A Canadian expat that has been living abroad in Asia since 2003, Carrie moved from China to Taiwan in 2006 to teach English as a Second Language. Today, she and her husband are co-owners of Reach To Teach Recruiting . Carrie also works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on Google+ or on Twitter @globetrotteri.

3 responses to “The ESL Educators Guide – Tips For Teaching To Specific Groups of ESL Learners”

  1. wandering educators

    carrie – what a fantastic resource this is. thank you!!

  2. Furio

    Hey Carrie,

    lot of good infos! I taught to both European and Asian students (not English) and I find that the challenges are completely different. With European people, you need to always be in control and sure of yourself or the students will eat you alive hehe

    Asian are much more quiet, to the point that sometimes they will not answer to your questions even if they know the answer… this behavior is probably related to the fact that lose face is a big deal for Asian people.

    I do think some of your suggestions may be quite useful to let them open up, especially smiling a lot, verbally reward them when they do well and, most important, learning (at least some of) their language!

    I never taught to kids, it must be a real challenge : – P

Leave a Reply