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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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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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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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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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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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