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October 2013 Blog Posts (11)

A Day in a Life Club: Happy Halloween!

Jack O’Lantern EF Life Club event

By Katheen Yam, EF Student Ambassador

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Today was my first time at an EF Life Club event; we decorated pumpkins for in the spirit of Halloween.  But first I had to get there.  This EF even was located near the Cloud Nine shopping mall, between a Family Mart and a Bank of China, on the fourth floor of the Beethoven building.  Unfortunately,…

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Added by Teacher Recruitment & Training on October 31, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

A Day in a Life Club: Mission Implausible

mission implausible

By Elena Yip, EF Student Ambassador

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Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Mission Implausible event for EF’s adult section. Right when I got into the building, they handed us t-shirts with “Mission Implausible” on the front and sponsored by Sony on the back. That’s my first sign that this was serious business. T-shirts!! Also, little…

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Added by Teacher Recruitment & Training on October 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Sound of Learning

Listen…

You can’t hear learning taking place, can you? You can’t hear the cogs in students’ brains turning as they try to get their heads round a new language concept, can you? You can’t hear the humming of a learner’s’ brain as they internalize a new word, can you? Well, I think you can. The best classes I’ve ever observed and taught all had this sound in abundance. You’ve heard this sound before. You know what it sounds like.

 

What’s the sound?…

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Added by Ross Thorburn on October 21, 2013 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Weekly Teaching Skills Challenge Week 42

Added by jill crawshaw on October 17, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

There and back again - A holiday hike

Three cars, eleven people all headed to Anhui province to climb a mountain (NOT HUANG SHAN !!!!) on Tuesday 1st of October. In one way or another we all had a connection to EF. In my car there was a current student, a CC and CGM from Hangzhou, an ex-COM from Wuxi and myself a current teacher in Nanjing. A real fellowship.

We all had about a nine hour drive to complete before we would reach our guest house destination at the foot of the mountains we would climb the following day. The…

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Added by Ed Sutton on October 15, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Daily Musings: These shoes were made for walking

Style vs. Comfort: What keeps you walking in China?

 

Each city has its own pace and its own rhythm. Our EF Student Ambassadors have agreed on one thing - getting around in China means a lot of walking. What do you wear to walk in stride with your new surroundings? Comment below to share your…

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Added by Teacher Recruitment & Training on October 15, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

China Travel Tips: Trip to Heroic Henan and the Shaolin Temple

China Travel Tips: Trip to Heroic Henan and the Shaolin Temple

By Katheen Yam, EF Student Ambassador

 

Kaifeng

Our first stop was Kaifeng. Kaifeng was one of the imperial capitals of ancient China. We stayed at the Ancient Youth Hostel of Kaifeng. Our expectations were low, so we were pleasantly surprised, especially by the…

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Added by Teacher Recruitment & Training on October 14, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Weekly Teaching Skills Challenge Week 41

Added by jill crawshaw on October 10, 2013 at 9:05pm — No Comments

10 Fun Facts about Shanghai

by Johanna Blendow, Lead EF Student Leadership Program Ninja

There is a comfortable breeze today, and the usually grey sky is that rare shade of baby blue. It feels like summer is blowing us one last kiss of sunshine, before autumn sweeps through the door. October is just around the corner, which means that it is finally time for this month’s Fun Facts!! Alors :)

1. The elevators here are absolutely ruthless. The doors…

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Added by Teacher Recruitment & Training on October 10, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

China Travel Tips: What I learned from the National Day holiday

By Katheen Yam, EF Student Ambassador

October 1st, China’s National Day, is the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. It’s similar to America’s Independence Day and Canada’s Canada Day. Typically, this means that most people get a week off school and work (restaurant workers and some other industries get different days off). Most people in China use it to travel or spend time with family. I…

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Added by Teacher Recruitment & Training on October 10, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Weekly Teaching Skills Challenge Week 40

Added by jill crawshaw on October 3, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments

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