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Welcome to the ZebraEnglish Teachers Lounge! Our mission is to offer continuing education resources to help you grow as a teacher as well as a place to connect and get to know your fellow teachers. Our positive and friendly site welcomes current and prospective teachers from Zebra English who wish to sharpen their teaching skills, learn from others, and grow as a community. Share what you know so we can learn from each other. Grab your favorite coffee mug, get comfortable and join us in the Zebra English Teachers Lounge! We can’t wait to get to know you!
Welcome to our weekly teacher spotlight! This is a place where we highlight ZE's incredible teachers and get the chance to know a little bit about who they are. Every week we will feature a ZebraEnglish teacher and give them a chance to be celebrated.
Melanie was born and raised in Odessa, Texas. She attended Permian High School and lettered in volleyball, basketball, and track all three years, and was offered scholarships in all three […]Read More...
Christal Avery My name is Christal Avery and I’m born and raised from Washington, D.C. However, I currently reside in Greenville, North Carolina Home of the East Carolina Pirates. I […]Read More...
Riki – Our ZebraEnglish Fireman
ZebraEnglish Lounge is so excited to shine the spotlight on Riki! Riki is a fireman with ZebraEnglish and we’d be lost without her quick responses and her help during and after classes. Thanks for all you do for ZebraEnglish Riki! We appreciate all your hard work and can’t wait to get to know you!Read More...
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Building Relationships in Remote Learning vs. Online Learning
Five years ago, I began to explore career options as a teletherapist and online teacher as a way to add an additional income stream. As a private practice speech therapist, […]Read More
What Coronavirus Taught Me
Hello there…it’s been a while since I typed a blog post. Did you miss me? I’ve been busy answering emails, sending messages, creating Zoom links, and graphics for seminars like […]Read More
Benefits of Using a Secondary Reward System in Class
Although it’s not a magic potion, a secondary reward system can turn around some of the negative aspects of the class.Read More
Coached Applicant = Success
Statistics show that coaching or mentoring matters in every area of life and it is no different with ESL Online Teaching and especially with ZebraEnglish. The applicants who have that one-on-one face-to-face interaction have the best results. We encourage any applicant that comes across this page to scout out a referring teacher that will offer one-on-one face-to-face coaching to you as their referrer. This will help you have greater chances of passing your interviews with ZebraEnglish.
Get some tips on how to coach your applicants to win!
This Facebook group was set up to help the applicant succeed through the application process. We are a team of teachers that will help coach you through the process. We look forward to helping you.
If you are a current teacher with ZebraEnglish needing help or wanted to be paired with a mentor teacher, this group is for you.
Please check out some of our favorite video resources that support our teacher community.
Check out the upcoming seminars!
Let's get together and chat on Zoom!
Check here for official or unofficial meet-ups.
Chinese Ministry of Education
The Chinese Ministry of Education is responsible for drawing up educational strategies, plan for the education curriculum and promote educational development in China.
For holiday information, check out the Chinese Ministry of Education, visit en.moe.gov.cn
Upcoming Holidays for ZebraEnglish
Golden Week - Sept 28 - Oct 11
Chinese New Year - Feb 13-28th
I just signed my contract with ZE today! A HUGE thank you goes to my coach! I don’t think I could have done it without her. I appreciate all her help! My coach answered SO MANY questions and helped guide me through the whole process. I love that she helped me from the very beginning. From the meeting before my first demo to this afternoon, after I had signed my contract, to help me prepare for opening classes. I can’t thank her enough for coaching me through everything and being there, even after I signed my contract. I truly appreciate all she's done to help me through this process! I’m so happy to have her as my hiring coach.
My ZebraEnglish hiring process was phenomenal! She helped me all the way to the end. Guess what...she still continued to help me up to my first class! She has mentored me to branch off on my own. She is very patient, fun, high energy, and passionate. I would definitely recommend her to help you get hired.--
I have been teaching online for some years now. I have worked for 3 different companies teaching English and am in good standing with all of them still today. I have no complaints, as the industry with its ups and downs has been good to me overall. One thing that I immediately noticed differently about Zebra was the mentoring. Yes, I used a code but I never really expected to talk to the mentor. After all, I have used referral codes before and have actually never talked to a mentor! So much to my surprise, my mentor began texting me. Hey, how is it going...Can I help in any way...do you have any questions. She did not bother me or harass me. She just let me know she was available if I needed anything. After I told her things were hectic and I did not have much time, she tailored her information to me. She left me helpful voice messages with my permission. She shared company and demo specific information that helped me. I say this to say that if you are applying with Zebra it is so much easier with the help of a mentor. Don't make the mistake and think this company is the same as all the rest. The mentors at ZE are really there to help. My advice is to use them. Oh, I passed my demo AND am booked. Who would have thunk it?
I’m beyond excited to announce that I passed my demo today and went straight to teacher briefing!!! I want to thank God for this opportunity and for sending my coach to me. All the coaching she gave me was spot on. I practiced so much in the practice room and I’m so glad I did!!! So excited for this journey.
I'm so excited to start teaching with ZE! Thanks so very much, coach! Your support, encouragement, and excellent tips helped me so much! (And your prayers, of course. ) Thank you again for everything! I'm looking forward to being a part of this awesome teaching community and some great students!
"It was such a pleasure having a coach as I started my application with ZebraEnglish. She made me feel completely at ease as I practiced my demo class with her. She was patient and encouraging as she answered all of my questions. With her coaching, I passed on the first try! I was so grateful to have her as a mentor! Thank you! "
I am so glad I had a coach to help me navigate the ZebraEnglish hiring process! Although I am an experienced classroom teacher and also have experience teaching English online, I feel that I would not have passed my ZE demo and been hired without coaching. At first, I was not going to use a coach because it felt awkward asking someone I did not know for help and I felt like I didn't need it anyway! However, I soon changed my mind. My coach made me feel like she really wanted to help me and that I was not a bother. She was available to answer my questions, give me pointers and even had me demo teach a few slides to her so she could give me tips. When I did my Demo 1, I felt prepared and confident. I passed straight to Teacher Briefing and I know that the coaching made the difference! I highly recommend using a coach and following their suggestions. I am so glad I did!