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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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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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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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  • The Story of Jeremy, Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 2 2017-9-19 10:58

    Very good!

  • The Story of Jeremy, Can Your Child Go To Harvard? Part 2 2017-8-17 23:15

    Jaaja: Why? Because Harvard degree is indefinitely more useful in international career, than Peking University degree. PU only carries similar value inside C ...
    Ture but most Chinese return to China Plus if your have not mastered English a degree from Harvard with a 75% average means nothing. Now if you end up in the top 10% of your class then by all means it is better. But really how many Chinese end up in the top 10% in any USA university? Maybe 1 out of 10,000.If you do not want to return to China then yes Harvard Degree is better.

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