If you scroll down through the posts you’ll see a lot of what’s in the book, but by no means all. I talk about working in training centers, public schools, as a tutor, and in kindergartens.
I tell you things that work and things that don’t. I try to make it so right when you get to China you can have an accurate picture of what teaching’s like, not some fanciful notion.
When I first came to China to teach in 2008 I didn’t know what to expect. The training I received was wholly inadequate to the task, and I struggled for a long time.
When I finally got the courage up to change employers I didn’t know a whole lot about how to go about it. I had to search and search, and it was frustrating and nerve-wracking.
It’s my hope that this book will give you a clearer picture of what it’s like teaching in China. If you’re looking for an eBook on teaching in China, this is the one for you.
Below are a few rough drafts from some covers I’m working on, as well as a rough table of contents. I hope to have the finished book out in another week or two.
- Be a Great ESL Teacher
- Education or Entertainment…Edutainment!
- To Copy or Create?
- I’m a New Teacher, Help!
Part II – How to Teach ESL English
- Teaching ESL
- ESL English
- How to Teach English
- Teaching ESL Classes
- New ESL Students
- Teaching ESL Grammar
- You’re an ESL Teacher, Not a Jackass!
Part III – Extra Aspects of Teaching ESL
- ESL Reading Classes
- Students and Homework
- ESL Presentation Classes
- ESL Professional Development
Part IV – Life in China
- Living in Shenzhen
- Weather in China
- Holidays in China
- Supermarkets in China
- Transportation in China
- Restaurants in China
- Banquets in China
Part V – Teaching in China
- ESL Jobs
- Places to Teach in China
Part VI – Teaching with CTLC in Public Schools
- The Benefits of CTLC
- The Drawbacks of CTLC
- The Living Conditions in Dorms
- The Living Conditions in Apartments
- The CTLC Classroom
- Ending Your Contract with CTLC
Part VII – Teaching with EF in Training Centers
- Teaching English at Training Centers
- Teaching English in China with EF
- The Hierarchy of EF
- Kids Schools vs. Adult Schools
- Conditions at EF Schools
- Conditions in EF Classrooms
- Holidays at EF
- EF’s Administrative Nonsense
- The Extra Workload at EF
- The Management at EF
- My Conclusions on EF
Part VIII – Teaching as a Tutor in China
- The Best Teaching Job in China
- How Do You Tutor?
- Teaching VIPs
Part IX – Teaching in Chinese Kindergartens
- Teaching in Kindergartens: The Good
- Teaching in Kindergartens: The Bad
- Teaching in Kindergartens: The Ugly