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5 Advantages Of Teaching ESL Online

If you’re passionate about helping others learn a new language, there’s no shortage of opportunities for you. Countless avenues exist for teaching English, from one-on-one private lessons to group classes to advanced school courses....

VIPKID Sets World Record for Largest Online English Class

On May 31st, VIPKID made history by setting the record for the largest-ever online language lesson.Five members of the VIPKID team taught a class from our Damei headquarters in Beijing. Tuning-in simultaneously were 18,159...

VIPKID Teachers Meet with Former US Ambassador to China Gary Locke

On June 3rd, two VIPKID teachers – Gabriel McCrary and Lauren Reyk – met with Gary Locke in Seattle. Locke served as the former US ambassador to China, former governor of Washington State, and...

Go Bilingual? What are the Benefits for Your Children?

This article is a guest post by LingoBus, a platform that provides one-on-one Mandarin lessons for children. Being bilingual has many benefits for most people. It can bring more career opportunities, improve your brain power,...

Introducing the VIPKID Brand Ambassador Program

One of the most unique aspects of teaching with VIPKID is the dedicated, engaged community of teachers who come together, share resources, and support each other online. From YouTube to Facebook to the Hutong...
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How Different Countries Celebrate Children’s Day Around the World

In 1954, the United Nations General Assembly established International Children’s Day to foster unity and understanding between children from different nations and to promote child welfare. The UN encouraged each country to set their...

English Idioms Every ESL Student Should Know

The term “idiom” relates to a word or phrase that means something different from its literal meaning. English idioms make the speech flow more naturally and bring it closer to the level of a...

How to Prepare ESL Students for Getting & Giving Directions

Getting lost in a foreign city is always a frustrating situation. However, it can be even more frustrating when a person cannot help someone who is lost because they just cannot explain the directions...

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...