When I sit down in my classroom at the start of each term, I don’t feel the stress about deciding where to start when it comes to lesson planning. I know that all of the resources I need are right at my fingertips. As a Foreign Trainer, we have access to example lesson plans as well as trainer-made materials from other trainers at my center—both current and former. We also have access to activity books filled with games and instructions, which are all available to us on our computers. Lesson planning at Disney English is simple and stress-free! Continue reading “Lesson Planning at Disney English”
When deciding to move abroad for a new career, there are many things to consider. Aside from the desire for adventure, doing something new, and experiencing a new culture; what benefits are offered is a big consideration point.
One of my favorite things about working for Disney English is the family we are able to build as magic makers living abroad. Some of my best friends are trainers that teach in the classrooms beside mine. We work together, we often live together, and we travel together. As Disney English Foreign Trainers, we work hard to build our community, and that work extends beyond our professional relationships and social lives. For me, spending a Wednesday with my friends and Disney VoluntEARs is a day off well spent. Continue reading “VoluntEARing at Summer Camp”
Every day is a different and unique experience as a Foreign Trainer with Disney English. I’ll be walking you through what a typical work week looks like as a member of our team, and what each day entails for Foreign Trainers. From meetings and lesson planning to appreciations and of course teaching, here’s what you can expect as a Disney English Foreign Trainer! Continue reading “A Week as a Foreign Trainer”
As you would expect, working as a team is a key component to success at Disney English. Every cast member is critical in helping each Disney English center achieve its goals.
Disney English has centers in six major cities in mainland China: Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. And within each of these cities, there are several Disney English centers.
Each spring, Disney English centers throughout China celebrate Disney Day!
This is a special day for everyone to come together and experience some of the Disney magic we create every day (for our learners). We all head to Shanghai Disneyland theme park. We pack our water bottles and sunscreen in preparation for a day of making new friends and memories we will never forget! Continue reading “Celebrating Disney Day!”
Getting up every day and going to work can be a real struggle for some people. But as a Disney English Foreign Trainer in China, I do not feel this way. There’s something magical about working for Disney English and seeing the difference you can make inside your classroom. I love living in another country, and, better yet, I love my job! Continue reading “Teaching the Disney English Way”
The special relationship formed between a Disney English Foreign Trainer and a Learning Partner is one of the things that makes working for Disney English a unique experience. A Learning Partner is a Cast Member from China who works alongside our Foreign Trainers. They assist in the classroom, in the center and even outside of work. You work together and rely on each other as a team. Continue reading “What is a Learning Partner?”