Get Started Teaching ESL Online
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Get Started Teaching ESL Online

Tips to launch your career as an online ESL teacher
4.0 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
430 students enrolled
Created by Leyla Norman
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • confidently weigh the pros and cons of teaching ESL online for themselves or for a company.
  • identify resources to help them plan engaging online lessons.
  • confidently buy the equipment needed to teach ESL online.
  • successfully set up an at-home office to teach ESL online.
  • decide if teaching ESL online is the right job for you.
  • prepare for an online ESL teaching job interview.
  • decide whether you need further certifications to teach ESL online or if you are already qualified.
  • successfully teach your first ESL class online.
  • find online ESL teaching jobs and online communities of ESL teachers.
  • engage your online ESL students.
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Requirements
  • You should have a working knowledge of computers and the Internet.
  • You should be a profient user of English.
Description

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.


Who is the target audience?
  • Current traditional classroom English as a second language teachers who want to start teaching online
  • Anyone who might like to starting teaching English as a second language online
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:36:42
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:30

In this introductory lecture, we'll go over the content of the course and get ready to dive into lecture 2. 

Preview 02:30
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Acronyms, Pros and Cons, Makings of a Good Online ESL Teacher
1 Lecture 11:49

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. 

Preview 11:49

What do you remember from Part II?

Part II Quiz
3 questions
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ESL Certification Options
1 Lecture 07:53

In this lecture, we'll discuss ESL certification options. 

Preview 07:53
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Companies vs. Working for Yourself
1 Lecture 10:38

In this lecture, we'll discuss the different aspects for a company and working for yourself.

Preview 10:38
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Application and Interview Process
1 Lecture 15:00

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. 

Preview 15:00
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Equipment
1 Lecture 09:14

After this lecture, you'll be ready to purchase the right equipment for teaching ESL online, if you don't already happen to have it right in your office already!

Preview 09:14

Test your knowledge of the equipment you'll need to teach ESL online!

What Equipment Do You Need?
3 questions
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Sharing Ideas with Students
2 Lectures 08:54

You'll learn how to use some of the many features of Twiddla, an online whiteboard you can use in your classes for free.

Preview 04:27

After this lecture, you'll be able to use a variety of methods and tools to share ideas with your students in an online ESL class.

Preview 04:27
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Preparing for Your First Class
1 Lecture 05:25

You'll be better prepared for your first class after learning some techniques to get ready.

Preview 05:25
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Tips to Get and Keep More Students and to Get Higher Ratings
1 Lecture 06:15

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.

Preview 06:15
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How to Engage Students in an Online Classroom
1 Lecture 05:43

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.

Preview 05:43
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About the Instructor
Leyla Norman
3.6 Average rating
26 Reviews
1,439 Students
2 Courses
ESOL Teacher Trainer

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.