5 skills for teaching online and 1 skill to make you stand out

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Many schools have been forced to move to teaching online with little or no preparation for students and teachers have been, in many cases, left to cope with developing online teaching skills with little or no training. If you Google ‘disruption’ you’ll see two definitions: The first is “disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, […]

Teacher wellbeing: What is it and why should we care?

Students are fairly integral to running a school, wouldn’t you agree? As English language teachers we have little control over the numbers of students coming into the school or how they’re organised into our classes. We can pray that they’ll have just the right combination of diligence, enthusiasm and humour. We can hope that they’ll […]

Top 10 Online Resources For Face-to-Face EFL Classes

Top 10 Online Resources For Face-to-Face Classes

Trying to reduce your environmental impact by photocopying less? Worried about passing around materials or playing physical games in the age of social distancing? In this post, we’ll explore some great resources that will help you plan creative, engaging lessons that teach your students what they need to know.

Pronunciation: 3 practices to question and 3 practices to explore

Adrian Underhill

See what’s going on, try something different, learn from it. That’s my teacher development mantra. It applies to everything, everywhere! Let’s start with the first bit: To follow our road to becoming the best teachers we can be, we need to question our beliefs and hidden assumptions. especially assumptions we have taken on board without […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Organised for the 100% Online CELTA course

Online CELTA course

English teachers and other professionals who want to start teaching English usually want to have an accredited international TEFL qualification. And the new 4-week intensive or 14-week part-time 100% online CELTA offered by Oxford TEFL is a great opportunity for you to get one of the most renowned teaching qualifications in the world. After all, […]

9 Free Alternatives to Zoom for Getting your Classroom Online

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The present crisis has brought rapid and dramatic changes to the world of work, and the world of teaching English online has been no exception. Teachers have suddenly been forced, by circumstances, to adapt their skills to working online in live virtual classrooms with little or no preparation or training. Most schools and teachers have […]

Developing Course Content for Teaching Online

Teaching English online

The teaching environment and needs of our students have changed rapidly over the last couple of weeks due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. For many, teaching English online is the only viable way to continue helping your students whilst staying safe. This rapid transition means that some teachers are not as well prepared as […]

Teaching online: what hardware and software do you need?

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The resources you need for teaching online are like anything else in teaching: it all depends on what your students ask for! If you sign up with an agency that recruits online teachers – whether for business English classes or groups of young learners – your customer will give you an idea of what videoconferencing […]

My Top Ten Pronunciation Tips: Physicality and Integration – by Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill

Adrian is series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and an adviser in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary. He has been a teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until […]

Pronunciation Q and A with Melody Philip

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Melody Philip is one of our Trinity DipTESOL graduates and is now a teacher trainer and materials writer. We recently held a packed out session on pronunciation, as part of our highly successful ongoing free Friday morning Teacher Development Workshops held at Oxford TEFL in Barcelona. During this workshop, attendees looked at a variety of ways to […]