Free online English teaching course developed by Cambridge Assessment English

We are all currently facing times of uncertainty. We all continue to look ahead with optimism, while knowing the need for flexibility if things should change. We also realize that the desire for many to keep improving, even during difficult periods, is a constant.

How about gaining new teaching skills or improving your existing online English teaching?

Teaching English online is becoming more popular all over the world, giving learners and teachers flexibility in where and how they develop English language skills. The Verbalists Language Network, owned by the PRODIREKT group, recommends the FutureLearn online English teaching course, developed by Cambridge Assessment English.

This free course will help you find out about the skills, knowledge, digital tools and resources you need to design and deliver effective online English lessons. Gain insights from online teachers, trainers and learners and share ideas with other course participants. After completing the course, you will better understand how to adapt your face-to-face teaching skills to an online environment.

What topics will you cover?

The context of English Language Teaching online

  • Contexts: learners and learning
  • Strategies for developing rapport and engagement
  • Dealing with classroom management in an online classroom
  • Key skills needed to be an effective online teacher
  • Tips for finding learners and channels to deliver online learning

How to plan and deliver online skills lessons

  • Developing reading skills
  • Developing writing skills and dealing with errors online
  • Developing speaking skills
  • Developing listening skills

How to plan and deliver online language lessons

  • Setting context
  • Clarifying and practicing language
  • Dealing with pronunciation

How to continue your professional development as an online teacher

  • Getting feedback on your teaching
  • Evaluating and reflecting on your teaching
  • Joining online communities of teachers

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Demonstrate the key skills and knowledge needed as an online English teacher
  • Plan and deliver lessons to develop receptive and productive skills
  • Understand how to develop language skills
  • Reflect and improve on professional practice

Who is the course for?

Experienced or recently qualified teachers who would like to transfer their teaching to a live online context.

Who developed the course?

Cambridge Assessment English

Cambridge Assessment English is part of the University of Cambridge who helps millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world.

Join here this FREE course

…and learn how to transfer your teaching skills to an online context and start teaching English online.

About FutureLearn

FutureLearn is a leading social learning platform formed in December 2012 by The Open University and is now jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group. FutureLearn has ten million people signed up worldwide. FutureLearn uses design, technology and partnerships to create enjoyable, credible and flexible online courses as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees that improve working lives.

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