Why I Will Quit Teaching English Online

The first step I took when thinking about moving my career to online teaching was to research possible employers. I was in the process of moving so it made sense to find a job with the possibility of working remotely. I wanted an online teaching job that would lead to an online career, not a…

Make Learning Fun: Using TED Videos

My students like it when I mix it up in the classroom. One of the ways that I do that is by bringing authentic materials and videos into the classroom. I have a list of TED videos that I love sharing with my students. This is one of them. Here are some of the results…

English Lesson about the Environment

Hello again! This is what we have been up to in the classroom. Yes, it’s a hot topic- plastics! Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com Here is the skinny on what you need to create this lesson. 1. You will need the Breaking News English article: Balloons Deadliest Plastic for Seabirds 2. You will need…

5 Things Nobody Will Tell You About Teaching Language Online

There are different types of online teaching scenarios, for example, you can tutor, you can teach a group of students, or you can teach a one-on-one class. After ten years of teaching and tutoring in person and in the physical classroom, I am now in my seventh month of teaching English online. It has been…

TESOL Idea for the Classroom

Recently in the classroom, we have been studying English while we have been exploring different cultures. Last week in class, we watched a short documentary on the Mosuo people of China. The video is approximately 25 minutes long. Here is a link to the video by Vice, “Inside China’s Last Matriarchy.”   This week our…

Rose

Poetry is one way of expressing beauty. Why not use it in the classroom? This poem was written by my student last night.

Using Blogs in The ELT Classroom

It is very rewarding as a teacher to see your students create a piece of writing that they are proud of. It was exciting for all of us to post some of their writings here online. Here is a place that they can come back to. They can share it with their friends, their families,…

5 Benefits of Teaching ELT Online

You can claim your time back. The last school that I worked for (much love YC!), I spent roughly eight hours a week commuting (and buying petrol) because I was teaching at two locations. Per month it added to roughly 32 hours. Now that I am teaching online, I am trying to be more aware…

6 Free Websites For Learning English

There are a plethora (a lot) of free English resources and websites available to you. I have listed 6 of my students’ favorites. Do you have a favorite language learning website? learnenglishfeelgood.com This website has online exercises for: grammar, vocabulary, travel English, and listening. It is better than learn English feel bad! ello.org Learning with…