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Share Big Secret To Better Education
2015-11-30 04:50
Recently, one of my students' mother left a message for me on WeChat (weixin) that says what I've known since I came to China, four years ago. She said, "Michael教学有方,孩子们在愉快中学习,事半功倍。" (Youdao Translation: Michael teaching ability, the children in a happy learning, get twice the result with half the effort.) For 15 years, I owned a school in the USA that used this method and we produced hundreds of students who went on to some of the most excellent colleges and u ...
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Share Easy English: Your Child Is Smart, But...........
2015-11-17 04:33
If there was one thing that I would change about the wonderful culture of China, it would be this. There is one thing that I see that is holding back your child. It is something that is taught to them very young and it is something that holds them back when they are older. What am I talking about? I'm talking about the fear of 'losing face.' It is a something that is taught that will hold your child back from being all that he/she can become. I see it ...
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Share Easy English: Making English Learning Faster, Easier and More Fun
2015-11-14 05:14
In learning any language, you can make it your plan to work hard in order to become good in that language. However, working hard isn't always good enough. I've met many students here who work very hard and still cannot learn English well. I often hear about English training schools who are good at teaching grammar , yet, I quickly discover that even the teachers still find it very hard and often use it wrong. In the West, we like to say, 'work smart ' instead of just wo ...
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Share Practical English Learning
2015-10-30 04:28
When I first came to China, I spent 20 hours over two weekends teaching more than 300 Chinese English teachers in Henan how to teach English to their students. Many of them readily admitted that they didn't teach English by having their students to speak. When I asked them why they didn't, they also shyly admitted that it was not a skill that they had acquired themselves. They also were quick to tell me of their own ongoing struggles with English grammar, remembering vocabulary and pronun ...
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Share Chinese Students Study Abroad
2015-10-28 08:07
Every day, I'm in contact with students who have the dream of studying abroad. Most of them want to study in America. They are working hard to fulfill this dream every day. Presently, there are 300,000 Chinese students studying in America alone. That number will double in the next 4 years. There are three main focuses that they must have to study abroad. 1. They must prepare themselves to communicate fluently in English. Students who will study abroad usually are inadequately prepared in ...
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Share How About Free College Tuition? Interested?
2015-10-16 15:44
Starting next fall, the W. P. Carey School of Business will offer full scholarships to all incoming full-time M.B.A. students. Their goal is to attract many different students from varying backgrounds, ethnic and economic conditions. Their desire is to change the face of the MBA program. The present costs run from $54,000 a year for in-state residents and nearly $90,000 a year for international students. They considered what it would be like for students who no longer saw cost as an obstac ...
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Share Don't Go To Harvard (or Yale, or Stanford, or MIT, or Princeton......)
2015-10-16 15:19
Don't Go To Harvard (or Yale, or Stanford, or MIT, or Princeton......)
Most Chinese students who have a dream to study at a highly prestigious university in America have their eyes set on the likes of Harvard, Princeton or perhaps Stanford. They want to go to the 'best' school so that they can carry away the honor of having attended the best college or university in the world. While it is true that any of these top schools (especially the Ivy League schools in the USA) would possibly give you the best education in the world, there is another way to look at college ...
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Share One Million U.S. Students To Learn Mandarin
2015-10-14 20:18
Reprint with full credits per Huff Post's requirements. Hundreds Of Thousands More Students Will Be Learning Mandarin Soon. Here's How. The White House wants 1 million U.S. kids to study the language by 2020. Rebecca Klein Education Editor, The Huffington Post Can 1million American schoolchildren learn Mandarin over the next five years?Carola McGiffert, the woman charge ...
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Share Why English Is So Hard To Learn
2015-10-12 07:42
"If the foundation of language acquisition is not built upon first developing the skill of speaking the targeted tongue (language), any structure that is attempted to be erected will crumble and fall every time. For this simple reason, many spend years of frustration hoping to master what they intend to learn. They will consider the language 'too hard' and finally surrender to failure." ~ Lin Yutang I've made it my primary focus over the past 4 years to study, implement and test English le ...
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Share Look Out America, The Chinese Are Coming
2015-9-29 07:26
A very popular story that recently hit the front page of Yahoo! told about an American mother who was outraged that her daughter was given an assessment exam the very first day of kindergarten. A rather well read and quite popular online publication asked my opinion about the story and wanted me to write a response, comparing it to my experience here in China. Here's what I said. I understand the frustration of the mother whose child was given an 'exam' on the first day of kindergar ...
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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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