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Share Speak English Right - 4/24/17
2017-4-28 09:53
Add me on WeChat and I'll connect you to my public account. You can get free English lessons including script and MP3s there. WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/24/17 Good morning. Today is Motivational Monday . Motivation and inspiration can be a ‘kickstart’ (something to get you going; something to get you started) for your week. This is why I post this message every Monday. Learning English is a process. A process takes time. Many people ask me faster w ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/25/17
2017-4-28 09:52
Add me on WeChat and I'll connect you to my public account. You can get free English lessons including script and MP3s there. WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/25/17 Good morning Today is Tongue Twister Tuesday. Sometimes, I use tongue twisters in my classes. The students love to try them. Of course, they want to compete to see who can do it the best and the fastest. The best way to say them is to start out saying them slowly and clearly. Then, after you pra ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/26/17
2017-4-28 09:50
Add me on WeChat and I'll connect you to my public account. You can get free English lessons including script and MP3s there. WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/26/17 Good morning. Today, I’m going to tell you about a sound that is commonly pronounced wrong by Chinese English learners. I hear it often and I want to help you say it the right way. In fact, there are two words that begin with this sound that I hear spoken wrong. I’ll teach them to you and teach you th ...
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Share Speak English Right - 4/27/17
2017-4-28 09:48
Add me on WeChat and I'll connect you to my public account. You can get free English lessons including script and MP3s there. WeChat ID - BigTEXZZ 4/27/17 Good morning. Today, I’ll teach you an idiom that you can use often. It is an idiom that you’ll hear in English conversation. The idiom literally refers to a stove (cooking). What we call the ‘stove top’ is where the ‘burners’ are. The stove might use gas or electric power to heat pots or ...
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Share Luckiest English Teacher In China
2017-4-28 09:14
Every day, I hear people complain about so many things. I am an optimist. I'm also a realist. Will Durant, the very famous American philosopher once said, "History has always been on the side of the optimist. Especially American history. History proved him right." I know it is very cliche to relate a positive attitude to the saying, 'glass half full' (rather than 'the glass half empty'). But, your perspective of life is predictive of what you get from life. I arrived in China on August 25 ...
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Share Big Problem With English In China
2017-4-26 07:25
I often read anything that I can find about English education. I especially pay close attention if I find something about English education in China or other parts of Asia. I recently ran across an article that discussed how English is taught in several different Asian countries. The article, written by a South Korean, seemed to be particularly critical of English education in China. For example, the Japanese English experts that were quoted were shocked to find out that most Chinese English ...
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Share Your Child's Success Or Failure
2017-4-9 07:04
A few days ago, I put out a notice to my 6,000 plus English students who follow me on WeChat. It was a story that was inspired by one of students, Jeremy Hua. Jeremy started learning English from me when he was in the 5th grade of elementary school. He started in a big class of more than 20 students at the Zhengzhou Affiliated Primary School near the old campus of Zhengzhou University. I really didn't get the chance to get to know him well until 2 years later. By that time, I had created ...
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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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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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  • Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 1 2017-7-10 10:46

    Wow, amazing !Have a dream, this story recalled  me  Martin Luther King's " I have a dream", anyone will persuit his or her with right track will get a goo d mark, I do believe, thanks for your help without any dicriimination... Friendship is without national borders, your story proved that.

  • Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 1 2017-6-28 00:21

    Amazing and inspiring.

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