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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Anshun Shi
This unit has covered the receptive skills which are reading and listening. It has revealed that there is more to reading than just looking at written text and that there is more to listening than jus
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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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Baoding Shi
This unit covered how course materials can be divided into two groups: authentic materials and created materials. Anything a native speaker would encounter in real life could be authentic, such as a n
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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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Bijie Shi
In general we tend to use the active voice. That is when a subject does an action to an object. The passive voice is used when we want to emphasize the action (the verb) and the object of a sentence r
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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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Cangzhou Shi
Whatever the level of the class,and however the teacher arranges the study phase of the lessons,there are four things that students need to do with new language;be exposed to it,understand its meaning
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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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Chengde Shi
Unit 19 has enabled me to differentiate learners on their abilities, age, purpose for attending the class, and on the amount of students in the classroom. This categorization has granted me the perspe
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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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Danzhou Shi
The various types of assessments each have something to offer both the student and the teacher. It is as important for the teacher to have a general idea of the fluency and progress of the student as
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Daqing Shi
First lesson Two categories of Classes 1) New group = students don't know each other and some work will be needed to establish rapport 2) Existing group = students are comfortable with one another - e
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Daxing'anling Diqu
This unit covered the Business English World. First, this unit explained that you should always do your research. There are many social customs to be aware of before entering a foreign country such as
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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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Fuzhou Shi
I have been watching videos on this subject. Some students have a much easier time learning with videos rather than with written material. there are so many rules for English and the some of the nativ
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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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Guiyang Shi
The unit starts off giving examples of what it will take to become a good and affective teacher to all learning levels of students. It also goes into great detail on how to recognize the differing lev
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Ha'erbin Shi — Harbin
Unit 12 shows us how to teach these two productive skills-Speaking and Writing. I think for people who hold English as their second language these two are the most difficult parts in English learning.
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Haikou Shi
This unit was the most difficult thus far discussing pronunciation and linguistics. Of all the skills students must learn, students tend to struggle the most with speaking. Especially with delivery of
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Hainan Shengzhixiaxian Jixingzh
Unit 15 presents different methods and ideas for evaluating and measuring student competence and progress, specifically 1) tutorials/student consults, 2) evaluation of the course by students, and 3) t
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Handan Shi
This unit covered the management of classroom dynamics. This is one of the most important aspects of a successful teacher. The ability to maintain the respect of the students while keeping good rappor
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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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Hegang Shi
This unit covered what makes a good teacher, what makes a good learner, the types of teachers there are, The roles that a teacher will have, the levels of learning a student can or will be at and why
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Heihe Shi
This was a good review of parts of speech. I definitely already had great knowledge of the major parts of speech but some of the sub-categories were new for me. For example, transitive verbs and intra
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Hengshui Shi
To have a grip on your language an important part of learning includes the use of correct tenses (times). To describe a situation or phrase accurately there has to be a time involved into a sentence.
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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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Laibin Shi
As much as I love grammar, I have found explaining the past tenses challenging when I was a phone/online trainer, or the examples at my disposal had to be supplemented with explanations. Reviewing th
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Langfang Shi
This unit discusses the complexity of grammar and its usage. It gives a comprehensive coverage of the different types of speech required to form grammatically correct and proper sentence structure. Wh
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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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Liupanshui Shi
In my opinion, a very important distinction was made in regard to the planning process and that is; lesson planning should not be fixed, it needs be more a general guideline, to aid in the organizatio
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Liuzhou Shi
It seems very important not to rush into teaching grammar etc during the first lesson. We should take the time to make the students comfortable with each other and with us by learning about one anothe
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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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Nanning Shi
This unit examine the qualities , roles and responsibilities of both a teacher and students in a classroom . It goes further to give some characteristics of a good teacher such as ; .A good teacher s
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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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Qiandongnan Miaozu Dongzu Zizhi
Coming to an end, this Unit reviews and clarifies many aspects that we all deal with: problem situations or better, real life people facing a new activity in their lifes. That's why troubleshooting ta
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Qiannan Buyizu Miaozu Zizhizhou
Unit 20 briefly addresses some basic troubleshooting methods for new teachers. This unit provides suggestions about how to tackle the first lesson by building rapport along with how to use warmers to
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Qianxinan Buyizu Miaozu Zizhizh
I learned, in this lesson, the proper approaches to teaching an English foreign language class. By following the tefl methods and theories presented in this lesson I now have greater understanding of
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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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Qinhuangdao Shi
Many learners of English language don't have the opportunity to live in an English speaking environment while studying. This is a disadvantage in the way that, the contact with the language may be jus
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Qinzhou Shi
In unit 14 I have learned about coursebooks and lesson materials. Authentic materials are what we normally would see and hear, like a newspaper article, menu or a radio show, while creative materials
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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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Sanya Shi
This unit included the uses of past tense in grammar. I found this to be very useful as well as a good refresher on this area of English. It was also helpful be shown the irregular verbs as English of
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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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Shijiazhuang Shi
Unit 9 Lesson Planning is all about being detailed, organized, and creative in making a lesson plan. Lesson plan is important because it is a basis or a guide for teachers in their daily learning acti
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Suzhou Shi
This section detailed the ins and outs of clauses, modals and and active vs. passive voice. It discussed the differences between transitive/intransitive/relative clauses and when to use each structure
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Tangshan Shi
This unit was an overview of the future tenses in English (future simple, future continuous, future perfect, future perfect continuous, and 'going to' future) as well as a few present tenses that expr
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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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Tongren Shi
Unit 17 taught me about the use of the various equipment and teaching aids in a classroom. It went through tips and ideas on how to use basic teaching aids, such as white boards, visual aids (objects
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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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Wuzhou Shi
This unit focuses on two of the basic skills needed to learn a new language. Those are reading and listening and they are considered \"receptive skills\". Motives for reading and listening may inclu
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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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Xingtai Shi
In this unit I have learned the importance of receptive skills and how reading and listing work in general. I now know that there are two main categories for reading and listing that we can use, the f
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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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Yulin Shi
This unit dealt with teaching techniques for presenting new language - vocabulary and grammatical structures - to students. When selecting language to teach, one must consider: the appropriacy of th
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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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Zhangjiakou Shi
This unit was a good way to make inexperienced teachers become aware of the various problematic situations that they might encounter while teaching for the first time. All the different examples that
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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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Zunyi Shi
This unit talk about materials, first, tell me that there are two types of materials, one is authentic materials and the other is non-authentic materials. Then analysis the advantages and disadvantage
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