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Share English Grammar Battle
2019-12-12 10:40
As much as schools and English training centers focus on grammar, I'm shocked by how little most know. Even the teachers' grammar is often quite bad in writing and in speaking. Most of what native English learners consider 'basic grammar' seems to be difficult for students here in China. I'm going to give you some basic word endings that every student should know about English. If you already know these, then, you might not find this article beneficial. If you don't, then, learn them. The ...
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Share Challenge Your Child
2019-12-12 08:31
您的孩子比您想象的要聪明。总是在称赞他们的努力与挑战他们以获得更好的成就之间取得平衡。如果您只是骂他们,他们会害怕尝试。他们会害怕说英语。而不是总是责骂他们,而是挑战他们。 西方人从中国古代哲学家的著作中学会了平衡。我们了解了阴和阳。 许多年前,我在数百人面前向电视讲话。我父亲认识一位专业的公众演说家。我真的很佩服这个人。这个人来听我的演讲之一。他对父亲说:“迈克尔很好。有一天他会很棒。”他有点称赞我,并挑战我要变得更好。我很好,但不是很好。这是孩子们需要的平衡。 (百度翻译) Your ...
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Share A Parent's Responsibility
2019-11-21 08:49
I'm a teacher in China. I've been teaching here for 8 years and have had over 5,000 classes. I've had students who have far exceeded my expectations. One went to Harvard Medical School. One went to Princeton University. Two were given offers from Yale University. One went to Johns Hopkins Medical School. This year, Gary Mao, my student, was given an offer from the University of Chicago. Gary scored 1580 on the SAT exam. The lowest score on the SAT (美国高考) of my students was 1480 (out ...
Personal category: Education|642 views|0 comments
Share (How To) Be A Good Foreigner In China
2019-7-19 02:19
1. Obey the law and obey the authorities. You know that drugs aren't permitted in most societies. Certainly not China. Children do not grow up in China with the burden of temptation for drugs no matter how hard or seemingly harmless they may be. This is a positive thing no matter how you look at it. Recently, there were several foreigners who were involved either through recreational use or trafficking drugs in Xuzhou. It is strange to me that other foreigners are discussing 'will they ...
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Share Why Foreigners Can't Teach Gaokao English
2019-7-4 09:22
I know that for promotional purposes, most Chinese English training centers say, 'Foreign English teachers can't teach English grammar to Chinese students.' I used to disagree with this. First, I never met a foreign English teacher who tried to teach gaokao English. And, I'm very sure that those who say that foreign teachers can't teach grammar, have also never heard a foreign teacher try to teach gaokao English. It's just an uninformed statement that promotes Chinese English training c ...
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Share Why English Is So Hard
2019-7-3 19:28
Dr. Kato Lomb, likely, the most famous polyglot in modern times, said, "Language is not learned from grammar. Grammar is learned from language." Every day that I live here in China, I meet with many people who are struggling to learn English. Many of them have been studying English for more than ten years. What amazes me is that their level of perseverance is utterly astounding. They never give up. I've been both a student and teacher of the most popular language learning method in A ...
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Share Is Hong Kong So Special?
2019-7-3 08:37
I was recently in Hong Kong for 3 weeks. I'd heard about Hong Kong all of my life. This was my third trip there, but, all of the other trips were very short. This time I had the opportunity to discover this mystical, historic place. As a writer for several different publications, I can usually get access to people and places that most people can't get access to. This trip was no different. So, I took my credentials and set out to find out all I could about this place. Some people si ...
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Share 5 Things To Never Say To Foreigners
2019-7-2 16:56
If you've traveled in Europe, Australia, most of Africa or America, you know that some things are quite different than China. There are taboos when it comes to conversation. Especially if you just met someone. Some subjects are off limits and should always be avoided. Here are the top five things to never talk about with or say to Westerners. 1. Money - Do not ever ask a Westerner how much money they make. That is very offensive to a Westerner. It is considered very rude. Don't ask how ...
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Share 3 Questions Parents Shouldn't Ask English Teachers
2019-7-1 10:03
If you are looking for an English teacher or training center for your child, this blog will help to save face when asking questions to truly professional teachers. Serious and conscientious parents are responsible for the child's education. Promptness to appointments and classes are essential if their student is going to be successful. We tell parents, 'if you are going to be late to an appointment, don't come.' I've heard every excuse under the sun. The most common excuse is, 'there w ...
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Share Why Learn English?
2019-6-25 08:16
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Bruce Lee English is like every other endeavor in life. If the English student does't actually take action in learning the language, then, it is useless for he/she to learn it at all. I've often wondered why English is required in China. There are few who actually master the language and become fluent. There are many who hate learning it and others who find it infinitely frustrating. ...
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MichaelM

Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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  • Challenge Your Child 2019-12-13 11:51

    I talk to a TV set in front of hundreds of people, after my careful reading, the sentence is like that. Hilarious.

  • Challenge Your Child 2019-12-13 11:50

    我在数百人面前向电视讲话。This sentence means I talk to hundreds of people in front of a TV set. That is very ridiculous unless you talk to a set which is displaying Nick Armstrong is looking at you from the moon. You might be taken to the nearest hospital to have a check on the head.

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