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8 Entry-Level Work From Home Jobs to Make Money from Anywhere

If you’ve recently graduated, or are considering a career change, the allure of a entry level work-from-home job might be right up your alley. Work in sweatpants from your dining room table or from...

English Words You Might not Know Originate from China

This article is a guest post by LingoBus, a platform for that provides Mandarin lessons for children. Sign up for a free Chinese class and coloring book for your kids. You might not realize it,...

Right Now, VIPKID Teachers are Based in 100+ Countries Around the World

This month, we're highlighting members of our amazing teacher community teaching from around the world.While VIPKID teachers must be qualified to work from the US or Canada, that doesn't mean they have to teach...

4 Hardest English-Language Proficiency Tests in the World

There are hundreds of English language proficiency tests around the world for students ready to put an accreditation behind all their hard, language-learning work. Many are administered for specific countries or universities, while others...

4 Tips for Teaching English Idiomatic Expressions to ESL Students

Teaching English language idioms is no piece of cake. These non-literal expressions are often confusing for ESL students and can be challenging for teachers to explain. “Raining cats and dogs” sounds like a terrifying...

How to Refer New Teachers to VIPKID

VIPKID is growing fast, and that’s in large part due to our wonderful community! Every day we’re welcoming new teachers to the platform, and many of them have been referred by our passionate teacher...

9 ESL Activities for Teaching Parts of the Body

Knowledge of ESL body parts is important for various day to day situations, such as:Going to a doctor’s appointmentVisiting a beauty salonWorking out at a gymTherefore, teaching body parts should be incorporated into all...

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...