Benefits & Advantages of a Bilingual Education

A bilingual person is one who can speak two languages fluently. And if you're bilingual, then you're lucky. Did you know that being bilingual can bring you advantages in all aspects of life, from...

How to Engage Students with Active Participation

Keeping students engaged is one of the most challenging tasks of a teacher. All students are different, and some of them enjoy classroom activities while others tend to shy away from anything that involves...

Teacher Qualifications, Requirements & Certifications

Basic teaching requirements for becoming an ESL or EFL teacher are a university degree (teaching diploma) and an English as Second Language certification. There are several types of ESL certification, which, more or less, have...

Teaching & Tutoring Aids for English

Professional development is crucial for any career, including teachers, and especially ESL teachers who want to teach English online. On this page you’ll find a list of ESL teacher resources that will help you...

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 are some methods and techniques that may help you turn...

English Teacher Training Courses Online

Do teachers need to learn to teach? The answer is yes. Continuous professional training and development is crucial for any profession, including teachers. It’s obvious that beginner teachers need classroom practice in order to...

Teaching Grammar to ESL & ELL Students

Teaching grammar to ESL and ELL students has always been and will always be a challenge. ESL grammar lessons may seem boring to some students, but the key task of an ESL teacher is to...

Teaching English as A Second Language (TESOL)

To teach English as a second language, teachers have to prove their qualifications with internationally-acknowledged certifications, such as TESOL, TEFL, and TESL. Let’s see what is required for these certifications, and how they can...

Teaching English Abroad in China

Teaching English overseas may sound like exciting experience, but it also has certain drawbacks. In this article, we’ll discuss how people live and teach overseas by using China as an example. This country has...

English Vocabulary Games for TEFL Students

Vocabulary is the most important part of foreign language learning. The more words the students know, the livelier their language and the closer to fluency they get. So how to enrich the ESL vocab of...

Types of Instructional Teaching Styles

Every teacher has his or her own unique teaching style, which can be adjusted to the needs of individual students. It's also normal to mix some traditional teaching styles with each other to create...

Fun Games & Activities for ESL Students

ESL games are arguably the most efficient activities for ESL teachers to keep their ELLs, especially younger ones, constantly engaged. There’s a wide variety of ESL classroom games that create fun and exciting ways to...

Jobs for Former & Retired Teachers

Sooner or later experts in all different fields start thinking about career changes, and classroom teachers are no exception. Retired teachers can also search for less stressful job after retirement, where they can apply...

What is a Flipped Classroom

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about this "flipped classroom" and people are still trying to wrap their heads around the concept. Generally, flipping is always a good thing! Flipping the pillow over...

Winter Holidays in China

I think we can all agree that holidays are important, not just because they give us some well-earned rest (and play) but because they also allow us to spend time with loved ones. The...

8 Ways to Say Thank You in Chinese the Right Way, Now with Audio

Have you ever worked with Chinese people or spent time in China? If so, you probably would have noticed that Chinese people are incredibly gracious and cordial. That trait is reflected in their language! Therefore, it's...

Thanksgiving Dinner Reward System

Everybody loves rewards, right?! They're a way of showing others that we appreciate their hard work and effort and for others to thank us for our endeavors.  At VIPKID this is no different and...
Thanking in English

Ways to Say “Thank You” in English!

Most of us will remember "the look" our parent(s) used to give us when we were little, whenever they handed us something we needed. For those of you unfamiliar with "the look" or old...

Halloween Treat Bag Reward System

Halloween is just around the corner and we are sharing a Halloween reward system that will give your students all the sweets without needing a stop at the dentist! Download the JackoLantern PDF Candy PDF Halloween_Candy Black and White...

VIPKID’s Fourth Anniversary

It's hard to believe that VIPKID is four years young now! To mark this milestone we highlighted the recent progress of one of our teachers! Teacher Kim's growth with us represents all our path...