Marie-Laure Cros

Marie-Laure Cros

Passionate about languages, culture and arts, teaching became a 2nd career, balanced between foreign sales consulting, translating and subtitles editing. Let's make the most of this great platform :D

Achievements

Activity

  • Just like in a face to face context, a wide range of activities are what keeps the class dynamic. Doing the same thing over and over never works on the long run, unless it's part of a much wider range and reused in its form but different in its content. To ensure continuity, I believe that having a set of routines balanced out by a new activity, platform...

  • This course has definitely helped me with organising myself, finding valuable online resources and approach to be as efficient as possible.
    Finding a community of teachers is key. This week proved it. Not only is it fun and interesting to review other teachers approaches online, but the feedback on our own work is great. The more the merrier as well. And...

  • My biggest challenge when moving all of my classes online was to be able to attend to all of my students. I had 6 classes of 30 students each, rounding up to 180 students, which is very hard to manage online. I had to actually cut reduce hours, and send my classes that didn't have any important final exams / official certification on learning platforms....

  • Great! :D

  • While teaching in French public schools, I prepared students for their final exams, the Baccalaureate. They had to come up with a set of 3 themes written as short presentation mimicking essay like structure, that they normally have to learn and present at the end of the year, the examiner randomly choosing which.
    I pretty much had a similar approach to have...

  • Great resources and articles in this section!

  • I agree, recording as much as possible reading sessions helps with providing support, and practise pronunciation as much as possible. Making instruction videos as well.

  • Hi,
    I'm a French to English (<->) translator and subtitle editor as well as an EFL teacher, experienced as a tutor as well as a teacher, K-12, university level, adult learners. I have a background in art history, communication and film making. I plan to incorporate a lot of videos in my lessons, looking forward to make most of them, and why not create...

  • Explore, experiment, get to work

  • So far, this course is really interesting, providing a lot of resources, advice and guidelines to be as efficient as possible. I am following this course without having a student group yet. I am actually going to be teaching as a tutor, one to one type of lessons for this year, while working on IB syllabus as I wish to integrate International Schools next year...

  • I would focus the first lesson (especially if it is one to one tutorials) on putting forth all the advantages of learning online, understand and set their goals and expectations for this course, and work around that to build activities, explaining directed and self-learning techniques.
    I would use that time to set up all of the logging process on either...

  • Greetings,
    I live in Paris, France, although I plan to move to Berlin, Germany. I have been teaching EFL for 7 years, may it be to toddlers and young children, teenagers, students, or adults; of all levels going from A1 to C1. I have taught in private centres and schools as well as for French public schools; and passed my CELTA in June, 2019. As I am...