This course will guide you through your journey of understanding how online technologies can enhance your course design. You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of effective online teaching practices and their relationship to the use of different technologies. You will also be encouraged to progressively design and reflect upon your own online learning activity, assessment or resource for use in your own class if you choose to undertake the course assignments.

This course will examine interactions of language with geographic location, social status, age, ethnicity, gender, and school. Other components will be use of language in multilingual speech communities, displacement of one language by another, reasons for language changes, attitudes towards languages, and social aspects of language. This course assesses advanced critical thinking skills through scholarly reading and written analysis.


Earn a bachelor’s degree, such as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (or a similar degree, such as English Composition or Creative Writing), or major in Education with a specialization in English. In addition to taking courses related to literature and writing, aspiring English teachers also study adolescent psychology and techniques in managing a high school classroom.
Although there will often be a curriculum or a theme in place, there is still a lot of room for creativity. Students, especially children learn quickly when immersed in a language and they benefit from fun and informal activities such as songs, movement games and creative exercises . Hence your daily work will never get boring! These are some of the tasks and responsibilities you can expect when you work and teach English abroad:

You will still need to master several bits of technology, and for those of us who are completely challenged in this area, most of this is somewhat intimidating. One thing I didn't care for at all was the hard sell for his online classes that will teach you all you must know to be successful in your endeavors, and it came at the end of every single section. Too IM-my for me although he knows what he's talking about, I think.
The 8-week Teaching and Learning Strategies for Higher Education online short course is delivered by Harvard’s Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, in association with HarvardX. Students in this course will engage deeply with the most relevant research on effective teaching methods in the higher education context, while refining their own practices, portfolio, and teaching philosophy.
Prospective English teachers must possess a solid understanding of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure. They should be able to assess and evaluate student progress effectively. In addition, English teachers should be able to use various instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students. Prospective English teachers should have excellent communication skills so they can engage their class effectively and communicate well with parents, colleagues, and school administrators.
The level of experience required for online jobs varies based on the type of job. Most sales reps do not require a college degree, but some companies that sell specialized equipment ask that applicants have a degree in a specific field. Many online writers and editors have a high school diploma or its equivalent, but some companies require that writers have a degree in journalism, communications or a similar field.
Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans, Britons, Canadians, New Zealanders, and Australians, in addition to thousands of fluent non-native speakers, can be found teaching English abroad in nearly every major city across the globe. A native English speaker with a four-year degree and a TEFL/TESOL Certification from International TEFL Academy can find opportunities in as many as 100 countries around the world from Asia, Europe and the Middle East to South and Central America, even Africa (though opportunities are more limited). 

Though we have thousands of students in China eager to learn from native speakers abroad, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of hours or a particular schedule. Your likelihood of getting bookings is based on the availability you submit and the rapport you develop with students, which is important in generating and then keeping repeat bookings. Though parents may book lessons in advance for several months with one teacher, they may choose to change teachers based on their children’s learning needs and/or chemistry with their teachers.
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It could be advantageous if you are currently studying to become a teacher. Volunteering as a teacher will be an invaluable experience you can mention on your CV or if validated by your school, can even count as an internship. The school and its students, in turn, benefit a lot from a trained teacher. The main thing, however, is bringing the right spirit and motivation towards the students. Connecting with the children and helping them become more familiar with the English language is your main goals as a volunteer.
To become an online teacher, you need at least a bachelor’s degree in education, or the subject you wish to teach. For example, chemistry teachers should have a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Many teachers pursue a master's degree or doctorate which makes them eligible for administrative positions. Online teachers who work with public school programs also need a teaching license or certificate, which may entail more coursework and the passing of a certification exam. State requirements vary, so research the qualifications where you live. Private schools and educational organizations may not need a teaching license, but having one may increase your chances in the job market. Some online teachers first gain experience in the classroom or by tutoring students to develop teaching techniques before seeking online teaching positions.
Instead of meeting at the kitchen table your child and the tutor meet in a custom online learning environment. This innovative tool enables them to talk through strategies and complete practice problems, just as they would on a workbook at your kitchen table. Online chemistry tutoring replicates the in-person tutoring dynamic, and it’s remarkably effective.
Postsecondary teachers have more flexibility over the format of their instructional methods than their K-12 counterparts. They also have greater control over their schedules, with many postsecondary instructors teaching part time, as well as full time. They have fewer classroom management and procedural responsibilities than grade-school teachers but are expected to devote significant time to preparing lectures and instructions for assignments, in addition to evaluating and providing individual guidance to students when necessary.

Do not expect your students to be English majors. Understand that they don't all share the love of reading and writing and all things literary. If you understand that; if you meet them where THEY are (not where you expect or want them to be); if you are flexible with your time and your resources; and if the curriculum is not always the stuff the kids NEED to know, you'll be just fine. Also, keep granola bars in your desk drawer for the kids who didn't get breakfast (or for when you forget your lunch on the kitchen counter), let students stand up and move around a lot - literature is really, really boring for some (I know, weird, right?), and even honors students can try your patience daily.

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