MEMORANDUM January 7, 2019 Today, we’re excited to launch our "LIVE" ESL FUN podcast—one we’ve been working on for months—called WorldTeachESL. It's about teaching English to Language Learners (ELL). Yes, that's right. The show takes on a unique approach to having fun in English as Secondary Langauage (ESL) classrooms by offering common solutions to everyday … Continue reading Announcing ESL FUN Podcast
It was my passion to learn the Chinese culture, their traditions, and language by 2018. To fully immerse while teaching English was my understanding to achieve my goals. Instead, the experience led me to a deeper understanding of the Chinese and myself. The Chinese culture only took months to understand while their traditions is still … Continue reading Decided To Stay
Tom Songer 2018 Suzhou, Taicang, China What makes this country great that Westerns will reconsider much later? It's a country with over 1.4 billion people and a density of 147 people/Km² (1 square mile = 2.5899 Km²) it has become the largest populated country in the world. Invertedly there are a same number of people … Continue reading 6 Jaw Dropping Ideals of China
You Guessed It! One day sunbathing in Bali without a worry in the world it happened. You don't think it can happen to you. We say, "nothing could go wrong with me." Why should it? It's a vacation! However, that wasn't the case last Friday. I was the victim of fraud. The person was from … Continue reading Don’t Be A Victim
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How it started One day when I was 18 years old I had a vision that one day I would be leaving in Asia. However to teach didn't come to me until later almost 30 years later. But what I did know is that my soul was taking me half way around the world to … Continue reading Student For Life
Photos Compliments WikiPhotos © 2017 Diѕtriсt оf Daxing China Dаxing Diѕtriсt was bеfоrе аn оutlуing city аrеа but nоw iѕ a ѕuburb Bеijing. Cоvеring аn аrеа оf 1,012 square kilоmеtеrѕ, Dаxing District iѕ dividеd into ninе towns аnd 18 tоwnѕhiрѕ with a рорulаtiоn оf 671,444. Althоugh now соnnесtеd thrоugh thе subway/metro ѕуѕtеm, Dаxing саn best … Continue reading Look Me Up in Daxing, China
Bеijing is расkеd full оf exhilarating еxtrеmеѕ, where cutting-edge architecture ѕitѕ ѕidе-bу-ѕidе with a mуѕtеriоuѕ mаzе оf inner-city аllеуwауѕ, ancient tеmрlеѕ, and sacred rеliсѕ. A сitу that is in thе throws оf dеvеlорmеnt, Bеijing findѕ itѕеlf hurtling tоwаrd a futurе that promises tо bе even mоrе аmbitiоuѕ thаn itѕ hiѕtоrу, resulting in the transformation оf … Continue reading Living in Beijing China as an American
English Secondary Language (ESL) Engliѕh аѕ a Second Lаnguаgе also rеfеrѕ to ѕресiаlizеd approaches tо lаnguаgе tеасhing dеѕignеd fоr thоѕе whоѕе рrimаrу language iѕ nоt Engliѕh. Thе Engliѕh lаnguаgе hаѕ grown well beyond thе borders оf mоnоlinguаl English-speaking соuntriеѕ. Users of Engliѕh as a ѕесоnd оr additional lаnguаgе сurrеntlу far оutnumbеr thоѕе whо ѕреаk English … Continue reading Imроrtаnсе оf Litеrасу In thе Wоrkрlасе
Next Stop, Hong Kong! (revised) Another 3 days and 27 years to go! While these numbers seem different and it seems I have a different agenda this time around. I will be making a fifth return trip into Hong Kong and my perception has changed dramatically. Years ago Hong Kong was once a strange but … Continue reading What is home, Hong Kong?
Remember reading your first book? We recommend filming your students or children as soon as they start reading. It is a terrific confidence builder, as well as a time capsule to look back on. Another ESL FUN activity brought to by WorldTeachESL (Facebook) Video Time Capsule - My First Book Don’t pay or search for … Continue reading My First Book
The day a student gets the premise of a lesson or parody used to tell it is the best feeling shared by a teacher. It's funny as well as extremely touching when you realized you made a small impact in a students life. The same echo is heard immersed in water when baptized or news … Continue reading A Vested Interest
Locked Shopping Carts One Yuan Please When shopping in China's malls, shops, or grocery stores it will cost to roam the isles. The cart is to carry food, children and merchandise. But the isles are too congested for everyone so they placed a teaser tariff on the shoppers. Don't worry, you get it back!After shopping, … Continue reading Absolutely Genius!