Good News From Teacher Julie!

Teacher Julie shared a good news with us today, “I bought a house this week (my first!). That’s thanks in part to my job and income from Landi over the past year. Landi, you all have been a wonderful company to work for, and I am so thankful to be a part of the team.”

Congratulations to teacher Julie on having her new house!! 🎉🎉

Thank you so much for being a part of Landi for the past year; for all your passion, energy and laughs you’ve brought to every student and us; for always trusting and supporting Landi!❤️❤️😘😘😘

Teacher Kate’s Story with Landi

My name is Kate Morgan, and I am glad to be a Landi English teacher. There are many reasons I find it beneficial to work with Landi. The extra income is nice, but it is not the only reason. I love the flexible work that I can take with me while I am on the road as a film blogger and filmmaker. I also enjoy seeing students become more proficient English speakers while spending time on the platform and with Landi teachers as a matter of course.
Teaching with Landi English is a great pleasure for me as an educator and as a measure of preparation for my doctoral degree studies. I find it a joy to be able to interact with Chinese students every morning as they wind down their day and prepare for their evenings. To make English a part of the weekly learning is a struggle in time and balancing activities for many of them, I know. It’s beautiful to be able to see their progress as they repeat their classes with me.
To see students and their parents come together as the students work on learning new words and concepts is also very rewarding for me. To see both the parent and student round out their pronunciation or learn a new point of grammar is always a very exciting moment. I know I have helped a whole family then speak better English.
I greatly enjoy the way that I can see students progress from their first lesson to their third, and even their fourth with new material. When they are able to pronounce the right word after many tries, it makes me happy to be part of their overall learning experience.

Teacher Burt’s Story with Landi

Hello all, my name is Burt Murphy. I have been teaching for only 5 months and I love it. I am from a small town in the US called Loveland in the state of Colorado, but I live in the country of Mexico about an hour and half south of Mexico City in the town of Cuernavaca. My wife is from here and we have 3 daughters that we have taught both Spanish and English since they were babies. Besides teaching English I am an artist at home. I am glass blower and I make ocean animals (mostly sea turtles) out of glass using an intensely hot flame from a specially designed torch. I have been make glass art since I was 16 years old and I was taught by my father Ron Murphy. You can find my work at www.tugasglass.com or at www.glassnfire.com with my Dads work.

I never thought I could enjoy something more than making glass art but you did it Landi. I find teaching is not just teaching but it is much more than that, to me it is about helping these kids enjoying life by making the class fun and memorable. I can see that Landi kids are great kids and that they need to have fun and that the learning process is fun and it can be that way only if the teacher makes it fun. Let me give an example of experiences I have with these great kids. I have a student who likes to be called Peach. She is always wanted to start class with playing that an imaginary snake is going to eat teacher Burt and after I react like a person being eaten by a snake she starts laughing and having fun and then we being our journey in learning, all this in the English language. So, when I am done with the classes at the end of the day I find myself feel so happy and upbeat all day, because all my students are great kids like Peach in their own way, and we experienced the journey of learning together. I feel as though Landi understands what I feel as a parent, that “A child’s mental health is more important than their grades”.

One thing I would like to say to the teachers is let the kids have fun, and be patient with them. If they are not engaged with find a way to get them by doing something fun or funny and I promise you well enjoy teaching with Landi.
And Landi staff keep up the great work you guys are awesome for being so kind and helpful to us teachers. And thank you for letting me be a part of this great experience.
Sincerely,
Burt Murphy

Thanksgiving Greetings From Teacher Ana

https://youtu.be/kbFQaec2cAA

Hello, I’m teacher Ana. I don’t usually celebrate Thanksgiving, but today I got some lovely wishes from some of my students so I would like to say:

I’m thankful for Rhino so I made you a yellow and black yoyo, because yellow and black are your favorite colors, and he always plays with yoyos. I made some happy apples for Sarah, because food with faces always makes her laugh. And I drew my little Ella as a mermaid, because she’s almost a real mermaid.

For all my other students a big heart, and for everyone working at Landi, operators and teachers, some flowers! Happy thanksgiving!

Meet Teacher Jessica Lamb!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyF9bk18l0Y

 

Hello everyone! My name is Jessica and I have been a teacher here at Landi for the past three months.

I would like to say thank you very much for recognizing me as the top regular teacher for the month of October. My experience so far has been truly rewarding and fulfilling and it brings me so much joy to see the progress that my students have been making, not only in terms of their English speaking abilities but with their confidence as well.

So thank you very much Landi management and staff, for your ongoing support and training. Congratulations on your new product developments, it is very exciting. And I feel very honored to be a part of this Landi community.

So if I had to share three tips with my fellow Landi teachers, they would be:

Number one. Make your class as fun as possible. It is so important to get the student laughing and engaged in a complete comfortable environment.
What I love to do is incorporate singing and dancing and my students absolutely love it.

Number two. I would say, ask your students questions about their interests and their likes. You know, just getting them talking would help them increase their vocabulary and as well it could create a very strong connection between you and your students and who knows, you might find out that you have plenty in common with them.

Number three would be to assess as much as possible and provide high-quality feedback to both parents and students. What I love to do is get familiarize myself with the course objectives and I take as many notes as possible during my lesson to be able to provide that feedback to the parents and they abosolutely love it.

So I just want to say thank you very much. Those were my three tips and I hope you guys have a wonderful week.

Happy teaching!

Landi Subject English Product Upgrade Conference

On November 6, Landi Subject English Product Upgrade Conference was held in Beijing. Landi Subject English founder and CEO Li Jing, Harvard University professor Eric Mazur, Landi executives, investors and dozens of parents attended the conference to witness the historic moment of Landi Subject English.

Li Jing, the founder of Landi Subject English, introduced Landi’s brand development process.

At the conference, Li Jing said Landi always adheres to the “English For All” mission, and it’s committed to making English learning a better experience.

In order to give children the best teaching experience, Landi conducted extensive tests on different types of classes and finally found that small class is more suitable for online English learning.

Prior to founding Landi, Shawn Li worked as a software development engineer in Japan for many years. He’s very experienced in data and product analysis.

VP Melanie introduced Landi’s comprehensive upgrade of its new product. She shared valuable ideas on the classroom role orientation, teaching content arrangement, teaching activities design and so on.

With the characteristic of scenario design, interaction and gamification, Landi is closer to the target of strategy integrating as well as attracting and helping kids through a dynamic platform.

Play hard, study hard!

In 1991, Harvard professor Eric Mazur began designing an instructional strategy for teaching called peer instruction.

Peer Instruction (PI) has been found to be more beneficial than class-wide discussion or lecture.

‘How much do students gain from peer instruction to direct instruction? The gain was 3 times as large. If you permits your students to learn from each other, everybody wins.’

After professor Mazur’s speech, Shawn Li appointed prof. Mazur to Landi Subject English research and development consultant. Welcome to join our Landi family!

Professor Eric, peer learning research fellow Daphne and parent representative made a brainstorming session during the conference to discuss the significance of peer learning in children’s growth.

Landi COO Sophia Lin released exciting operating data with a student renewal rate of over 85%.

Landi is also very strict in teacher recruitment. Out of every 10 online teachers, only 2 are in line with the Landi small class teaching qualifications.

Lucky draw! Shawn Li and prof. Eric gave prizes to lucky audiences. After the conference, guests and parents took pictures with prof. Eric Mazur.

Landi Subject English product upgrade conference ended successfully. Thank you ALL for being a member of the Landi family and we really appreciate your support for Landi, our students, and the teaching profession.

Landi will keep moving forward, improving services and upgrading our products.

Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PZ1_smgvao

Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type was written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Listen to this cute story read by Teacher Reece! 😀

CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type By Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears
Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.
At first he couldn’t believe his ears. Cows that type? Impossible!
Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.
Then, he couldn’t believe his eyes.

Cows: Dear Farmer Brown,
The barn is very cold at night.
We’d like some electric blankets.
Sincerely,
The Cows

It was bad enough the cows had found the old typewriter in the barn, now they wanted electric blankets!
“No way! No electric blankets.”, said Farmer Brown. So the cows went on strike. They left a note on the barn door.

Cows: Sorry. We’re closed. No milk today.
“No milk today!”,cried Farmer Brown. In the background, he heard the cows busy at work.

Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.
The next day, he got another note:

Cows: Dear Farmer Brown,
The hens are cold too.
They’d like electric blankets.
Sincerely,
The Cows

The cows were growing impatient with the farmer. They left a new note on the barn door.

Closed. No milk. No eggs.
“No eggs!”, cried Farmer Brown. In the background he heard them.
Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.

“Cows that type. Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing? How can I run a farm with no milk and no eggs!”
Farmer Brown was furious. Farmer Brown got out his own typewriter.

Dear Cows and Hens:
There will be no electric blankets.
You are cows and hens.
I demand milk and eggs.
Sincerely,
Farmer Brown

Duck was a neutral party, so he brought the ultimatum to the cows.
The cows held an emergency meeting. All the animals gathered around the barn to snoop, but none of them could understand Moo.
All night long, Farmer Brown waited for an answer.
Duck knocked on the door early the next morning. He handed Farmer Brown a note:

Dear Farmer Brown,
We will exchange our typewriter for electric blankets. Leave them outside
the barn door and we will send Duck over with the typewriter.
Sincerely,
The Cows

Farmer Brown decided this was a good deal.
He left the blankets next to the barn door and waited for Duck to come with the typewriter.
The next morning he got a note:
Dear Farmer Brown,
The pond is quite boring. We’d like a diving board.
Sincerely,
The Ducks
Click, clack, quack, Click, clack, quack. Clickety, clack, quack

Meet Teacher Dominique!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ_DUT4viUw

Recently, teacher Dominque won the Landi Highest Achiever Award. She shared her teaching experience with us:

Hi, I’m Dominique, one of the teachers here at Landi Subject English.
I’m so proud to be one of the top-ranking teachers here at Landi. All of the Landi staff and teachers are really dedicated to you and the students and working with them all has been such a lovely experience. I am really lucky that everyday I have the opportunity to teach such wonderful students who work really hard to improve their English and who made every single lesson so much fun. Thank you for leaving all your wonderful comments, carrying on working really well, and I hope I see you very soon in one of my lessons. Also, don’t forget to do your homework.

Landi Subject English is actively seeking dedicated and professional teachers. If you have an out-going personality and a passion for teaching young children please go to: https://teacher.landi.com/recruit/index/logup.html

Meet Teacher Elizabeth Forbes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWtRArfFQfw&pbjreload=10

Teacher Elizabeth is an experienced ESL teacher who’s living in Canada. Check out the video above for teacher Elizabeth’s tips and advice!

Teaching at Landi is great because the class sizes are smaller, so our students receive more individual attention. As well the curriculum and the software is user-friendly, so it makes learning fun.

I’ve been able to help students progress by encouraging them to take more talk time and to help them overcome their fear of making mistakes. I like to take time out to listen to my students because it helps them see that learning languages can mean broadening their horizon and making new friends.

I love teaching because it’s a joy to see people overcome their timdiity and express themselves freely in a new language. Especially I love teaching children because we can help them see that learning is fun and that they’ll learn more through participatory learning.

Meet Teacher Taylor Smith!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyUwXrO9tVI

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.