TEFL China Coach
Customize this program to fit your needs, with some choices. 1, you can use it to get by instead of doing a formal TEFL. 2, add it to a teaching certificate. 3, learn the learning pattern to adapt to other cultures. Learn negotiating reality, while teaching in other cultures. Expats commonly fail for various reasons, so we keep you buoyed up, persistently growing better despite bumps in the road. More
You customize this package into a program that meets your needs. It gives you some choices for handling going abroad. One, you can use it to get by instead of doing a formal TEFL. Two, better yet add it to whichever teaching certificate you get. Three, best yet learn the learning pattern so you adapt to other ways and other cultures. Learn cultural adaptability. You really want to learn a kind of negotiating reality, learning while engaged with other cultures. We offer learning ways that help you adapt to other cultures and to learning while teaching. That adaptation is habit forming, so you learn to subconsciously teach better and learn better and adapt better. Just like riding a bike. You learn such habits with lots of failures. Expat assignments commonly fail for various reasons, mostly nothing to do with professional or teaching qualifications. So we keep you buoyed up, persistently growing better despite bumps in the road.
It has a lot of simple, natural, inferential learning sections. They implicitly introduce you to Asian cultures and natural ways as you go through the materials. Instead of just making lists or feeding you to a course, these materials reflect Asian ways in the materials. They offer tacit learning as you go. We need to do that, we need to carry you along into learning how to learn, how to adapt, and how to come out ahead.
You teach. I teach. We all teach all the time. Teaching is how we all engage with life, just renamed to make it official. You teach when you interact with others, your teaching is especially beneficial when you teach ways and language to someone from another culture. Spiral those learning-teaching cycles up like a growing conifer tree.
There is a plethora of included or downloadable learning materials in the package. Study these and those materials, and keep them on your computer as a resource. Also, in the same pattern, learn the materials while engaging with people to learn culture awareness.
This is not a book. It's really a package to be read and considered and tailored into a custom fit-to-you program. Read it fast more than once, then selectively adopt parts and chunks, then tinker with the web links to meet your needs. Try to explore with other people, people such as language and cultural teachers and people 'who have been there'. This package opens things up to wider cultural and language awareness, it can help you steer shoals and past icebergs that you would have otherwise Titanic'd.
Get this, a third to a half of expat assignments fail in some way. Even with all the often lavish support and preparations that professional expat managers get. Things go wrong all the time, and more wrong, more often, in China. People fall in the cultural chasm, often tripping over isolated chunks of their own culture. So we grow you support in some other ways, we grow your buoyancy, your ability to rise back up when things get you down.
The specific section for keeping you upbeat is called buoyancy, staying up when things all around are down. Go through it and you'll find that buoyancy simply shares fractal patterns with a lot of the rest of the material. Learn one part and you've learned a kernel for how to learn other parts. You grow simplicity patterns, like bike riding habits, as you do more of it and grow into it.
An Agile Titanic voyage – like a year teaching abroad, or doing a course or a project. The Titanic lost it's argument with a berg. Hopefully you can paddle past yours. Learning from others, and learning to navigate around problems, is a whole lot better than going down with the ship.