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Joining an online community of teachers

A video of Lindsay and Marie Therese talking about ways to join an online community of teachers.

You’ve heard Lindsay and Marie Therese suggesting that online communities are a good way for online teachers to connect with each other. They’re now going to suggest ways in which you can join an online community.

Task 1

Watch Lindsay and Marie Therese talking about online communities. Which specific online communities are they referring to with these suggestions?

  1. Follow a few teachers that you know or people who’ve written books.

  2. Create your own group.

  3. Share materials and videos of lessons for peer feedback.

  4. Join a group that exists.

  5. Comment to get involved in the discussion.

  6. Post a question to get a solution to a problem.

Check your answers.

Task 2

Join a new online community. Here are some suggestions:

  • Go to Twitter and follow three teachers you haven’t followed before

  • Go to Facebook and join an online teaching community

  • Find a blog on language teaching and add a comment

  • Choose a social network you like and find an online community of language teachers on there.

Reflect and share

Which online community did you join? Tell us about your experience in the comments. Read other participants’ comments. Do any of them make you want to join another online community?

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