Teaching in China| | Excellent foreign teacher Martyn's sharing
I am very proud to have been awarded as Haida Outstanding Teachers for 3 times.
It is a great honour to be recognized for my work, and it is a testament to the
support and encouragement I receive from Haida.
an English teacher from UK,
joined Haida in 2019 and
has been working here for
nearly 4 years.
1.What attracted you to teach in China? What do you like best about China?
I was attracted to teach in China because of the country's rich history and culture.
I have always been interested in learning about different cultures, and China
is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. I also wanted to experience
a new way of life, and I knew that teaching in China would be a great way to do that.
2.What has impressed you most when you work in China?
What has impressed me most about working in China is the students' eagerness
and to learn and also teachers' dedication to their students. Teachers are always
analysing each other classes and finding new ways to teach and working together
to be better.
3.How do you think of teachers and students in China?
I think the teachers in China are some of the most hardworking teachers in
the world. They put in long hours and are always willing to help both me
and the students in any way they can. The students are also very hard
working. They manage a big workload but still manage to be positive and diligent.
4.Being a teacher for many years, what is the teaching philosophy
in your mind?
My teaching philosophy is to always make the classes fun and engaging. I
want the students to have fun while they are learning and to also feel like
they are making progress.
5.What's the biggest challenge in your teaching career in China?
The biggest challenge is the language barrier between students and some
teachers. It can be hard to communicate sometimes however with a little
patience and willingness to learn a little Chinese this can easily be overcome.
6.As a frequent award winner, do you have any working tips to share
with our foreign teachers?
Be patient! A lot of things you try won't work straight away so don't get discouraged!
Be yourself. Don't try to be someone you're not.
Have fun! If you are not having fun the students won't be either.
7.What does Haida look like in your eyes?
I think Haida are a great company to work for and a fantastic support net
for all their teachers. They are very supportive of its teachers and go out
of their way to make sure you are ok and fix any problems that you might have.