Welcome the Academic Snake!

Chinese New Year2013 is the Chinese Year of the Snake. This smooth and wily creature will traditionally bring leaps and bounds in academic pursuits – great news for EFL students. People born in the Chinese Year of the Snake are naturally intelligent, cautious and witty.

Their propensity to seek out and understand information means Snake people are well suited to careers in education, research and academia. The influence of the Snake means that 2013 is set to be a year full of steady progress and educational achievement for everyone in the world of EFL!


For EFL teachers, check out our lesson plan for EFL comprehension exercises using the Chinese New Year as a theme.

These kind of seasonal activities are great for EFL lessons as they keep the content relevant and help students learn about a different culture, making the text interesting not only for English language practice but also as an article about Chinese tradition.


The Year of the Snake means that 2013 should be especially prosperous and successful for EFL students and teachers! Ssssssssuper!

Year of the Snake

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