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End-of-course video and further reading

End-of-course video and links to further reading.

We’ve reached the end of the course and, in this video, Lindsay and Marie Therese look back at some of the things we talked about this week and in previous weeks. The video will appear here on Friday 27th November 2020.

Useful lesson materials

Below are links to good quality lesson materials.

Peachey Publications (Nik Peachey)

Film English (Kieran Donaghy)

Lessonstream (Jamie Keddie)

Cambridge Assessment English kahoots

Further viewing

Here are some videos of webinars you might find useful:

Getting started with teaching English online

Using Cambridge English kahoots in online teaching and learning

Assessment for online learning

Teaching English online to young learners.

We also have webinars for teachers, covering everything from tips on preparing for Cambridge English Qualifications to career development. Cambridge English webinars and Facebook Live sessions are a great way for teachers to stay up to date with the latest developments and to interact with our experts.

Further reading

Below are books and articles that you may want to read in order to find out more about teaching English online.

Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly and Lindsay Clandfield

100 Ways to Teach Language Online by Shane Dixon, Justin Shewell and Jenny Crandell

How to Teach English Online and One-on-One Like a Pro

World of Better Learning blog by Cambridge University Press

How to get started as an online teacher of English by Emma Segev

Tips from experienced online teachers on planning and resources

Teaching with Zoom: A Guide for Complete Beginners by Keith Folse

Keep in touch through Social Media

Our Facebook page for teachers of English connects you to a community of over 320,000 teachers and educators, as well as offering a whole range of tips, videos, and tools to help you with your classroom teaching and your professional development.

Reach and Teach is another Facebook page which was created by Miguel, a participant who took part in the first run of this Teaching English Online Course.

Here’s a link to all of our social channels (as well as apps and games).

Information about doing a CELTA course

Fully online CELTA courses are now available. Click here to go to the Cambridge CELTA website

We have teaching qualifications for every kind of English language teacher, and courses and materials to help you manage your own professional development and improve your everyday teaching. Have a look at our professional development resources for teachers.

Preparing learners for their English language assessments

Visit Cambridge English Resources for Teachers for more online lesson plans to help you prepare learners for their exams: A1 Movers, A2 Flyers, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary for Schools, B2 First for Schools and C1 Advanced. Here’s a webinar on Digital resources to teach at home.

You can adapt exam preparation materials in the same way you would adapt other resources for online teaching. You can use your exam syllabus or coursebook to guide your lesson activities and supplement with online resources or learner-generated resources like images and vocabulary quizzes. Some exam preparation is better suited to independent study, for example doing a practice test, reading, or doing extended individual writing. You and your learners can use your online lessons to discuss difficult questions, share useful strategies and, for example, do collaborative work, speaking practice or group writing.

This week, here are two example lesson plans to help you prepare learners for their Cambridge exams in an online classroom:

Help us improve the course

We’re carrying out research to help improve the Teaching English Online course and to better understand the needs of teachers delivering or intending to deliver lessons online. We’d like to invite all learners on the course to take part in this optional survey. By taking part in this survey, you’ll help shape what future developments are made on the course and how Cambridge Assessment English will support teachers in delivering lessons online. We’ll use the findings to ensure our developmental efforts align with your needs.

The survey should take around 10 minutes and you can access it here.

Add your comments and questions below.

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