Teaching in Asia

On here I will post about my experiences teaching.

The Good,The Bad and The Ugly.

Hopefully it will entertain and inform any one wishing to take the courageous step of becoming an expat and a teacher.

 

Here we are, ready, set, go.

Teaching English to foreign learners is a terrifying concept. Usually you have left everything and everyone you know behind. Then there is all the information to read through, the blogs, the official sites and finally figuring out what a Learning centre actually means. 

Hopefully this page and the posts on it will give you and idea of what Language Centres could be like. Remember its all generalised to my experience, my ‘school’ and my country.

 

About Chat Room :)

Chat Rooms will be different in each learning center as they will all have their own way of doing things.But to give you a general idea of how a chat room could go, keep reading. Chat rooms are about teaching the younger kids some basic vocabulary, letting them have fun and being a glorified babysitter […]

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Beginner Phonics C

My Little Terrors A few weeks ago I was suckered into taking on extra late night shifts. I now have 4 long days that I only end work at 19:30, apparently I am a masochist. But no in all honesty it makes very little difference to my overall day and actually helps with the trains. […]

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Beginner Phonics A & B

Woosh its been a hectic couple of weeks. The temperatures in Hong Kong decided to drop to freezing so I’m huddled in a classroom with my colleagues sitting around a heater waiting for my next class to start. Cookoo Kelvins class Kelvins class has gotten uber adorable but we keep getting make-ups in the class […]

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Beginners B :)

Oscar,kelvin and Leo With the end of summer I had a few extra hours free for new phonics classes and so I have two more to talk about 🙂 I can honestly say that I love my beginner kids, they really are the cutest. This class started off with 4 completely different kids, one had […]

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Intermediate Phonics update :)

  Ooh update time on my Intermediate boys! We now have a new girl in the class, Timmie, She has missed the first four blends as well as the vowels that we so she is super behind. Timmie really tries, she works very hard and listens well. At first she struggled a lot with pretty […]

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Beginner Phonics A Update :)

  Oh my the little creatures are doing so well in Beginner Phonics! We are now on H and they have flown through the work. I will not push them onto big and small letters in one lesson yet but I think at the start of the new book I will try. Vowels, osh these […]

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Beginner Phonics A

  Ivana, Ivania, Mikki, and Ivan (my little creatures) You may recognise one or two of those names, the three girls were in my Summer Monkeys B class and are as adorable now as they were then. I’ve only taught them for a week so far and it’s going well. The girls are much stronger […]

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Summer is ending

    We are in week 6 (out of 7) of Summer intensive and I am both glad it is coming to an end and sad! Related Post Beginner Phonics A Beginner Phonics A Update 🙂 Beginner Phonics C Intermediate Phonics 😀

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Advanced Phonics

So my phonics kids are doing super well! My four boys became three (Chin Jip, Chris and Jerry) and in the last week it’s just been two of them (Chris and Jerry). I have been making them go home and learn the spelling words for long vowels; these are the hardest words to spell correctly.  […]

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Summer Little Monkeys

I have been teaching 3 Summer Little Monkeys classes three times a week, Mon/Wed and Fridays 9:30-11:00 (Monkeys A) and 1:30-15:00 (Monkeys B) with an hour lunch break in between. Then on a Tuesday I have one Little Monkey class and a few other Phonics lessons. My monkeys classes had about 8-9 kids in them at […]

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