When language schools were forced to suspend in-person classes earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic many switched immediately to online delivery in order to continue teaching currently enrolled students.
Students and agents now face a myriad of online learning programs, many of them with questionable pricing and quality. Should online language learning courses be just a simple Zoom or Skype teaching, or should they be developed into true E-learning systems taught by trained teachers? Would it be better for schools to adjust their online learning pricing according to the current quality of teaching and programs offered, and move forward in stages? READ MORE
Is it time for a new online direction in your teaching career?
Teaching English online is becoming more popular all over the world, giving learners and teachers flexibility in where and how they develop English language skills.
Join free FutureLearn course to find out about the skills, knowledge, digital tools and resources you need to design and deliver effective online English lessons. Gain insights from online teachers, trainers and learners and share ideas with other course participants.
This course will help you better understand how to adapt your face-to-face teaching skills to an online environment.
What topics will you cover?
The context of English Language Teaching online
Contexts: learners and learning
Strategies for developing rapport and engagement
Dealing with classroom management in an online classroom
Key skills needed to be an effective online teacher
Tips for finding learners and channels to deliver online learning
How to plan and deliver online skills lessons
Developing reading skills
Developing writing skills and dealing with errors online
Developing speaking skills
Developing listening skills
How to plan and deliver online language lessons
Clarifying and practising language
Dealing with pronunciation
How to continue your professional development as an online teacher
Getting feedback on your teaching
Evaluating and reflecting on your teaching
Joining online communities of teachers
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
Demonstrate the key skills and knowledge needed as an online English teacher
Plan and deliver lessons to develop receptive and productive skills
Understand how to develop language skills
Reflect and improve on professional practice
Who is the course for?
Experienced or recently qualified teachers who would like to transfer their teaching to a live online context.
Who developed the course?
Cambridge Assessment English
Cambridge Assessment English is part of the University of Cambridge who helps millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world.
FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has ten million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives.