Teach English Online: find students and start teaching now
- 6 hours on-demand video
- 4 articles
- 17 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Build your own online English teaching business
Find English language students all over the world using a variety of different strategies
Design TEFL lessons that meet the needs and interests of your students
- Master how to teach the core language skills of writing, speaking, listening and reading
- Discover the best tools, resources and activities for teaching English online
- Identify your own particular English teaching niche
- The course assumes a basic knowledge of computers and the Internet, but it is designed for non technical people
- No teaching experience is required
- You should be a native speaker of English or a non-native speaker of English at an advanced level
Start teaching English online and earn a lucrative source of income as a freelance teacher!
Do you want to teach English online, but don’t know how to start?
Do you want to know how to find students and what to teach them?
This complete course is the best way to find out and start teaching online straight away.
By the end of this course you will have the knowledge and confidence to go out and find highly motivated, high-paying students who want to improve their English language skills. You will also know how to create great lessons that help students learn and make them want to come back for more.
What do students say?
"This is really high value content ... you basically learn everything you need to set up and start your online career. The production values are great too; good sound and nice visuals." Dr David Murphy
"Course contained what I needed to know. Lots of good tips and the important basics of being an online English teacher." Simon Zammit
"I am an ESL teacher with a MA in TESOL .... this was a useful course in helping me to think about making the transition to online teaching, how to identify my own niche, and develop my own courses for students. Great course!" Suzanne Davis
"The course is full of great practical tips on how to get set up, how to get students and what to teach them ... Overall, I fully recommend this fantastic course. It is essential for anyone who really wants to get ahead with teaching English online." Stephen Howard
"I highly recommend this course. Thank you so much for your effort to share your experience and knowledge about online teaching. Now, I can start to help my students even more." Catherine Voacolo
Who's it for?
The course is suitable for both experienced teachers and for people who have never taught before. This course includes hours of video presentations and screencasts as well as downloadable cheat sheets and worksheets to use with your students. It also includes a showcase of the best websites and online materials for use in your lessons.
What makes me qualified to teach you?
I've been teaching for 20 years and have taught English online since 2008. I've also taught English at the British Council. I am a fully qualified teacher with a CELTA (Pass A) and a Masters degree in education. I teach students from all over the world and I currently specialise in helping students prepare for the IELTS test.
My Promise to You
I'm a full-time online English teacher. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message.
This course will cover everything you need to know to start teaching English online, including:
How to find students using social media, online marketplaces and more
How to decide what to teach
How to find out what your students really need and want
How to carve out a premium rate niche English course that will attract high rates of pay
What rates to charge and how to get paid
The essential tools you'll need to teach online
Links to high quality materials and resources online
How to do offer courses in exam preparation, such as IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC
How to teach the core language skills of writing, speaking, listening and reading
and much more!
BONUS 1: Free eBook. As a bonus, you'll be able to download an eBook, The Online English Teacher written by myself and Mat Sutherley, a senior teacher at the British Council.
BONUS 2: Course Facebook Group. There is also a Facebook Group for particpants on this course. This will allow you to to communicate with other people on the course, share ideas and get some inspiration from others. Join the course to get free access to this group.
This course - the result of years of personal experience teaching English, both online and as a teacher at the British Council, together with the latest research into English language learning - will give you all of the skills, knowledge and confidence you need as an online English teacher.
So go ahead and click on the enrol button. You'll soon be teaching English online and working as your own boss. I'll see you in Lesson 1!
- You want to earn an income teaching online
- You might be an experienced English teacher, but you want to know how to adapt your skills to the online world
- You might be new to teaching, and you want to know the essential tools and knowledge to teach like a pro
- You might have done some online teaching, but you want to improve
You will learn about the toolkit that is essential to teaching English online successfully, including the hardware and software, and most of all, the importance of you.
IDroo is one of my favourite online whiteboards. In this video I will show you how to use all the basic tools on IDroo.
NOTE: since making this video, IDroo has reduced the tools available on a free account, so some of the tools I show can no longer be used on a free account. However, I've left the video up as an example of how online whiteboards in general can be used.
In this lecture I'll help you decide what kinds of lessons you could teach, why you should do this before you even start looking for students, and the core idea of value in your lessons.
You'll learn why teaching to a specific niche of students is the most lucrative and easiest way forward, an area I call Niche English. I'll lead you through the process of thinking about what niche you could teach and the kinds of lessons you can offer, lessons that meet the needs of a particular part of the massive English language market. Do you want to teach doctors and nurses, to prepare students for exams, to teach business English...or even Star Wars fans? This lecture explains how you can do it.
Online English teachers can work from the comfort of their own home, but it's also something you can do on your travels. I'll explain how you can do both, and take you through the concept of location independence and explain how you can live cheaply while taking on the highest paying students in the world.
This lecture gives an overview of the second half of the course, which focuses on helping you teach the different language skills of English. It also gives a quick overview of how languages are actually learned, and how this impacts on your role as a teacher.
In this lecture you'll learn some essential tips and techniques to help you develop your students' listening skills. I'll take you step-by-step through a typical listening activity and tell you what to do if your student still doesn't understand. In the downloadable resources section, there's a list of great websites where you can find high quality listening materials.
Text sorting activities are simple but effective ways of helping your student improve their reading skills. In this screencast, I show you a text sorting activity, set up using an online whiteboard, IDroo.
To see how to create this activity, watch my IDroo user guide videos in the section entitled "The Essential Toolkit"
Paragraph sorting activities are very effective ways of helping your student improve their reading skills. In this screencast, I show you how to create and use a paragraph sorting activity, using text from a coursebook PDF together with the online whiteboard, IDroo.