Tips for Teaching English Online
Tips for Teaching English Online


What to teach
  • Adult English Language Training 
There are basic 4 proficiency levels for adult English language training programs ranging from Starter (absolute beginner) to Advanced level.

 

  • K-12 English Language Training  
For kids aged from Kindergarten to Grade 12, we offer Language Arts and Integrated Science online courses. 

Tips for Teaching English Online

In recent years, teaching online has become a popular phenomenon. Communicating via screen, which was once considered a futuristic dream, is now a norm in day to day communication. With the rise of online video calls, online teaching has taken off. Online English classes found a natural and prominent place is the online teaching world. Online English classes are the perfect solution to connect English language learners with native English speakers in a simple, easy, and reliable way. However, not all online English teachers are equal. To be the best online teacher possible and to provide your students with excellent online classes, follow these tips:

1. CHECK YOUR EQUIPMENT BEFORE CLASS BEGINS

Technology is what allows for great learning opportunities like teaching online. However, technological problems can often cause frustration for both teachers and students. Make it a practice to log into your teaching platform 10 minutes before your class begins. Check to make sure your camera and microphone are working and that your lesson is loaded. By logging in10 minutes before class, you’ll have time to fix any technological problems before your class begins. This will ensure that none of your precious class time is wasted.

2. GET TO KNOW YOUR STUDENTS

An online classroom is different than a physical classroom, so it’s extra important to make a personal connection. Make your first class memorable by taking time to introduce yourself to your students and allowing you students to introduce themselves to you! Learn why your students want to improve their English skills, ask your students about their home countries, and try to find things you and your students have in common. Make sure your students know that you’re more than just a face on a screen. You’re a dedicated teacher who cares about them and wants to help them achieve their goals!

3. USE PROPS

Props make online lessons more engaging for students. It’s a way to make the virtual classroom feel more personal. Using props doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on food, grab some different food items from your kitchen to use as props during your lesson. 

4. SMILE

Having a good attitude is key to having a good lesson. Your students should know you’re happy to be meeting with them and that they are a joy to teach. Coming to your class with a good attitude is contagious. If you’re happy to see your students every class, they will also be happy to see you!

5. USE TPR (Totally Physical Response)

TPR is over-exaggerated body language. It’s useful in any classroom, but it’s necessary in online classrooms. Here’s an example of standard TPR: if you want your student to respond to a question, cup your hand over your ear and lean towards to screen. This will give your student the physical cue that they need to understand your instruction. Learning a new language can be challenging and using TPR will help your students better understand you!

Tips for Teaching English Online