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“Teach English Online” course launched on Udemy

I’m pleased to announce the launch of “Teach English Online”, a 3 hour, 15 lecture course (and soon to be expanded!) on the learning platform Udemy. This course will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to quickly

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8 Great Reads for online English teachers

The Practice of English Language Teaching, Jeremy Harmer This is a guide to the task of teaching English and is always recommended to people embarking on teacher certification courses like the CELTA and for all new teachers. People often describe

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10 steps to becoming an online English teacher

Here’s your ultimate cheat sheet to becoming an online English teacher. It’s a step-by-step guide of how to get your first paying student quickly. Of course, it’s only one approach, and other successful online teachers may have their own ways,

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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

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10 things you can do with one student that you can’t do with a class: the magic of one-to-one

The magic of one-to-one

How is one-to-one teaching different to teaching a group of students? Most online teachers teach on a one-to-one basis, and it’s a totally different ballgame to teaching groups of students such as those you’d find in a classroom. In this article

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Niche English: the secret to getting the highest rates of pay, and for finding students the easy way

Niche English

The major concern for prospective online English teachers is usually “how do I find a student?” The thinking goes on the lines of, I’ll get a student, then I’ll work out what to teach them. Finding students this way means

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How much bandwidth do you need to teach online?

How much bandwidth does Skype need?

One concern understandably raised by people considering teaching English online is whether or not their Internet connection is going to be fast enough. You don’t want to go to all the trouble of finding a student and preparing a lesson

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IDroo User Guide: Basic Tools Part 2

Here’s a quick demonstration of IDroo’s sharing, chat and uploading tools. http://youtu.be/KqutwCjOSgA  

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How to use IDroo (Part 1)

IDroo is a great whiteboard for using online with your student. Here’s a quick video outlining its basic tools. Here’s a quick demonstration of IDroo’s drawing and moving tools. http://youtu.be/Sj6FKuS2Zzc

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Why teach English online?

A short animation about the benefits of becoming an online English teacher. http://youtu.be/1VQJEdfzbbg

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Needs Analysis

Needs Analysis

Doing a needs analysis helps you find out about what your student wants to do with English, what their language needs are and what they are interested in. Click on the link below to find an interview template. You can

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Keep the conversation going

In an online lesson, we usually find that we are teaching one to one classes and the student will want to practice speaking skills over everything else. Sometimes it can be very difficult to keep a conversation going. The internet

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Essential Toolkit

What are the essential tools needed by the Online English teacher? Well, always remember that YOU are the main resource! But here’s an infographic that shows you a few things that can help you do an even better job!  

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Why teach online?

English teachers have been supplementing their income by taking on private students for as long as there have been private students. Teachers usually do this because their income from teaching English in a school is so low. When you teach

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