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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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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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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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  • Encouraging Trends in Chinese Education 2018-6-26 15:08

    Well done Michael! you are still rocking here!

  • Brilliant Chinese Parents 2018-6-21 14:40

    parcher: i was asked to teach my collegues daughter english, because her teacher was doing such a poor job (his words ) i tried to put him straight that rome w ...
    You are wise.

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