Will face-to-face teaching be replaced by online teaching?
This may happen one day, and sooner than we think. Today, there are millions of learners worldwide who have opted for this mode of learning because of its convenience and immediacy. Teachers who work online are becoming more and more common and much of our training and development has now started being offered online as well!!!
These lines, written in 2016, could not have predicted the changes that left so many teachers gasping for air when they suddenly had to transition from offline to remote teaching!! Since then, more and more teachers who are now mostly engaged in teaching online are looking for short and practical ways to organise, manage and enhance their teaching with new tools and applications. The world wide web has thousands upon thousands of affordances for the knowledgeable teacher to help them avoid the ‘talking head’ syndrome of teaching as a lecture exercise.
But let’s have a look at our course content.
Areas covered on this course
Teaching online involves a skillset which teachers need over and above their knowledge of language, analysis, skills development and pedagogical principles governing teaching a foreign language.This course will prepare you to be a more skilled teacher-practitioner and will help you acquire confidence and criteria for choosing and using the best applications and tools for your teaching.
- Creating a positive atmosphere online – icebreakers and lead ins
- Analysing learner needs and tools for collecting information for learners
- Learning about different synchronous platforms – Zoom, Adobe, and more
- Tools for teaching and supporting Grammar and Vocabulary Lessons
- Teaching listening and speaking online
- Teaching Reading and Writing
- Presenting your materials in online classrooms
- Sharing materials with learners during classes
- Different asynchronous platforms for supporting live classes
- Homework and tools for homework of different types
The course is an evolving one, much as the way we teach evolves all the time, and will respond to the changing needs of participants and new tools and affordances appearing online.
Assessment & Certification
Trainees are assessed through a Practical Teaching Assignment. This involves writing a lesson plan for an online class or a a set of materials for online delivery. Trainees who attend the course fully and complete their assignment receive a Certificate of Attainment.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application form.
Tuition for the course is €100 euros – including assessment, certification and all materials for the course. For more information please email email@example.com
CELT Athens Cambridge CELTA or DELTA Candidates attend free of charge and is an excellent way to prepare them for teaching and being assessed teaching online during a fully online course.
Here are some reflections of our own candidates written at the end of their course
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