LATEST: Course Last Updated 21st September 2017
Learn how to use technology in the English ESL classroom. Using technology, you can ensure that your students are more engaged and learn more, give you the ability to be less stressed and more focused on your job - all whilst having to spend less time to prepare before and during the lesson.
About this course:
This course teaches you different ways how technology can be used in the ESL classroom from the point of view of both the teacher and the student. It covers several topics, such as:
The course is presented in easy to understand terminology and allows ESL teachers worldwide, no matter what their technological expertise is, to make use of technology to take their ESL teaching to new heights.
To watch the course videos, you will need roughly around two hours. However, students are encouraged to take an active role throughout the course, by taking down notes and implementing the information that they learn in their own teaching.
If you believe that you are ready to take your English teaching to the next level, then this is the course for you. The information covered in this course will ensure that you are able to give better lessons using technology and have the confidence to face any challenges that might come up as you are learning how to use the technology in your teaching.
In this introductory lecture, the lecturer goes over why you need to grab your students' interest and how this can be achieved by using technology. Once you have your students' attention, then it is important to hold it and this is also covered in this lecture.
It is a well-known fact that teachers worldwide have different levels of skills when it comes to technology. However, there is some technology which all teachers should be able to use comfortably. These pieces of technology are discussed in this lecture.
There are a number of software programs which will make the ESL teacher's life so much easier and productive. If you aren't using the software mentioned in this lecture, be prepared to have a positive change in your life once you implement the information found in this lecture.
One of the main reasons why teachers should use technology in the classroom is to increase their productivity when it comes to teaching students. This can be accomplished by successfully making use of the tools mentioned in this lecture. Don't skip out on this one!
Technology is not only for the ESL teacher - ESL students worldwide are also beginning to realize that there is a huge benefit to being able to use technology when it comes to learning. This is made even easier using the applications mentioned in this lecture - applications which can easily be accessed for free or for a small fee. Your ESL students will thank you after you introduce them to the apps mentioned in this lecture.
A continuation of the previous lecture, this lecture goes over 7 great activities that make use of cellphones in the class - ensure that your students are getting the most out of their phones - so you don't have to constantly worry about your students wasting time on their favourite social network.
Most ESL teachers hate it when students use their phones in class as this usually means that are distracted. However, it doesn't have to be this way. There are multiple positive ways to make use of phones in the classroom - and this lecture goes over these methods.
More and more ESL teachers around the world are using technology to manage their classroom using their fingers and a tablet (such as an iPad), and now, you can too! This lecture goes over the basic applications that you need to manage your ESL classroom using just your fingers.
There are 10 things that every ESL teacher would like to have in his/her ESL classroom. These are discussed in this lecture - imagine a classroom which has all of these incorporated in it. How awesome would that be?
Social networks do not necessarily have to be bad - you can ensure that students use them in a good way. For most teachers, this is definitely something which they haven't previously considered, and this lecture will be an eye opener in this regards.
In this day and age, young students believe that being on their phone is part of their normal, everyday routine and this is the case even when they are in class. However, there are ways how you can ensure that these young learners pay attention in class and get off their favourite social networks - and this is what you will learn in this lecture.
Listening exercises can sometimes be boring for students in the ESL classroom - however, it doesn't have to be this way. This lecture discusses a number of ways how you can make listening exercises more fun and how your students will benefit from this.
When it comes to learning, videos can be an excellent tool - if used right. Come up with listening lessons which your students will enjoy, without having to stress and reinvent the wheel using the information found in this lecture.
If used right, the internet can be a fantastic tool inside the ESL classroom. Learn how to use the internet to its full capacity with the information in this lecture.
When it comes to teaching students how to write emails, most ESL teachers have no idea how to go about this process. They think that teaching students how to write a proper email is not important as students should know how to do this. However, this is not the case. In this lecture, ESL teachers are taught the 9 best tips that they must give to students if they are to be able to write professional business emails, each and every time.
For the ESL teachers out there who are afraid of technology, this lecture might seem unnecessary. However, there are major benefits when it comes to having a class website, and this lecture covers these benefits. It also let you know how you can create a class website easily and for free. Your students will thank you for it.
Thank you for going through this course!
Kevin Farrugia has been an EFL English Teacher for the last 5 years. He takes great pride in providing students with the latest and best teaching method to ensure that their English level increases drastically during their English courses.
During this time, he has taught a number of different levels of English students and he considers this to be an asset since this enable him to cater for the different learning needs of the students at different levels.
When he's not teaching, Kevin enjoys taking part in a number of different sports such as playing football and cycling. He believes that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind and it is this union that helps one to function at his or her peak.