This course covers a wide range of topics related to teaching ESL online, mainly as it pertains to the job hunt process, teacher certification, and interacting with students.
Here are some of the more detailed topics we cover:
Benefits and drawbacks of teaching ESL online, what makes a good online ESL teacher, ESL teaching certification, companies vs. teaching with your own tutoring business, teaching with an actual online public or private school, pay, lesson planning as it relates to deciding who to work for or to work for yourself, record keeping, schedule, what to expect from an application/interview process with a company, interview questions you may be asked and questions you should ask in an interview, training with a company, introduction videos when you work for a company, the equipment you need to teach online, how to share ideas with students in an online environment, tutor manuals if you work for a company, how to effectively for your first class, tips for getting more students and higher ratings, how to engage students online, some online resources for teaching online, online communities of online ESL teachers, and where to find online ESL teaching jobs.
This course is best suited for current ESL teachers who are considering making the move to teaching ESL online. It is also good for those who are looking at starting an online career but who have not quite decided what job they want.
The course is not designed to help you start your own business teaching ESL online, although I do offer some points to consider if that is the route you want to take. Also, I point out some resources to train you on how to do that.
In this lecture, we'll go over some acronyms related to teaching English as a second language and talk about benefits and drawbacks of teaching ESL online. Finally, we'll discuss what makes a good online ESL teacher.
What do you remember from Part II?
You'll learn about the application and interview process if you've decided you want to work for an online ESL tutoring company. You'll be able to make a list of the questions you want to ask during and interview and to successfully prepare answers to the types of questions you may be asked. We'll also talk about demo classes and introduction videos that you may need to do to win a spot on the company's team and to be featured to students on the company's website.
You'll learn how to use some of the many features of Twiddla, an online whiteboard you can use in your classes for free.
You want your students to come back and to give you positive reviews, and you'll learn some great tips for how to do just that in this lecture.
In this lecture, we will talk about how to engage students in an online environment, which can be somewhat different than in a traditional classroom, but it can also be very similar.
I've been teaching English as another language since 2009. I am certified in two states to teach ESOL in public schools, and I have taught general as well as academic English. I have taught children and adults, and I am currently working on a master's degree in applied linguistics with an emphasis in teaching English to speakers of other languages. I own Empower English tutoring, an online and in-person English tutoring company.