Blog Archives

Put student language at the heart of your online lessons with the reformulation approach

The Reformulation Lesson

How can you help your student improve their English rapidly, and ensure that your lessons are focussed on their needs, wants and interests? How can you do this, and save planning and resourcing time? Here’s a great approach known as

Posted in Activity, How to, Lesson Tagged with: , , , , , ,

Teaching Unplugged Activities (Part 4)

Wishes

Dreams and Schemes In Part 4 of our series about using activities from the book, Teaching Unplugged, in online English teaching, I’m going to look at activities for encouraging your learner to talk with you about their dreams, hopes and plans. These

Posted in Activity, Lesson Tagged with: , ,

Teaching Unplugged Activities (Part 3)

Sharing and comparing ideas

Sharing and Comparing In Part 3 of our series about using activities from the book, Teaching Unplugged, in online English teaching, I’m going to look at activities for encouraging your learner to talk with you about sharing and comparing ideas. This was

Posted in Activity, Lesson Tagged with: , , , ,

Teaching Unplugged Activities (Part Two)

Talking about Feelings In yesterday’s article, I introduced the ideas behind Teaching Unplugged and described some activities from the book, adapted for use by the online English teacher. If we follow a coursebook, which almost all classroom students and many

Posted in Activity, Lesson Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

Teaching Unplugged Activities for the Online English Teacher (Part One)

In my time teaching in language school classrooms, it’s always been a common sight to see teachers staggering into classrooms armed with piles of photocopied worksheets, laminated cards, DVDs and, increasingly, trays full of iPads – this in classrooms in

Posted in Activity, Lesson Tagged with: , , , , ,

Lesson Warmer: Anagrams

http://youtu.be/TgVNCqF_NWM Here’s a great way to start a lesson, to warm your student up for the lesson ahead. Choose a 9 letter word that your students should be familiar with (e.g. Christmas, vegetable, furniture, xylophone, Wednesday). You can either type

Posted in Activity Tagged with: , ,

Teach English Online

Build a career as a successful independent English teacher online. Learn all the essential strategies in this complete, step-by-step guide.
FIND OUT MORE

A Community for online English teachers

Get the best tips and advice from experienced teachers, learn how to teach your learners more effectively, and find out how to make the most of a job that can give you more time, more mobility and more freedom by teaching anyone from anywhere.

70% off our EBOOK

3D cover
Available now, The Online English Teacher eBook, everything you need to know about teaching English online. Available as a PDF for reading on any device. 70% discount for all visitors to The Online English Teacher.

Buy NOW 70% off

Also available from Amazon for reading on a Kindle device or on the free Kindle app, available for PCs, Macs, tablet computers and smartphones.

Amazon USA Amazon UK
and all other Amazon sites worldwide.

Contact Us