Teaching English Online

  • Course provided by Future Learn
  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
  • Price: Free
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Course Description

Become an expert online English teacher

Is it time for a new online direction in your teaching career? Join our 4-week course to learn how to adapt your face-to-face teaching skills to an online environment.

Teaching English online is now becoming increasingly important all over the world, giving learners and teachers flexibility to work and learn wherever they want in the world.

Learn all about online teaching

When you start the course, you’ll learn how to prepare for teaching online. You’ll discover the kind of equipment you need, research and choose an online platform and learn how to create materials and activities for English lessons.

Developing a rapport with your students is essential, so you’ll also receive some tips on how to do this as a new online teacher.

Helping to develop listening and reading skills

Next, you’ll focus on how to help learners develop listening and reading skills online. You’ll go over the differences between listening and reading in English online compared to in-person teaching.

Start planning your English lessons with our lesson outline advice and learn about different activities and resources you can use online.

Teaching English speaking, pronunciation and writing skills

You’ll be moving on to English speaking and pronunciation this week. Discover how to teach English speaking in both one to one lessons and online groups.

Learn how to diagnose pronunciation issues and try some useful tools for teaching correct English pronunciation. Then we’ll move on to thinking about online writing lessons and how to provide feedback.

Sealing your future as an online teacher

You’ll finish the course by learning how to get a new online teaching business up and running. You’ll also discover how to continue your professional development as an online teacher.

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

  • Setting context
  • 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

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for experienced or recently qualified English language teachers who would like to transfer their teaching skills to a live online context.

Who developed the course?

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge Assessment English is part of the University of Cambridge. We help millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world.