Tag Archives: Teaching

5 Myths About Teaching English in Asia, Busted

Thinking about leaving your comfort zone for a crack at teaching English in Asia? Not so fast. Before you even think about purchasing an airfare, for heaven’s sake, do your homework. Here are five of the more predominant myths about teaching English in Asia, busted: 1. Anybody can do it Residency requirements vary from country(…)


Learning Myths Debunked

True or false: Metacognition (the thinking about thinking) is just as important for learning as raw intelligence? Learning should be spaced out over time? Right brain thinkers learn differently from left brain thinkers? Intelligence is fixed at birth? A good teacher can teach any subject? Any thoughts? Well, these are just a few of the(…)


Gender Bias and Language

When debating how men and women fit into certain work roles, none is more controversial than the gender bias often present in the teaching profession. In both the U.K. and the U.S., over 60% of teachers are women, unless you’re talking about university level professors, in which case most outside of language learning tend to(…)


How to Keep Your Students Motivated: A Guide for Language Teachers

Motivation is key to learning a language. If your students are genuinely interested in developing their language skills, they’ll improve much more quickly, as well as create a positive classroom environment that’s conducive to learning. Unfortunately, not all students are as excited about learning a language as you are about teaching it. If you’re dealing(…)


Essential Advice for Novice Language Teachers

If you’re a language teacher who’s just starting out, it’s hard to know what to expect. You might be nervous — are you really prepared to take on your first class? Do you really know what you’re doing? Take a deep breath! These are common worries that all beginner teachers face. Our language-teaching pros have(…)


Language Teachers: What to Know When Teaching Groups

Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of teaching a large group? Don’t sweat it. Our teaching experts understand the unique challenges that arise with group work, and are armed with great tips and tricks that will help your group class run as smoothly as possible. This article will provide you with creative ideas and advice that(…)