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Binhai Cultural Center

Tianjin Binhai Cultural Center Tianjin’s Economic Development Area does not disappoint when it comes to things to do and places to go. The large, modern area of the city is constantly being built on, with new attractions for locals and expats alike seeming to appear all the time. The newest, and most impressive, addition to […]

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Fresh Ideas for Your Classroom

Like me, you are likely to find yourself teaching the same lessons multiple times. For example, I currently have three SSC classes in the same unit and I have multiple HFE classes all following each other through the books. You could go crazy teaching the same lesson over and over, or you could do a […]

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How Teaching Could Change You

Change is good. If you had asked me two and a half years ago whether I would still be teaching in China, I would have probably said you’re joking. Back then I was an artist for a video games company, it was a fun job, the people were nice and it was something I genuinely […]

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1 Week a Month – Of Tree Skirts and Turkeys

Of tree skirts and turkeys… It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, and already the Christmas bug has taken over. Being a November baby, I focus more on my birthday and turkey, and think less about Christmas trees and Christmas albums. This month, however, I can only think of what decorations will look good in my house […]

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Feeling at Home in China

10 Adjustments to feeling at home in China If you’re considering moving abroad, you probably have a lot of questions about your future home.  What are people like? What will my apartment look like? Do people really eat THAT?  So whether you embrace change or worry about its effects, here are a few minor adjustments, […]

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Concept Mapping

As teachers, we often find that we are hard-pressed to really gauge whether or not our students truly understand what we are teaching them. Sure, we have oral and written tests and we ask students to present in front of the class, but do we check whether our students fully comprehend the ideas we are […]

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Reducing anxiety in young learners

3 Steps to Reduce Anxiety in Children in Class As we know, a lot of young children easily get anxious or nervous when they come into a new environment or meet many new faces at the same time. Each child reacts differently to these situations. Some of them  will keep as quiet as rocks in […]

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BinHai | TEDA

Living in BinHai Living in the Binhai district of Tianjin grants a unique perspective on life in China. Without losing any of the authenticity or tradition of this ancient country, TEDA is a far cry from the bustling streets of the big cities. A quaint and peaceful area dotted with parks and open green spaces, […]

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