4 ways VIPKID takes the stress out of teaching

I just completed my first week with VIPKID. I’ve taugh 30 classes in just 4 days and I am hooked! I spent one year teaching in a formal classroom before I decided it was...

Weekend Series —- Memorable Moments at VIPKID (I)

Working at VIPKID, despite its potential challenges and difficulties, can be a positive experience. 39 teachers responded to the survey “Fun/Awkward Moments at VIP” recently released by our staff, telling humorous anecdotes about their...

How to T.A.L.K. to Your Students

Ahh, the sound of little voices chirping away in English. That’s what every VIPKid teacher–and parent–wants to hear. So, how do we get our students talking? By Teacher Kate C T-Take an interest in your student. Find...

VIPKID: Family and Opportunity

By teacher Beth K. My family is a VIPKID family; my little family of 4 people and 1 dog, tucked on the side of a hill overlooking waters near the Atlantic Ocean of Nova Scotia, Canada, is...

Bonding Over Punctuation

By teacher Noah G. Coming from the background of a home-room teacher in large population schools, the transition to single-student tutoring through VIPKID came as quite a shock to me. Many of the techniques, methods...

Feedback- An Opportunity to Build Lasting Relationships

You have fully prepared and executed a fantastic lesson- complete with engaging props, high energy, smiles enough to make your mouth hurt, and plenty of TPR (Total Physical Response.) Your student laughed, overcame struggles,...

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 into the ocean. He doesn’t know any English. I’m not...

The Secret Ingredient For Learning Languages with Songs

Recently I have been teaching English online to students in China through a company called VIPKID. As a teacher, world traveler, and lover of languages, I like to experiment with ways to enhance language...

A Learning Philosophy to Follow

I’m that teacher who loves to makes funny faces with her students, to sing funny songs and to do crazy dance movements every time my student does something awesome. I love to see my...

Experience Magic at VIPKID

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the Red Queen famously said, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.“ I recently realized that I not only get to believe six...

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 tricks I have learned in my first few weeks at...

My journey with VIPKID!

HELLO…HOW ARE YOU? This is how I start my mornings everyday. Waking up early in the morning and NOT having to worry about using up gas, fighting traffic, finding parking, and dealing with people on...

True VIPKID Star Students

In a movie, every year, children from the districts are selected to participate in a compulsory annual televised death match called The Hunger Games. We all love the trilogy, and some of you may...

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. Your hand reaches down to the couch to pick up...

Teaching Tip: Notice the Good by Naming the Behavior

“Great job!” “Awesome!” “You are amazing!” Don’t you like to hear those words when you’re working hard? I know I do. I definitely know children do. And all of us teachers wouldn’t be working for VIPKID...

From Stay-At-Home Mom to VIPKID Teacher

Morning after morning, I wake up, get my two boys off to school, and then prepare a fun-filled day with my toddler. As we are eating breakfast, I gaze out the window and my...

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 wonderful part time gig as an ESL teacher in the...

What does the VIPKID child think about during their first class?

Teacher Elayne explains how the VIPKID class feels through the eyes of a child. As teachers, one can often share with each other the nervousness of teaching an online class for the first time....

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, practice, produce, homework help, goodbye song, goodbyes… Sometimes class can feel...

Learning to love to teach young students

I have been out of the classroom for a while and I thought it might be amusing to be a VIPKID teacher. A bit of extra money, a nice structure to the day–why not?...