Feel free to copy and paste or print off this lesson plan. This lesson plan has been taken directly from the book so some references won’t apply such as appendices and other topics. A full guide on how to use… Read More ›
Present v past tense The most common error you will hear is your students keeping everything in the present tense. Though your students will be aware of its importance, unless you remind them they will naturally keep speaking in the… Read More ›
We all hear words of doom warning us of the hardships that lie ahead when we’re thinking about doing a CELTA.When the online Skype interviewer said that all really he wanted to know was if I thought I had the… Read More ›
It’s quite common to see new teachers who don’t have much idea about teaching spoken English classes. I mean the first thing most schools do is give you one of the many standard text books to work from that has… Read More ›
I frequently get worried looking students coming up to me asking me how they can improve their English before their exam. Many are taking it for the second or third time having not attained the score they need to go… Read More ›
Aims & Objectives Smart English Conversation Questions & Activities China primary aim is in encouraging the growth in confidence with the learner’s spoken English. Most Chinese students who attend speaking classes will never have tried having a conversation in English… Read More ›
A few shots of some of my formal and more informal classes along the way while teaching abroad.
Salary Levels, Experience and Qualifications The highest salaries are to be made in the big cities mainly Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Shenzhen. Expect wages to drop significantly after that, though many places will provide free accommodation instead. The most desirable… Read More ›