Welcome to our Teaching English Online course. This course will help you transfer your teaching skills from the face-to-face classroom to a digital environment so that you can deliver effective lessons to your learners.
In the first week of the course, we’ll look at the online teaching context, examining who learners might be, why you might want to become an online tutor, and the pros and cons of working for an employer or working for yourself. We’ll also help you to understand what you need to get started with technology, tools and resources, and key skills.
In week 2 of the course, we’ll focus on planning and delivering effective online receptive skills lessons. We’ll give you practical ideas and suggestions for tools, resources and activities that will help learners to develop reading and listening sub-skills.
In week 3 of the course, we’ll focus on planning and delivering productive skills lessons. We’ll give you practical ideas and suggestions for adapting speaking and writing lessons for an online context. We’ll also suggest ways to help learners with pronunciation and recommend some useful resources for developing pronunciation.
In week 4 of the course, we’ll focus on planning and delivering language lessons online with useful tools for setting context and practising using language. You’ll also have some practical ideas and advice on how to set up and run your business. Finally, we’ll consider ways that an online teacher can continue their professional development.