CD7 Teacher Survey- Emily Milne

Ten teachers were set an immense task; a task that will sort the teachers from the teenagers; one that will give the most enlightened amongst you nightmares. Their task? Complete a survey about themselves! The horror!!

Because of the nature of the survey all teachers identities are anonymous.

How long have you been working with EF Chengdu?

Ten teachers were set an immense task; a task that will sort the teachers from the teenagers; one that will give the most enlightened amongst you nightmares. Their task? Complete a survey about themselves! The horror!!

Because of the nature of the survey all teachers identities are anonymous.

How long have you been working with EF Chengdu?

T 1. Almost 2 years

T 2. 5 years for me

T 3. This is my first month.

T 4. 3 months.

T 5. 5 months

T 6. Just over 16 months

T 7. It's my first month

T 8. Same here; first month

T 9. 1 year and 8 months

T 10. Almost 1 year

Did you teach before joining EF Chengdu? If so how long and where?

T 2. I was at another center in Wuhan, another province of China.

T 3. No this is my first school.

T 4. No I didn't teach but I worked at Disney so was really interested in working with young kids.

T 6. No I've only worked in bars or shops before.

T 8. I haven't taught before so this is my first school.

Why did you choose EF Chengdu?

T 1. To work with small children

T 2.  It’s the best and fastest EF franchise in China, offering many opportunities for professional development.

T 3.  It's a well-established English Language Center in China where I thought I could make a strong contribution to and develop my skills as a T.

T 4. It has lots of chances to develop my career.

What do you like about working at CD7?

T 7. The atmosphere is great.

T 8. The colleagues are really nice.

T 9. The students are really fun to teach.

T 10. There is a great environment in the school.

What level is your favourite to teach?

T 7. I haven't taught a class yet but SSC is really great to observe.

T 1. This is something that is constantly changing for me, it use to be Frontrunner and Trailblazers, but currently I’m enjoying teaching the Small Stars again.

T 2. SSB and High Level FR

T 5. SSB and HFD

What do you like about Chengdu?

T 5. The mix of local and international food and people.

T 3. It has a really laid back vibe.

T 7. I find it's such a vibrant city.

T 9. The food!!

Write a funny story that happened in one of your classes.

T 6. A kid laughed so hard he farted.

T 10. During my July Storyteller class, we were learning Yankee Doodle. I only had four students in class and one of them was named Tony. There’s a line in the song that goes “riding on a pony” and the whole class just thought it was hilarious that pony sounded like Tony. So every time I played the song and it said “pony”, the entire class would crack up and just sing “Tony, Tony, Tony.” Every remaining class I taught, the students would request I put Yankee Doodle on repeat during breaks, and they would sing it and not stop laughing.

What has been your biggest challenge in China/ EF and how did you overcome it?

T 1. classroom management; I asked other Ts at CD7 for advice and help.

T 7. confidence in the classroom; Like T 1, I asked other Ts and they really helped me.

What do you wish you knew before coming to EF?

T1. I wished I knew how difficult it would be for them to make bigger uniforms.

T6. More info about ESL

T2. Chinese!!

If you won 1 million kuai what would you do?

T1. I would give half to my family and take my fiancé and I on a round the world trip. Then I’d buy a sports car!

T2. KTV!!

T3. Go on permanent vacation. 

T4. I would achieve world peace!

T5. Make it rain.

T6. I’d travel the world.

T7. Buy my own plane.

T8. Organise a huge EF team building activity.

T9. Go to every Comic-Con in the world!

T10. Lifetime supply of noodles!