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July 10, 2013

China | ELT People

Foreign teacher's different approach gets results

English-Teaching-in-ChinaA Chinese news website reports on an Oxford University graduate who is achieving great success as a high school teacher in the city of Foshan with his "different approach".

XINHUANET: Under China's college entrance exam system that is widely believed destiny-shaping, English teacher and form tutor Neil Porteous has amazed others with the excellent scores his students achieved in the test in June.

All 45 students in his class in Shimen High School in the city of Foshan, south China's Guangdong Province, passed with good enough results to access the country's key universities.

Six of them ranked among the top 100 in the province, where 727,000 students took the exam, also known as gaokao.

The 31-year-old Brit said the students were smart, while his pupils and colleagues said his teaching and tutoring methods were the reason for the success.

Read the full article from Xinhuanet.

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