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Classroom management in online lessons

We’ve talked about gaining a rapport and maintaining engagement in online lessons. Let’s now turn to classroom management. Task Watch the video of Lindsay and Marie Therese talking about how …

Maintaining engagement in online lessons

Maintaining engagement can be harder in an online environment, especially in contexts where learners haven’t selected to learn online but have to because of necessity, and where class sizes are …

Dealing with issues in online lessons

No matter how experienced we are in teaching online, issues will arise that we need to deal with. Task Match problems 1-6 to solutions A-F. Do the matching task interactively …

Collaborative writing tasks

If you teach groups and have access to breakout rooms, you can include collaborative writing tasks in your live online lessons. You can also ask learners to complete collaborative writing …

How to use breakout rooms

When working with groups of learners, it can be really beneficial to use breakout rooms for pair and group work if you have access to them. Task 1 If you’re …

Sharing audio and video in your platform

We’ve talked about sharing your screen. When you want to play audio or video on your device for learners to hear/watch, you may need to tick a button that allows …

Assessing learning in online lessons

We’ve looked at teaching reading and listening skills in online lessons. Let’s now think about how we might assess these skills in the online context. Task Read the article below …

Planning online lessons

Before we think about planning and delivering receptive skills lessons, let’s start by thinking about planning online lessons in general. Planning online lessons is similar in many ways to planning …

How to Share a Screen Online

When planning lessons, we need to decide what materials we’ll use, how we’ll share those materials with our learners and when. There are two main options: sending materials to learners …

Video review of week 1

We’ve come to the end of the first week of the course. In this video, Lindsay and Marie Therese look back at some of the main talking points of the …

Video review of week 2

We’ve come to the end of the second week of the course and, in this video, Lindsay and Marie Therese look back at some of the main talking points of …