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Demand for English learning in China has grown faster than your kid can move when he hears the bath running. And it has opened up an entirely new industry for North American teachers: online ESL teaching. Here’s how choosing this enriching education opportunity (that’s both a smart financial and professional move) is also helping the students you teach. Because...
Best Side Job
Thanks to a host of unusual qualities, like angelic-levels of patience and the ability to command the attention of thirty plus kindergarteners, teachers are suited to side hustles almost by design. But with more and more options coming out of the woodwork, it can be tricky pinning down the side job that makes the most sense. We’ve done the...
Teaching Humor in ESL Lessons
Everyone loves a good laugh! Humor is sprinkled throughout our daily lives, whether it’s used to make others laugh or to make it through a tough day. But defining and understanding what’s funny varies between languages, which is why learning and practicing comedy is a great way to learn English! When your ESL students understand how to make and...
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Every teacher will say that one never stops learning. Gaining knowledge and insight is a journey with no end. It is an adventure where one acquires and discovers tools that will better inform how they traverse forward. That’s why teachers recognize that they are also students in a way, seeking to improve their craft through learning and the utilization...
The Future of Education
Today, we’re excited to introduce the next installment of our Thought Leadership Series, where we highlight professionals and luminaries from around the world that are helping to shape the modern-day landscape of learning with affirmative and thought-provoking action.  We recently spoke with Dr. Malbert Smith, CEO, President and Co-Founder of MetaMetrics about the importance of assessment and the role it...
Building Your Business (Part 4): Developing a Career
This is the final part of a four-part series focused on finding success through building your career online.   Historically, the idea of working part-time and remote is at odds with the concept of career development. But then again, historically we used to wear crocs. History is not always the best case study. Yet the question remains: is it possible...
Are You Qualified to Teach Online?
So you're thinking of joining the next best thing, here's what you need...  Engaging with and teaching second language learners online has never been easier, and as demand for online teachers continues to grow, opportunities are limitless for those looking to become teachers. But don’t kid yourself either, correct training and preparation are critical to success in this field. Like...
Supporting Students' Growth Part II
Part II: Which Strategy Should I Use? In Part I of this blog series about “Supporting Students’ Growth: Top Strategies for Corrective Feedback”, I described a number of different strategies that teachers can use to provide corrective feedback to English language learners when they make errors in speech or writing. These strategies range from direct strategies, where the learner is...
Two teachers’ experiences on their first trip to China Recently a few VIPKid teachers took it upon themselves to arrange a trip to China and experience a part of the world their students call home. They were expecting a culture shock, but instead they found friends, family, and a tour guide called Cactus. Here, Sonia and Brinley share their highlights...
Build Your Business (Part 3): Being Financially Savvy
This is part three of a four-part series focused on finding success through building your career online. Being financially switched on isn’t just an exclusive club reserved for Warren Buffet and that kid from high school who now owns a yacht. Rather, it is an important and essential skill for succeeding in building a career online. Why? Because now...

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