December 2017 New Arrivals – Welcome to Kid Castle

In Welcome New Teachers by Nathan Gibbon December 15th, 20170 Comments

December 2017: Welcome New Teachers A warm welcome to our December 2017 arrivals. After two days of Orientation, they are off to their schools for some hands on training and will finally meet some of our superstar students. Best of luck to you all! We are hiring for positions starting in 2018, so why not APPLY NOW? To get a … Read More

Teacher Spotlight December 2017 — Clint

In Teacher Spotlight by Kid Castle December 12th, 20170 Comments

We’ve got so many great teachers at Kid Castle, and our Teacher Spotlight is our little way of sharing the best and brightest with you. Let’s get to know Clint, our December 2017 Teacher Spotlight Clint hails from South Africa and works at our Jufeng School in Shanghai. He’s worked with Kid Castle for about half a year. See for … Read More

I’ve arrived in Shanghai – What’s Next?

In Welcome New Teachers by Nathan Gibbon December 8th, 20170 Comments

Arrival in Shanghai Imagine for a moment you are sat on a long haul flight, at the very start of your adventure teaching English in China for Kid Castle. You’ll soon make your arrival in an entirely new country with a language you probably don’t understand, a culture that’s entirely alien to you and with very little idea of how … Read More

Christmas in Shanghai

In Lifestyle by Dan Wheadon December 6th, 20170 Comments

Walking in a Shanghai Wonderland “At Christmas all roads lead home” – Marjorie Holmes I love Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and when it comes to celebrating Christmas I am usually very traditional. I like to do the same things each year. As a youngster Christmas was all about decorating the tree, exchanging gifts, cheap advent … Read More

Curriculum Training Series – Phonics Teaching

In Curriculum Training Series by Sean Tierney December 1st, 20170 Comments

This time in our Curriculum Training Series, superstar teacher Laura guides us through a Phonics lesson with her Junior level 3 class.  The lesson is from Sound it Out 4, focusing on double consonants. Our Sound it Out series was developed for learning phonics, from basic letter sounds to more advanced consonant blends and consonant digraphs. Students can practice their … Read More

Who is the most knowledgeable Foreign Teacher at Putuo School?

In Lifestyle by Sean Tierney November 23rd, 20170 Comments

We’re at Putuo School this week, joined by foreign teachers Donovan and Samira. Both teachers are approaching the end of their first year with Kid Castle. We asked them about their experiences in China so far and about life at Kid Castle. Let’s hear what they had to say… Describe an average day at school Donovan: It’s pretty chilled during … Read More

Useful Tips – Document Authentication

In Tips of the Trade by Nathan Gibbon November 20th, 20171 Comment

For the majority of teachers heading over to China for the first time, document authentication is a completely new and somewhat daunting process. But, as of May 2017, anyone wanting to teach English in China must obtain  copies of their Degree, TEFL Certificate and Criminal Background Check legalized (authenticated) by a Chinese Embassy or Consulate. At the outset, the process … Read More

New Teachers in November 2017: Welcome to Kid Castle

In Welcome New Teachers by Nathan Gibbon November 17th, 20170 Comments

Welcome our New Arrivals A warm welcome to our latest group of teachers! They have completed their Orientation and are now heading out to their training schools. Best of luck to you all! We are hiring for positions starting in 2018, so why not APPLY NOW? To get a glimpse of life in Kid Castle check out our Instagram.

Teacher Spotlight – Stedson

In Teacher Spotlight by Kid Castle November 15th, 20170 Comments

We’ve got so many great teachers at Kid Castle, and our Teacher Spotlight is our way of sharing the best and brightest with you. Let’s get to know Stedson, our November 2017 Teacher Spotlight Stedson is from America and works at our Chengshan School in Shanghai. He’s worked with us for a little over 1 year and we got him … Read More