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Teaching English online: opportunities and pitfalls

Sylvia Guinan, online English teacher, website editor and winner of the British Council TeachingEnglish blog award, walks us through the opportunities and pitfalls of teaching online in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. There are many different things to consider when it comes to online teaching. The good news is that online teaching opens up new levels of creativity and opportunity for you as a teacher. In a way, it drives you to surpass yourself and focus more on best practice as well as innovation. As for students, they deserve to be taught with 21st-century technology. Technology basics Many freelance teachers teach through Skype. Resources and content creation As for resources, the following sites have wonderful materials if you don’t feel like re-inventing the wheel. Beyond that, you may wish to supplement your basic course offerings, specialise for specific purposes or simply follow your own instincts and inspiration. Building rapport

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Easily Make Instructional Videos What do you do when you need to learn something new? What if you need to know how to fix something? Or what if you need to learn how to use a new software or service? You probably look for a video. According to a recent TechSmith study, 53% of people reported watching two or more instructional videos per week (up 152% compared to 2013).

Teaching Online – Remote but United Collaborative online tools and tips for teachers who struggle with going online Hello! My name is Tamara Tkachenko and I’m an online English teacher from Ukraine. With regard to my credentials, in addition to an MA in English language teaching I hold a Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) and a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

What to do when schools close for coronavirus The U.N. organization that monitors global education said the number of children missing school globally is unprecedented. The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the education of nearly 300 million students globally.Thirteen countries, including China, Italy and Japan, have shut schools nationwide as of Wednesday (4.03.20.)A handful of schools in the United States have canceled classes over the coronavirus. Source: CNBC. No matter where you live the closure of schools is likely to happen. UNESCO will hold an emergency meeting on March 10 over coronavirus-related school closures. The agency said it is supporting the implementation of large-scale distance-learning programs and platforms to reach students remotely.

□ Schools closed. Ditch Summit OPEN! With schools closed and teachers scrambling for ideas, I've had several requests. "Can you re-open the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit?" Yep. I absolutely can. 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.

□ More tips and ideas for online learning We're struggling to find our new normal these days. Terms that have become everyday vocabulary: social distancing, shelter in place, quarantine. Our old routine is out the window. 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. This is not to say that we are abandoning the PC.