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Share The Daunting Challenge of A Foreign Teacher In China
2017-3-11 04:41
I came to China in 2011. Nearly 6 years ago. I had no plans of staying here longer than a year. I was newly divorced and really had no reason not to come and experience this wonderful place. After being here only two months, I saw the huge obstacles of students trying to learn English. It was very easy to see many of the mistakes and reasons why they often spend 10 years or more and never really get past the ability of having even one simple conversation. I knew I could help. Students c ...
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Share Common English Mistakes
2017-3-8 10:52
I'm sure I've written on this subject in the past. But, after 500 blogs and several other news outlets that I write for, I can't remember when. This past weekend, I was a judge once again for the national CCTV English competition. I was reminded of the common problems that Chinese English students make in speaking English. I'll share with you several below. 1. Wrong pronunciation of the word, 'usually'. I've heard this word pronounced wrong in Guangdong Province as well as Henan Province. ...
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Share Don't Look Foolish Speaking English
2017-2-24 02:34
English is like most other languages when it comes to pronunciation. I see a lot of so-called, 'pronunciation experts' trying to teach English pronunciation who are nothing more than someone who wants to be esteemed as a teacher and get your money. They have Chinese students doing a lot of silly exercises by telling them things like 'curl your tongue' or 'purse you lips' or 'open your mouth wide'. They are in fact making you look and act very foolishly. I've even seen some students practicing th ...
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Share Speak English Right 2/2/17
2017-2-3 07:03
For FREE Daily English Lessons From Professional Native English Speaking Teacher, Add Me on WeChat WeChat I.D. - BigTEXZZ Also, join me on www.ximalaya.com Go herehttp://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Lesson 2/2/17 Good morning. There are so many words in English which have different meanings. However, when you learn proper grammar and vocabulary, you must use the right words in the right way. Today, I’m going to ea ...
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Share Speak English Right - 1:16:17
2017-1-17 03:13
Speak English Right - 1:16:17 FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I will teach you about the ’to be’ verb in the past tense. I know that many of you already know these words. However, you need to get them into your automatic memory. You need to be able to say them without thinking too much. Words was were Singular For ...
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Share Bad English
2017-1-15 23:10
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Share Speak English Right - 1:15:17
2017-1-15 22:37
Speak English Right - 1:15:17 FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to this lesson at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 Good morning. Today, I want to review something that I know that you know, however, you may still do wrong or you might have forgotten. I realize that the English language’s ‘to be’ verb is very confusing. I remember when I was learning it in the first grade. It ...
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Share Never Give Up On Life
2017-1-15 21:11
This past week, a former classmate of mine in high school, took his own life. No one knew that he was depressed or any had any idea that something was wrong. He was 4 weeks away from retiring from a job he'd held for nearly 40 years. His name was Brian. Brian was one of the happiest, most positive and truly humorous people you'd ever meet. This is why it was such a shock to get the news about his death and how he died. We are all sad and dismayed by this event. I was a minister in a churc ...
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Share Three Biggest Mistakes English Learners Make
2017-1-15 07:34
Three Biggest Mistakes English Learners Make
Speak English Right FREE Daily English Lessons on WeChat You can g o and listen to 175 of Michael's FREE English Lessons at http://www.ximalaya.com/46641376/album/4057748 I know of at least 56 common problems that Chinese English speakers/learners/students make. However there are 3 of the most common mistakes that are agreed upon by English experts who teach ESL/EFL/TEFL. In fact, the number one book in America on learning English faster, 'Learn En ...
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Share My 500th China Daily Blog
2017-1-15 00:01
I suppose I'll go ahead and write a blog in my own personal celebration of my 500th blog here on China Daily. I will say that I have loved this forum for nearly 5.5 years. I've apparently written a little less than 100 blogs a year since I came on here. That's one (on average) about every 4 days. I wrote my first blog here on October 2, 2011. 1,931 days ago. I was selected as the top blogger of 2013, but, withdrew my name to future competitive events after that, due to the fact that I h ...
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MichaelM

Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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  • Why English Is So Difficult (for Chinese learners) 2017-3-15 23:53

    AndrewHLi: Those taking 0 minutes in English outside classroom are responsible for their work in my view, because they have no interest in English.

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    Yeah, it is not easy for us to find a English companion.

  • The Daunting Challenge of A Foreign Teacher In China 2017-3-13 09:05

    You possess finest qualities of a great teacher. Selflessly, you enrich your students regardless of who they are and where they come from. Through your devoted dedication, they excel and perform expectation to reach heights that they themselves may not have dreamt of. You are EXEMPLARY!

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