 1980
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Baise Shi — Bose
In this unit I learnt about the present tenses, in every specific part I studied some formulas for affirmative, negative and question forms, also I read some usages of this tenses, where usually stude
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Baiyin Shi
In the final unit, I learned some more tricks and tips (or troubleshooting) for various situations that could and likely will occur in the English classroom. I learned some good tips for motivating re
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Beihai Shi
Unit One provided a very organized and concise representation of the roles of the teachers and students in the classroom. It emphasized the multiplicity of ways in which a teacher can further motivate
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Beijing
This course has taught me the differences in teaching children versus adults gave me insight on working with bilingual and monolingual students. I learned that it is very important to make sure the s
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Bengbu Shi
New technology in the classroomIn this ever evolving technological world we live in it´s not surprising that Teachers can find more and more uses for technology in the classroom environment. Whether
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Bozhou Shi
Unit 14 Books and Materials I liked the emphasis on Authentic Materials as well as Creative materials and found that a combination of the two would be an ideal teaching combination as it gives the stu
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Chaozhou Shi
Pronunciation is a very important aspect of learning English but is often neglected due to a lack of teacher training and thus confidence. Applied phonetics is not often taught at school or university
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Chizhou Shi
Past tense is explained in this unit by throwing light on its types i-e, past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous tenses. The form/rules and usage of this tense in differ
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Chongqing
Problems for English Language Learners in Saudi ArabiaLet it be considered that I do not intend to argue that learning English in Saudi Arabia is more challenging than other places around the globe, y
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Chongzuo Shi
I was able to relate to many of the methodologies from my own experiences in school, and I think this will give me an advantage in being able to engage and receive feedback from my students. When I wa
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Chuzhuo Shi
I have learned a lot from this unit. Being able to learn the different methodologies has opened my eyes to new and creative ways I could teach my class in the future. I found the different examples of
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Dingxi Shi
This unit was helpful because it describes what type of electronic materials to use to supplement the learning in the classroom. Many of the described electronic materials were a bit old, but may sti
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Dongguan Shi
This unit focuses on some common problems situations. That teachers encounter in the classroom and some suggested ways to handling them. Some of this problems includes:- ? First lesson-The teacher is
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Fangchenggang Shi
I learned how important it is to be enthusiastic and excited to teach any given lesson. No matter what the subject is, the students react based upon how you are acting during the lesson, and will only
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Foshan Shi
The unit discusses how effectively English can be taught in classrooms using different mediums. 1. Board - White/Black Boards are useful for writing, drawing,sticking on things,etc. The teacher should
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Fuyang Shi
This section provides information about Present tenses. This allows the instructor to provide students with detailed information about Present tenses in the English language, given all the instances o
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Gannan Zangzu Zizhizhou
As I have only taught children (from age 7 to 13), I found the part of business English teaching very useful. I learnt how to conduct a needs analysis and how to plan a lesson based on some company's
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Guangzhou Shi
One of the big problems all teachers face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners? interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in
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Guigang Shi
Choosing coursebooks and the material is a tough job. There are ways to deal with this, first materials can be divided into two groups authentic materials and created materials. Authentic material is
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Guilin Shi
This unit gave a guide as to how to manage classes. It outlined how using eye contact, gesture and our voice are crucial tools for classroom management and is essential for effective learning. This
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Hechi Shi
In this unit, I got to learn about conditionals and reported vs. direct speech. Conditionals refer to the past, present, and future possibilities. Conditionals contain \"if\" and similar expressions,
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Hefei Shi
This unit provided information on vocabulary words, and the importance of how to introduce new vocabulary. The unit went over introducing grammatical structures. It provided useful methods on how to
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Heyuan Shi
This unit covered Modals, Passive Speech, Relative Clauses, and Phrasal Verbs. Modals: There are nine true auxiliary modal verbs: will, would, should, shall, might, may, must, can, and could. There
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Hezhou Shi
This unit covered the future tenses, which in total are seven. There is the simple future, the future continuous, the future perfect, the future perfect continuous, the simple present, the \"going to
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Huaibei Shi
In this unit we talked about the lesson material. We talked about advantages and disadvantages of using course books, how to choose a course book and how to use them. They were several pages of create
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Huainan Shi
I have learnt so much from all these units that have helped me a lot and will make me a great teacher I hope! I learnt from this unit different problems I may face when teaching and how I can over com
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Huangshan Shi
From this unit I learned a lot about the importance of gestures, eye contact, mimics, speaking; the way to group the students and what to take in consideration when choosing certain activities; how to
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Huizhou Shi
It's imperative to consider where most English learners come from--as Unit 3 pointed out, some learners who have the great opportunity to live in a predominately English speaking country have a huge a
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Jiangmen Shi
classroom management is the skill of organizing and managing the the class , having a friendly , relaxed manner and maintaining discipline in the classroom . Thus in this unit i have learnt the differ
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Jiayuguan Shi
After taking the time to read this unit i have found out the reason why my lesson plans haven't been as effective in the past, I Strongly feel that i have gained a much better understanding on how
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Jieyang Shi
This unit covered the topic of Pronunciation and Phonology - which each relate to the physical properties of sounds and their production. It is suggested that an educated English person cannot always
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Jinchang Shi
The last question doesn't even have an answer to it in the lesson. It does not tell you what to do for problems with the listening texts except to make sure the volume is proper. Final lesson is over
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Jiuquan Shi
This unit covers troubl shooting. This lesson really gives me lots of clue to teach the first lessson( using the pass the ball game in the first time),to manage the different levels ( pair work )and t
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Lanzhou Shi
This lesson was new to me. I did not know much about Phrasal verbs, but I did know about the passive and active voices. The passive and active voice was common to me and this lesson was a refresher fo
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Linxia Huizu Zizhizhou
Overall, in this unit I learned the importance of the productive skills; speaking and writing. I learned the difference and importance of accuracy and fluency and the appropiate ativities to execute e
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Longnan Shi
By knowing and being a able to distinguesh between the different theories, methods and techniques the teacher will be able to guide his class and prepare him/her self properly for the lesson. It is im
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Longyan Shi
It has helped me to find out ways to identify what level the student is at in order to effectively teach them. It also has advised me on which tests they should be taking in order to see their develop
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Lu an Shi
Unit 4 is dedicated to the usage of Present Tenses such as Present Simple, Present Continuous,Present Perfect, and Present Perfect Continuous. They have positive, negative, question forms. Each tenses
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Ma anshan Shi
In this unit, it focuses on common situations teachers may encounter and how to treat those problems. For example, for the first lesson with students, teachers shouldn't use the course book to teach b
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Maoming Shi
Vocabulary is very important to the students ,especially at the early stages when students are motivated to learn the basic words they need to get by in the language . In this unit I learnt that how e
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Meizhou Shi
This unit explains in detail the various forms of how a sentence is structured in the English language. Based on the information from this unit, I learned the specific terminology of each word in the
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Nanping Shi
I've refreshed past tenses in my memory. It was useful to repeat grammatical rules for proper usage of these tenses. I've also got a perspective on past tenses in general, realizing how important the
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Ningde Shi
This module was slightly confusing and took a while for me to get my head around. However i have learnt about the key points to teach students when learning new vocabulary and grammar. Furthermore th
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Pingliang Shi
This unit describes the possibility of having to teach English to Business students. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of this type of lesson and gives good examples of activities that co
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Putian Shi
this was another fairly different unit. so many grammar rules become second nature and we dont stop to think of why we say things the way we say them. This unit goes over some fairly common mistakes w
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Qingyang Shi
From this unit, I have learned in details and well how to make a perfect lesson plan, why planning is important and why teachers need to plan their lessons. So, after learning this unit, I feel I know
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Qingyuan Shi
As a follow-up to Unit 11, Unit 12 teaches productive skills, namely speaking and writing. The unit differentiates the objectives of the activities employed in teaching these skills, by those that foc
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Quanzhou Shi
In this unit I learned about teaching beginners, individuals, children, and business people. I am considering teaching multilingual classes, so it was interesting to read about how they are different
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Sanming
This unit detailed the most difficult of the tenses in English, Future. Like past tense, this tense does not easily translate from Asian languages, and so students have trouble with it. I'm glad to
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Shanghai Shi
I have gained much more from this course than I initially expected to. The course has gone into a lot more depth than I thought it would, and has comprehensively covered all aspects of EFL teaching. I
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Shantou Shi
Unit 19 discusses special groups that TEFL teachers may teach. The first group to be discussed was beginners. There are actually 5 different types of beginners. Learning about the different types of b
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Shanwei Shi
Over the course of this unit I had the opportunity to learn a good deal about adverbs, articles, as well as the various verb forms. In regards to the first, I was able to learn about the various types
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Shaoguan Shi
In the Unit 2 we are getting quick look at some learning and developmental theories. Some of them are based on so to say ?pre-installed? rules of child?s physical development, some on environmental in
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Tianjin
Motivating StudentsThe ability to motivate students is one of the cornerstones of the teaching process when a student is correctly motivated they become more engaged and receptive to the learning proc
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Tianshui Shi
This unit taught me the difference between past simple, past continuous, past perfect and past perfect continuous. I feel that these are important tenses when teaching and speaking English because the
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Tongling Shi
Past tenses are most difficult unit for me. I always have some difficult situations and mistakes as most of students. thats why it is always good to repeat, to review all grammar rules with good examp
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Wuhu Shi
This unit was quite easy for me, basic english grammar. Although I did not know all the correct grammar words for different kinds of verbs or nouns. While reading the unit material I was able to conne
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Wuwei Shi
Modal auxiliary verbs: They include can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, should, must, have to, have got to, need to, needn?t, and ought. They are used to express a number of ideas such as o
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Xiamen Shi
In this part I learnt a lot about teaching productive skills. Again I had a chance to follow practical examples from speaking and writing lessons. I knew that accuracy is more important in study ESA p
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Xuancheng Shi
I have Learned how to successfully set up equipment in the class room in a very organised way, I found this unit interesting because this unit discusses the Advantages and disadvantages of using equi
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Yangjiang Shi
In unit 1 I learned about the characteristics required to be a good teacher, and the characteristics I should look for in my students to consider them good students. I also learned about the differe
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Yunfu Shi
This unit focuses on classroom management. Classroom management is the art of organizing and managing the class by creating a friendly environment and maintaining decorum. Utilizing eye contact, gestu
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Zhangye Shi
While pronunciation is an integral part of the course, it is in fact the most neglected aspect of English language teaching, says the unit and sets out a broad overview and general guidelines on how t
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Zhangzhou Shi
Again this unit has been of great value for my teaching, this booklet is very handy. The ESA guidelines in these booklets will be beneficial for my future teaching to always refer back to as a guideli
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Zhanjiang Shi
This can be the most frustrating aspect of English teaching. We are often not \"real teachers\" with the authority to discipline especially when we are dispatched from another private company. We cann
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Zhaoqing Shi
Both grammar and vocabulary are important parts of a language. Each one individually cannot fully represent \"beautiful\" use of a language. Receptive vocabulary represents the words a person knows bu
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Zhongshan Shi
I truly feel that I have learned many aspects of the relationship between the teacher and students,the manner in which a teacher should handle different situations and different students, when to take
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Zhuhai Shi
This unit deals with evaluation and testing. There are a number of ways to assess a students language level. They are as follows; - Tutorials - Evaluation by the students - Tests It is often appropri
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