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How to get started as an online teacher of English

Have you thought about teaching English online? Emma Segev gives some practical tips and useful websites for getting started in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. When I first started teaching in 2004, I was sceptical about the effectiveness of online teaching, but since then I have accumulated a lot of experience. I'd like to share with you a few things I've learned along the way. Getting started Contrary to popular opinion, I recommend starting your online teaching career by working for an established company. When choosing an established company, you'll need to find one that has students looking for lessons in your working hours (your time zone). Creating a blog In the last few years, I've created more of my own materials, usually on the back of envelopes, in notebooks, word files and on scraps of paper. Would you like to receive more articles like this? Becoming part of a network of teachers WIX is a free online website builder. Summing up

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How To Make an App With No Programming Experience (Updated Guide) by Chris Ching Today I’m going to show you how to make an app even if you don’t have any coding experience. Introduction Thousands of people have gone through this guide on how to make an app and given me praise for publishing it! You’ll learn the core skills and foundation that you need in order to create any app. I don’t care what your app idea is; I know you’ll need to do the following 5 basic things at the very least: Teaching one to one One to one teaching is made more special by the fact that many teachers have to develop their own strategies, approaches and materials; one to one work is common the world over but discussion, support and resources are not. In this article we will look at what exactly makes these classes so different from teaching groups, identify the advantages and disadvantages of learning and teaching in this way, and review some possible approaches and techniques to help effective learning. Why one to one classes are different Advantages Disadvantages Approaches Conclusion Why one to one classes are different Classroom management It may seem that there is little or no classroom management required in a one to one class, but there are still key decisions to be made about how the classroom is set up, where you and your learner should sit, how you should manage the physical resources etc.

19 Successful Online English Teachers Share Their Tips and Resources for Planning Online Lessons Thanks to everyone who contributed! I receive A LOT of emails from online teachers (and online teachers to be) about planning; namely, what they should include in their lessons and what resources they should use. As there are many areas of English and different teaching methods, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What I do and what I use might not work for you and your learners. However, there are some common practices and amazing resources that you can use in your online lessons.

6 Things to Consider When Using Zoom's Mobile App - Zoom Blog 6 Things to Consider When Using Zoom’s Mobile App Mobile communication has become one of the greatest achievements of the 21st century. As time passes, people are moving further and further away from their stationary workplaces to venture into a realm where they can get work done and business taken care of from a device that is held on the palms of their hands. Richard Smith, Amol Padwad - English teaching in difficult circumstances About the webinar This presentation aims to address the usually neglected needs of teachers working in ‘difficult circumstances’ (i.e. in low-resource classrooms, with large class sizes, in developing country contexts) and to help such teachers realise that they have the potential to take charge of their own development via collaboration with others in similar settings, locally and internationally. Another aim is to show teacher educators how they can support colleagues to take the first steps in this process, despite constraints.

How to Teach English Online and One-on-One Like a Pro – The Busy Teacher Store Tips and tricks you need to translate your ESL class teaching skills into online and one-on-one lessons, for success in these new ESL fields. Two things are changing the educational landscape drastically and quickly Those two things are the integration of the Internet in learning and the desire for one-on-one lessons. Teaching online - tech tools and the tutor's role About the webinar The British Council is committed to supporting the use of technology for the continuation of education in a crisis. As many teachers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation of having to teach their classes online, with little or no experience, the British Council TeachingEnglish website is committed to providing as much support as possible to help you navigate your way through the world of online teaching. This is the third in a series of three webinars, which offers guidance in key areas.

Free with No Registration Required You must have an OLD browser. The old crossword maker doesn't allow all of the new features like cool fonts, adding images, shadows, special colors, and much more coming in the furture like saving, and being playable online. You can upgrade your browser to IE 9+ or better yet, get the Google Chrome browser and enjoy all of those great features. Not convinced? You can go to the old version by clicking choosing it below. 2 reasons crosswords will not generate: Checking Understanding Analysis of the language consists of two sub-stages, often known as highlighting and concept checking. Highlighting is taking the model sentence and showing, telling or eliciting what the problems are in terms of form, function, and phonology. Concept checking is checking the understanding of difficult aspects of the target structure in terms of function and meaning. Concept checking is vital, since learners must fully understand the structure before any intensive practice of form and phonology is carried out.

Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield To celebrate the launch of their new book, Teaching Online, Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield share their 5 favourite activities for teaching English online. We find that EFL teachers are increasingly expected to offer elements of their courses online, but very often are not sure where to start, or how to teach online. That´s why we wrote Teaching Online – to provide teachers with exactly this sort of guidance. How to Launch Your Online Course with a Blog When I was young, I was fiercely (aka stubbornly) independent and I wanted to do everything my own way. Even when the tried and true path was also the path of least resistance I would try to forge another way just so I could say that I’d done it myself. I’ve gotten less stubborn with age, but still, I get you when you say, “Hey, so I see that you want me to launch to an email list, but I don’t really have one of those so I’m not going to do that. What should I do instead?”

6 tips for moving your teaching online - How do you adapt your teaching techniques for the virtual classroom? - Oxford TEFL Have you ever thought of teaching online? Adding this skill to your teaching repertoire can open up a host of opportunities for you, from additional work to starting your own business. You could also vastly improve your chances of finding teaching work online, reaching more potential students and providing the best possible service by taking our Teaching English Online course. If you are thinking of becoming an online teacher check out this article and see what’s involved in adapting yourself and your teaching techniques to online teaching. 1. Working with the webcam

20+ resources for engaging game-based learning Bringing aspects of games into the classroom can be highly motivational and engaging, making content stick. Here are some resources. (Public domain image via Pixabay.com) Connected speech Recently however, there has been a shift of focus towards the other systems operating within phonology, which may be more important in terms of overall intelligibility. What connected speech is How this affects native and non-native speakers Aspects of connected speech Working on weak forms Conclusion What connected speech is "English people speak so fast" is a complaint I often hear from my students, and often from those at an advanced level, where ignorance of the vocabulary used is not the reason for their lack of comprehension. When students see a spoken sentence in its written form, they have no trouble comprehending. Why is this? The reason, it seems, is that speech is a continuous stream of sounds, without clear-cut borderlines between each word.

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