Are you about to start teaching Oral English in China? Do you wish that you had a better idea of what to expect and what to do? I was in your shoes 17 years ago. I've learned by making mistakes and by experimenting, by reading and by talking with other teachers. Now I want to share with you what I have learned over the years so that the beginning of your time teaching in China can go a little more smoothly.
The primary audience for this e-book is new Oral English teachers at Chinese universities. Teachers at junior or senior middle schools will find some of the material useful, as will teachers of adults. This book is not for those who will be teaching young children. While I wrote this with new foreign teachers in China in mind, experienced teachers will find it interesting to see how someone else approaches the work. They may get some new ideas, and they will definitely find some things to disagree with me about in the chapter called "Things we can argue about". Disagreement is part of learning.
In this book I explain what Oral English classes are like and what I do in the first three class meetings. I tell you exactly what I say to my students when I teach them about how they can improve their speaking. This chapter is called FIPA (Fluency, Intonation, Pronunciation, and Accuracy). I give you some of my favorite speaking activities and end with a chapter on topics that experienced ESL teachers in China have disagreements on.
Are you a nervous new ESL teacher in China? Or are you a grizzled old pro looking for new ideas or things to think about? Click on the buy button to see "How I Teach Oral English in China".