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Teaching Your Adult English Class Online

Teaching Your Adult English Class Online
Published 19 March 2020 Our blog series continues to help English teachers move their classes online in view of many institutions being closed due to the Covid-19 virus. Today’s post is by Carol Rainbow, who offers suggestions for teaching your adult English class online. The virtual learning environment When teaching groups of adults online, planning for learning is slightly different to what you may have prepared for face to face class work. Ideally you need a virtual learning environment (VLE) such as the Cambridge Learning Management System (CLMS). The VLE will offer an opportunity for the tutor to add tasks or activities to be completed by the learners. Most VLEs offer forum opportunities where learners and tutors can have asynchronous discussions, share ideas, post responses to tasks or just socialise. Tip – Remember the language that you are preparing the VLE in is not the learner’s native language, so keep it clear, simple and as straightforward as possible! Using a Course Book

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Teaching Children Online Published 18 March 2020 Are you a primary English teacher who is about to teach online for the first time? Or, are you a primary teacher facing the dual challenge of teaching children online and preparing them for English exams? Or, maybe you already teach English online and are looking for extra ready-to-use ideas to engage and motivate children? How to use Roleplay in ESL - Eslbase.com Learning a language is a complex and long process as anyone who has tried will agree. One of the most difficult and frustrating things is making the transition from the classroom to the ‘real’ world. In the classroom, everyone knows you are a student and mistakes are allowed, and the environment is contained and safe. Speaking another language outside the classroom is completely different and often students are lost at sea as soon as they step outside the door. Lists of memorized vocabulary are suddenly useless when ordering in a restaurant. Role-plays, or simulations are one of the ways ESL instructors can ease students’ transition into using English in real world situations.

Good Enough Is Good Enough Published 19 March 2020 Philip Kerr has a message to all teachers who have made the transition from teaching in the classroom to online: If this is the end of the (teaching) week for you, well done – you’ve made it. I’ll keep this short! You may be busy… Switching classes to online Moving Your Classes Online #1 Published 13 March 2020 To help support all teachers who now have to teach from home due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have created a series of blog posts with expert advice on how to move your classes online. To begin, here’s a message from Eric Baber, Director of Professional Learning and Development, introducing the blog series.

Ideas for adapting group lessons to working on Zoom As has happened in much of Europe, Poland has now closed schools, universities and other places where people might gather in the hope of reducing the spread of coronavirus. Our school had its last normal lessons on Wednesday, with Thursday and Friday dedicated to training our teachers how to use Zoom. We start teaching on Monday 16th, so my total experience with Zoom so far has been in the training process.

Why register? Why register on TeachingEnglish? Registration on this site is totally free and allows you to interact with other users as well as add comments and download certain material. You can: build your own profile in an international online community;access our tools for teachers;join monthly online workshops;watch our teaching tips videos;sign up for a variety of teacher training courses; join in discussions with teachers around the world. How to register? Moving your classes online #2 Published 13 March 2020 This is a follow up post from Ceri Jones who continues to share advice on how teachers can feel prepared with teaching students and moving classes online. Ceri Jones is a teacher, trainer and materials writer based in Spain. Video Conference Platform For Teaching Online Published 16 March 2020 Carol Rainbow is an online tutor for The Consultants-E. She has been a teacher for over 40 years and has been teaching online since 2008. Carol shares advice on using video conference platforms for teaching online. In this blog, she explains how video conference platform Zoom can be used to recreate the classroom environment. When delivering online teaching there are two main forms: synchronous (live) and asynchronous (using e-mail, downloads and a variety of platforms).

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