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This Teaching Essentials Blog Series looks at some tools-of-the-trade for online ESL instruction. In it, we explore a few key concepts and dive into…

Breaking Down Common Chinese Idioms

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Why You’re Never Too Old To…

Opportunities online are rife with slang, new terminology and fast-paced innovations. However it is an all-inclusive industry at its core. And it’s for everyone! The…

Repetition: Sometimes We Need to Hear…

This Teaching Essentials Blog Series looks at some tools-of-the-trade for online ESL instruction. In it, we explore a few key concepts and dive into…

Contract vs. Salary: The Changing Face…

Earning a living has been around for some time. But what that means has been subject to constant change over the millennia. Let’s backtrack a…

China’s City Tiers, Explained

At 1,389,618,778 people, China takes the top spot as the most populated country in the world. It is also developing at an impressive pace,…

TPR and Modeling: How Body Language…

This Teaching Essentials Blog Series looks at some tools-of-the-trade for online ESL instruction. In it, we explore a few key concepts and dive into…

How Technology is Shaping Education

Back in 1988, an interview with prominent sci-fi author of the time Isaac Asimov, went a little something like this: “Once we have computers in…

Creative Writing Activities for ESL Students

When it comes to learning English, rote memorization helps ESL students learn the basics and rules of the language. It creates a foundation that…

Forget the Digital Nomad, Embrace the…

"Digital nomad" is a strange term. It has a sort of foreignness to it, and (to me at least) tends to conjure up images…

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