FAQ-7 Teaching materials?

What teaching materials are required?

It is helpful to begin to collect together some of these things for your trip to China:

Family photographs-especially wedding photos

Maps-UK, your local area.( Not a World Map)

Tourist brochures-take a class set

Magazine articles-food, menus, topical issues.

Photo/Picture dictionaries-TEFL level

Games, card games, UNO

Elementary communication games.

Sports activity e.g. Kwik Cricket, Rounders. (Bats and balls can be bought cheaply in China)

Songs-words, CDs, I-pod, speakers.

Art/craft activities for a Friday Workshop-e.g.card making, quilling, calligraphy, silk painting, Origami paper etc.

Information about your home City-postcards, brochures, photos, Guide books.

Educational posters-School Suppliers.

Books/Group Readers- sets of the same book if possible.

Free DVD’s Books from Sunday newspapers.

Flags-you can download these from the Internet

Aerial Books/Big Books

Bi-Lingual Books


Blockbuster type games

Pop music CD’s

Dancing-Country/ballroom/Line dancing/music

Aerobics activities

Information about your special hobby/interest.

Information about famous people-some Chinese superstars also.

Top 10 places in China plus brochures/information.

Christmas/Easter bric-a-brac. 

Information about festivals/celebrations in the UK.

Wedding stuff-we do a mock wedding

List of male/female names plus their meanings

Stationery items

Masking tape/Blutac

Pritt sticks


Index cards-for class names/labels

Marker pens


String/clothes pegs-to make a washing line to hang posters/work.

Post-it notes


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