How to Teach English to Kids

Teaching English to young learners can be a great challenge, especially when English is not their native language. Kids get bored easily, but there...

Don’t Panic, but My First Class is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is my first class—a zero level class with a kid named Michael. I feel like I’ve never swam before, and now I’m jumping...

Weekend Series —- Memorable Moments at VIPKID (III)

If you missed our memorable stories, check the previous posts. They were pretty funny. And awkward. By Michelle Tang Part Three --- The Cute Moments   “I have...

7 Tips for New VIPKID Teachers!

(Or maybe some new things for Old Teachers) By Teacher Ashley Wallace 7.) Research… and ask questions! Being new in ANY job can be overwhelming, let...

The Beautiful Truth About Trial Classes

Imagine yourself, sitting at home relaxing in front of the television. You’re watching your favorite television show and all of a sudden, commercial time....

5 Effective Ways to Engage Students and Prepare for classes

I have a lot of experience teaching ESL and I have a Ph.D. in teaching English as a Second Language, BUT there are some...

6 Habits That Should Probably Stay in the Classroom

It happens to everyone: we have too much fun in class. Habits are formed, mistakes are made, and we act like fools. Here is...

First Few Months With VIPKID

Last July, my husband and I moved from North Jersey, right across the Hudson River from New York City, to Phoenix.  I had a...

The “Take 5” Method

0:00. 0:01. 0:02. 0:03. The clock begins its count up to 25:00, and we launch headfirst into the lesson: Hellos, warm up, review, present,...

Advantages & Challenges of Online Classes

Teaching has grown alongside digital advancement, and online instruction is gaining popularity at lightning speed. Applications such as Skype, Google Hangouts and FaceTime work...

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