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What does it mean to teach English online?

A description of what it means to teach online including who learners might be and why teachers may choose to teach this way.

Let’s begin by talking about what we mean by online teaching. Who do you teach? Who do you work for? In this video, some of our teachers tell us about their teaching contexts.


Watch the video and make notes in your notebook about the type of teaching each of our teachers describes. Who do they teach? What do they teach? Where are their learners? Who do the teachers work for?

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Reflect and share

Think about who your students might be. Who are you interested in teaching? Will you teach younger learners, or adults? Will you teach learners in your own country? Or learners from around the world? Would you prefer to work for a company or for yourself? Share your ideas in the comments.

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