Teaching Tips: How to Survive Your First ESL Class

Walking into the classroom to teach your first class is nerve-racking no matter the amount of training you have had. As a new teacher in China, you can expect to be thrown into the classroom unprepared and expected to teach right off the bat.

I myself had an awful first class in front of 30 children who constantly asked me where their old teacher had gone....

This situation may be unavoidable but to stop yourself from bombing completely I have compiled the top five things you can do to make it through your first class.

1) Use Google! (I mean Baidu…): Whether you are teaching in a University, primary school or Kindergarten spending 5-10 minutes to research appropriate teaching content and methods is crucial. Do not turn up to your first class of 30 kindergarten students trying to teach Western culture. Sounds ridiculous but I saw it happen...

A quick Google or Baidu search can help you ...

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