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Teaching House Nomads Blog | April 16, 2021

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Teaching English in China

Everything to do with teaching English abroad in China.

Apartment hunting abroad: How to find your home away from home

September 30, 2014 | 2

You’ve finally arrived and are ready to begin your adventure. There’s only one drawback: your new not-so-glamorous dwellings. Moving abroad … Read More

In it for the Long Haul: 4 Tips for Cultural Immersion

August 8, 2014 | 1

“Watch out!” My friend yelled as she pulled me towards her. A frail skinny old man carried a huge gas … Read More

4 Tips for Connecting with Shy Students

April 29, 2014 | 4

Imagine this: you enter your classroom to students with notebooks and pens poised. Your lesson plan is chock full of communicative activities and chances to practice language authentically. You’re armed with lexis, grammar, and helpful usage tips. You’re pumped and ready to get this class off the ground.

You start with a bright and cheery, “Hey everyone! How’s it going?” But there’s no response. You try again with limited success.

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Teaching ESL to Young Learners

April 24, 2014 |

Teaching adults is quite a luxury. They are in your class because they want to be, so motivation is rarely an issue. With children, however, not only do you need to think of how to explain the grammar, you also need to select activities and presentation styles that keep them engaged.

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4 Tips for Staying Fit While Traveling

April 10, 2014 | 1

Whether you consider yourself an expert couch potato or a lean, mean fitness machine, chances are you will want to find an exercise groove while teaching English abroad. Not only does it help mitigate the massive amount of street snacks you’re bound to inhale, it’s a great way to establish a routine in your new life in another country. Plus, exercise helps battle stress and promotes clearer thinking (crucial for teachers working anywhere).

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