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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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Simon’s Cat: lesson ideas

Just been reading Larry Ferlazzo’s excellent English language teaching blog and one post that jumped out for me was using Simon’s Cat videos in your lessons (actually I found his blog because I was Googling this topic!) Simon’s Cat is

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Using TED videos with your learners

http://tedxesl.com/ Here is another great resource for all of you online English teachers. Andrew Jones has taken some of the best TED videos and produced some excellent materials to go along with them. The materials are free to use and

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British Council Image Bank

  We like the British Council’s Image Bank lessons – simply pictures with lessons based around them. Here’s one about a remote house in Scotland for lower level students. There’s a complete lesson with resources on the British Council site

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Snack facts – recording vocab

Here’s an interesting lesson for teens and young adults about snack foods from the British Council. It aims to develop reading skills and develop new vocabulary. Snack facts – recording vocabulary.

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Tense Timelines

Tense Timeline

  Explaining grammar is something that, if you are anything like us, will make you break out into a cold sweat. But it doesn’t have to be like this. First of all, grammar is best understood by seeing how it

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