Meet Teacher Taylor Smith!

Landi teacher Taylor Smith loves playing guitar and he’s been using music in his class. Let’s see what he says about his class:

Hello, my name is Taylor Smith and I’m from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, all the way in the United States of America. I’ve been teaching with Landi Subject English for nearly 3 months and have taught over 400 lessons with wonderful kids all over China.

I love to help kids with their pronunciation and help them learn their grammar. I often use TPR hand gestures and pictures to teach my lessons, but sometimes students need something a little more, which is why I like to use music.

A guitar can do one of three things. It can help a student focus who’s been distracted; it can cheer up a student who’s been upset and it can also help a student learn their English by improving their memory, improving their pronunciation and helping them learn rhythm and tone.

I’ve used my guitar on multiple occasions and it’s always worked. One time I had a student who had trouble saying the phrase ‘Carlos and his teacher talk’. I had him reapeat after me three or four times but he still had trouble, so I pulled out my guitar and I asked him to sing along with me. I sang ‘Carlos and his teacher talk.’. He sang along with me and it worked.

Research has shown that music decreases stress, it improves memory and it increases concentration. I’ve seen with all of my students that it always makes them smile.

Good News From Landi!

Recently, the 2017 Sina Five-star Golden Teacher awards ceremony was held in Beijing. As a leading online English teaching brand for kids, Landi Subject English was invited to attend the ceremony. Landi Subject English won the Sina Five-Star Golden Foreign Language Education Institution award with its most advanced “peer study” education concept and its leading position in the online education industry. Meanwhile, two Landi teachers, Chad Daltrey and Elizabeth Semenoff Grenon, won the Sina Five-Star Golden Foreign Teacher Award and the Sina Five-Star Golden Teacher • Overseas Talented Teacher Award.

The award is jointly organized by Sina and Youxue education. From an objective and authoritative perspective, the organizers comprehensively evaluates the teaching quality of education institutions and the teaching level of teachers. Landi’s award is derived from its deeply polished teaching products and rigorous screening of excellent teachers. In addition, other famous enterprises such as New Oriental Enterprise and EF have also won awards.

On the day of the awards ceremony, education experts and brand leaders discussed the topic of “With the help of technology and capital, how can K12 education enterprises break through in the red sea” and interpreted industry policy trends. Besides, they also exchanged each other’s successful experience.

Li jing, CEO of Landi Subject English, believes that with the K12 education industry entering the red sea era, the way for the company to break through in the fierce competition is to return to education essence, polish education products and to improve teaching quality.

To achieve win-win relationship with the capital, Landi Subject English tends to reach a consensus with the investors and focus on polishing products and improving the quality of education. Without the foundation of teaching quality and product polishing, the company would get into a vicious cycle of using advertisement to attract attention and to maintain the operation.

With the development of artificial intelligence technology, there is considerable discussion about whether the artificial intelligence is auxiliary or replacement for education. Li Jing believes that artificial intelligence education is an assistant rather than an opponent for teachers. Artificial intelligence may not replace teachers completely, but can help teachers to complete part of mechanical work , leaving teachers more time for personalized education.

An artificial intelligence assistant is being developed in Landi Subject English. It evaluates the students level and then allocate them into different one-on-many classes. According to the concept of “peer study” which is introduced by Landi, the learning effect would be improved with the same level children studying together, instructing each other and competing with each other. With more than 300 classroom activities independently developed by Landi Subject English, the one-on-many small class model can carry out more abundant classroom activities and fully stimulate the children’s learning interest.

Since its launch in 2011, the Sina Five-star Golden Teacher awards ceremony has been successfully held six times and has established a great brand image and good credibility in the education industry and netizens. In 2017, the Sina Five-star Golden Teacher awards ceremony attracted the participation of many well-known education brands, such as Landi Subject English, Youdao Test God, EF Education First and Tedu Education, etc.