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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Teaching

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Teaching

We are all dedicated teachers and we all want to do what is best for our students, but sometimes we aren’t doing the best job we can do. Every teacher benefits from taking a look at their classroom habits from time to time and checking we are not making the following mistakes.

1) Teacher Talk

The ideal ratio of teacher talk to student talk is somewhere between 20/80 and 30/70. In a 45 minute lesson, this equals 9 – 13.5 minutes.

It is often the case with new teachers, and some ancient ones too, that they are nervous and scared …

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Finding a Place to Stay in Shanghai

Finding a Place to Stay in Shanghai

When you arrive in Shanghai we will either provide you with a temporary hotel to stay in or reimburse you for one you choose yourself. Eventually though, you will have to go out and find a place to live.  As with many things in life, the way they are done varies depending on where you find yourself and finding an apartment in Shanghai is no different.

The first thing you have decide is what kind of living arrangement you want, shared or having your own place. Both have advantages and drawbacks.

Shared Accommodation

To locate shared accommodation, browse websites focused …

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Coming to Shanghai: 5 tips for the first time ESL teacher in China.

Coming to Shanghai: 5 tips for the first time ESL teacher in China.

1) Bring enough money.

Shanghai can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. The median income is about 5000rmb a month, but renting a flat can cost you considerably more. The same goes for food. You could spend 50rmb a day on meals or spend 300rmb per meal. You won’t really know how much you will have to spend until getting here and paychecks only come once a month so you should have a comfortable buffer of cash to see you through the first weeks.

Also, at some point, you’ll probably want to find your …

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