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Share Summer Capital
dovexu 2019-7-2 19:36
Summer Capital It is a world paradise of observing birds. It is the best place to see sunrise in China. There is not a bitter cold day in winter. There is not an extremely hot day in summer. The Temple of Eagle Horn stretches out to the sky. The name of Bei Dai He is floating in the sea. Here comes the summer of Bei Dai He, There are more police men for security. ...
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Share 5 Things To Never Say To Foreigners
MichaelM 2019-7-2 16:56
If you've traveled in Europe, Australia, most of Africa or America, you know that some things are quite different than China. There are taboos when it comes to conversation. Especially if you just met someone. Some subjects are off limits and should always be avoided. Here are the top five things to never talk about with or say to Westerners. 1. Money - Do not ever ask a Westerner how much money they make. That is very offensive to a Westerner. It is considered very rude. Don't ask how ...
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Share Happy birthday to you! (or not :-) )
J.E.Overington 2019-7-2 08:23
Is it we who buy your cake or is it you who provides your cake on your birthday? Who invented the idea of a birthday cake? Why celebrate such a day? The Germans are credited with making cakes and putting candles on it. The Germans also put candles on forest trees during the winter solstice festival... and that became the Christmas tree. The famous birthday song we sing started as "Good Morning to You". As to why we make such a big deal about birthdays: marking the event and showing ...
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Share 3 Questions Parents Shouldn't Ask English Teachers
MichaelM 2019-7-1 10:03
If you are looking for an English teacher or training center for your child, this blog will help to save face when asking questions to truly professional teachers. Serious and conscientious parents are responsible for the child's education. Promptness to appointments and classes are essential if their student is going to be successful. We tell parents, 'if you are going to be late to an appointment, don't come.' I've heard every excuse under the sun. The most common excuse is, 'there w ...
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Share My journey in Jiangsu University of Science and Technology
SidneyTshiaba 2019-6-26 10:56
By Sidney Mangenda Tshiaba "If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today." To achieve your dreams, all you need is commitment, faith, consistency and hard work. This is my story. After graduating from University of Ghana, I decided to continue my education in Jiangsu University of Science and Technology. In the quest of finding the best university with distinguished faculties and high rankings, I came across Jiangsu University of Science and Technology where ...
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Share Summertime Sadness
Joey-k 2019-6-25 21:35
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter One can never judge a book by its name. Though it’s self-evident that this book definitely has something to do with loneliness, I didn’t expect it to be like this. Sadness throughout, tinged with a faint touch of despair from time to time. It tells the story of a diverse group of people in a southern town in the US in the late 1930s. Centered around a white deaf-mute John Singer, the story unfolds as his only friend Antonapolus got s ...
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Share Why Learn English?
MichaelM 2019-6-25 08:16
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Bruce Lee English is like every other endeavor in life. If the English student does't actually take action in learning the language, then, it is useless for he/she to learn it at all. I've often wondered why English is required in China. There are few who actually master the language and become fluent. There are many who hate learning it and others who find it infinitely frustrating. ...
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Share Why I Only Teach Elite Students
MichaelM 2019-6-24 17:33
I have no interest in teaching every child that I meet. I do have a deep desire to help everyone that I encounter. I'll explain. I interview parents of students before I allow the children join my class. I used to accept about 40% of them. Now, it is down to less than 30%. Why do I do this? Why do I turn away 7 out of ten students who come and whose parents want them to study with me? First, I don't need more students. I'm very happy with having no more than 150 students. I had a big scho ...
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Share Creative Teaching Methods That Work
MichaelM 2019-6-24 14:22
Teaching involves far more than simply feeding facts and figures to students and telling them to 'go learn this.' Teaching effectively is the ability to know how the brain works and knowing how true learning takes place in the brain. My parents' generation were taught to, 'shut up, sit down and listen.' Today, my English teaching style is almost the opposite. I want my students to 'stand up, follow me and start talking.' As with mastering any language, the foundation in language learning mu ...
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Share What Americans Think
MichaelM 2019-6-23 13:50
Today, a parent of one of my students came to my class for a discussion about her child's English learning. She said, "I know Michael is not Chinese, but, he needs to know how Chinese parents think." She went on to tell how 'Chinese parents think'. Of course, I know several Chinese parents who do not think this way, so, I know that 'all Chinese parents' do not think as she does. The fact is, she is only telling me what she thinks. She feels that it makes her case stronger if she can m ...
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