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9 Ways to Teach Adjectives to ESL Students

Learning adjectives during ESL courses or lessons enriches speech, makes it sound more natural, and brings it closer to the “native” level for students. Therefore, teaching adjectives to ESL learners should be one of...
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6 Education Trends That Will Determine the Job Outlook for Teachers

It’s not news anymore when a university announces some new tech-classroom integration. Last year, that meant a lot of AR, cloud-hosting, and big data. How exactly does this impact the job outlook for teachers?More...

Try These English Tongue Twisters Out in Your ESL Class

English pronunciation is a challenge for foreign students, especially if you're teaching English abroad in places like China,  Japan, or South Korea, where the phonetic system is completely different from English.The student’s first language typically sets the tone...
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5 British Dialects and How English Learners Can Tell Them Apart

Topics: British Dialects and AccentsLearning English can be difficult if your native tongue is not a Romance or Germanic language.It may take you awhile to distinguish your "boos" from your "booze" and "to write"...

How to Prepare A Thorough ESL Curriculum

Some schools and programs already have ready-made ESL curricula that the teachers need to follow, but in many cases the teachers have to plan their ESL lesson plans themselves, or at least parts of...

VIPKID Delegation Makes Splash at ASU + GSV Summit

The World's Leading Edtech Summit Last week, 20 VIPKID representatives from the US and China led by CEO Cindy Mi participated in the annual ASU+GSV Summit. The summit convened edtech leaders from around the world with...

40 New ESL Essay Writing Topics + Prompts for Your Next Class

Writing ESL essay writing is hard for most students and many will struggle at first before learning to write well. However, writing skills are a crucial part of learning a new language. In this piece, we'll...
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“What Can I Do With a Teaching Degree?” Answered by 10 Career Experts

Contents: 1. Life after teaching - 2. What can I do with a teaching degree Life After Teaching Many people find success far away from their educational background. Teachers are no exception. Do you know Steve Wozniak?  (Yes,...
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VIPKID & Jack Ma Foundation Celebrate 1 Year of Bringing Online Education to Students...

A year ago, the Jack Ma Foundation (JMF) and VIPKID embarked on a joint mission to give back to society by bringing education and technology to places in China that have limited internet connectivity.That's...
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Use These ESL Icebreaker Games for Kids to Get Your Students Talking

1. What are icebreaker games? — 2. 6 ESL icebreaker games for kids 1. What are ESL icebreaker games? Classroom icebreakers are games that can help the students in an ESL class get to know each...
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Can You Really Get a Free TEFL Certification? Here are the Facts

1. What is a TEFL certification — 2. Is getting certified worth it — 3. How you can get a free TEFL certification 1. What is a TEFL certification? This will sound familiar.You want to teach...

13 Role Playing Games For Creative ESL Learning

Roleplaying activities can prepare your students for real-life situations where they can apply their English language skills. Besides, the roleplay activities can liven up the classroom atmosphere and get your students to know each...

To Improve as a Teacher, Set These 11 Professional Goals

Professional development is crucial for any occupation, and teachers are no exception. Likewise, setting goals will help you succeed in the classroom or if you teach online. The SMART principle is one well-tested framework for...

Top Tips for Being a Great Substitute Teacher

Being a substitute teacher involves lots of courage and hard work. You have to enter a new classroom full of students who are used to another teacher and his or her teaching style. In...
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VIPKID Co-founder Jessie Chen Meets Nina Hachigian, Deputy Mayor of L.A.

Many members of our teaching community are already familiar with Jessie Chen. Apart from founding VIPKID with CEO Cindy Mi, she currently oversees all operations involving the teaching community and  our core curriculum.On her...

The Pros and Cons of Being a Teacher

Like any other profession, being a teacher has a range of benefits and drawbacks. Whether you're just getting started or you've been teaching for quite awhile, it's important to reflect on the advantages and...

The 12 Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

Summer gives teachers a unique opportunity not only to take it easy and have a rest, but also to earn extra money.Most school districts give teachers the option to spread their pay throughout a...

Part-Time Jobs Teachers Can Use to Increase Income

Being a teacher poses many challenges, and one of them can be financial. Some teachers struggle to make ends meet and look for opportunities outside of their full-time job to supplement their income. Many teachers,...

How To Play Taboo As An ESL Game

Taboo is a classic card and word game, the purpose of which is to get your teammates to guess the word that you are describing. However, there is a list of “taboo” words that the...

VIPKID CEO Cindy Mi Visits US Congress to Announce Cross-Border Education Partnership

VIPKID CEO Cindy Mi visited the US Congress to announce a three-year partnership with the US-China Strong Foundation. The partnership aims to inspire and empower every child for the future while strengthening the US-China relationship through...