Kid Castle Educational Corporation
Kid Castle Educational Corporation has been a leader in English education in Asia for over thirty years. We focus on ESL for young learners around Taiwan and China. We use our own curriculum and the latest tech in our classrooms to create a better learning environment for the students. With an English only environment our students get to learn from a native perspective. Years of experience give us the edge in finding the best ESL teachers from countries all over the world. We are proud of our reputation as one of the leading English education organizations in Asia.
At Kid Castle, we run both bilingual Kindergartens and after-school Training Centers. In total, we have over 700 branches in Taiwan and China and provide textbooks, curriculum and other teaching resources to over 7000 schools. Because of Kid Castle’s great teachers and quality resources, the future looks bright.
About Kid Castle Educational Corporation
Teamwork is the key to our organization; we believe that learning from each other is the best way to grow. We listen to feedback from our teachers, and many of the suggestions receive inspire progress within the company.
At Kid Castle, we firmly believe in creating a happy environment, for students, teachers, and everyone else working in the school. Many of our foreign teachers become good friends with their co-teachers and other colleagues. We have a large and diverse foreign teaching staff who we are extremely proud of with many of those staying beyond their first year. Furthermore, foreign teachers who show exceptional talent and professionalism are recognized and promoted.
The Chinese are friendly and generous by nature. It isn’t uncommon for a Kid Castle staff member to bring a local delicacy into work to share with everyone. During special events, your colleagues will be keen to let you try local specialities, in return we hope our foreign teachers can share their experiences and culture with our students and fellow colleagues.
Q&A with our Foreign Teacher Supervisor, Sophie. How long have you lived in China? 18 months now. How long have you been with Kid Castle? I’ve been at Kid Castle since I arrived in China. What has been your most memorable teaching moment at Kid Castle? My most memorable moment has to be from one of my Parent’s Days. It was with one of my Junior classes. They are incredibly smart and I love to show them off with any opportunity I get. We played one game in particular which the class love and asked me to play so they could show their parents. It involves splitting the class into two teams and balancing a marker on the floor. I would say a sentence, the students have to race to pick up the marker, write the sentence, balance the marker again at the starting point and then race to sit down first. The parent’s were super competitive helping the kids spell and shouting their names “Qiqi, Qiqi, GO GO GO!” They celebrated and groaned with each win or loss. The atmosphere in the room was amazing with the parent’s smiling and the kids getting to showcase how amazing their English was. What has been your most memorable moment in China? Definitely when my family came to visit. My Mum, Dad, Brother, Aunt and Uncle. I was able to show them Shanghai, do the touristy activities and share authentic experiences with them that I’ve learnt from living here. We traveled to Beijing, ate some questionable foods that none of us had a clue what they were. They all had new experiences that they all agreed they would never have had if they didn’t have the excuse of coming to visit me over here. One of the funniest moments was when they met my work colleagues and were greeted with long hugs from people they had never met before but consequently never forget. What advice would you give to people looking to come to China and start their ESL career? This experience is what you make of it. Take chances and try things that are outside of your comfort zone. If you play it safe, you’ll have a good time but it will never be amazing. Talk to random people, try foods that you’ve never tried before and be open-minded to a different culture.Sophie