i-Reading Castle Comes to Kangqiao School

In News & Events by Sean Tierney October 17th, 20170 Comments

It’s time for a new English library We introduced our first English library at the tail end of 2016 with the opening of i-Reading Castle at Yangpu School; a big hit among students and teachers alike. 2017 saw the opening of a second library at Beiyangjng School. This too was a huge success as it gave our more advanced students … Read More

Using TPR in Your Classroom

In A View From the Whiteboard by Sean Tierney October 13th, 20172 Comments

When teaching ESL to young learners, there are many factors to consider including student level and English ability. You may have written the perfect lesson plan but you are faced with some hurdles along the way. Maybe implementing the lesson plan isn’t as easy as you initially thought. Or maybe some students can’t quite grasp the concept of the lesson. … Read More

Teacher Spotlight – Whitney

In Teacher Spotlight by Kid Castle October 12th, 20172 Comments

Fantastic work Whitney! Kid Castle schools are great because of teachers like Whitney! Teacher Spotlight is our way of highlighting Kid Castle’s superstar teachers.   Say hi to Whitney, our October 2017 Teacher in the Spotlight Whitney is from South Africa and works at our Yangpu School in Shanghai. See what she has to say about working in China and … Read More

China Living: Pengpu Xincun School

In Lifestyle by Sean Tierney October 10th, 20170 Comments

On this school visit, we ventured to Pengpu Xincun School where we sat down for a chat with foreign teachers Norman and Yvonne, as well as their FT Supervisor Brandon. We talked about teaching at Kid Castle and they shared some of their experiences and expressed their opinions about life in China. What difficulties did you face when you arrived … Read More

How to Earn Some Extra Spending Money

In Tips of the Trade by Nathan Gibbon September 29th, 20170 Comments

Teaching English in Shanghai is a great way to see the world and save some money. As you’ll no doubt already know from our previous blog about saving money in Shanghai there are plenty of ways in which you can make your money go further, but did you know there are ways for you to earn some extra spending money … Read More

A Tale of Two Worlds

In Lifestyle by Sean Tierney September 26th, 20170 Comments

OK! So you’ve decided that you want to teach abroad but you’re still unsure of where exactly you want to go. It’s a big decision and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. For many ESL teachers, the dilemma is usually whether to choose China or Korea. Luckily, our former Foreign Teacher Supervisor, Neil Noland has experience living in both these … Read More

Teaching Tips from the Top: Part 3

In A View From the Whiteboard by Sean Tierney September 22nd, 20170 Comments

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We’ve got a real gem for you in our 3rd installment of our ‘Teaching Tips from the Top’ series. We’ve heard from Supervisor John in the 1st installment and Supervisor Dan chimed in for the 2nd, and guess what?! SUPERvisor Dan is back for more! This time he’s shared everything you need to know about teaching everyone’s favorite subject: phonics. … Read More

New Teachers in September 2017, Welcome to Kid Castle!

In Welcome New Teachers by Nathan Gibbon September 20th, 20170 Comments

New Teachers in September 2017 Meet the new teachers! They’ve just completed their September 2017 Orientation at our Head Office. Now they are heading off to their schools to begin teaching. If you want to see yourself in this picture, you can Apply today. For more great pictures be sure to follow on Facebook and Instagram! To read more about our teaching and … Read More

Teacher Spotlight – De-Sean

In Teacher Spotlight by Kid Castle September 18th, 20170 Comments

Way to go De-Sean! Kid Castle schools are great because of teachers like De-Sean! Teacher Spotlight is our way of highlighting Kid Castle’s superstar teachers. Meet De-Sean, our September 2017 Teacher in the Spotlight De-Sean is from the United States and works at the Meichuan School in Shanghai, China. Have a look at what he thinks about working in China … Read More

A Visit to Jiangchuan School

In Lifestyle by Sean Tierney September 13th, 20170 Comments

On a recent visit to Jiangchuan School we quizzed our teachers about life in China and working at Kid Castle. This time in the hot seat our guests are District FT Supervisor John, accompanied by Jiangchuan Foreign Teachers Isaac and Jean. What’s your favourite thing about Shanghai? Isaac: The nightlife. I’ve had some memorable nights to say the least. Jean: … Read More