If you are currently teaching English as a Foreign Language, you probably know the drill. You know how to prepare a lesson for your classes, you’ve got a great rapport with your students, and you know the English grammar reasonably well. Maybe you’ve done so many TEFL lessons that you can practically do them in your sleep. But now, you’ve decided to venture into the world of online teaching. How hard could it be? You’re teaching the same language and utilising the same theories and methodologies. Your students are the same, so why should there be a problem with the lessons? Online teaching mistakes can lose you students and could even cost you your job. This article deals with seven common online teaching mistakes made by TEFL teachers and how to avoid them.
Do you want to teach English online? To survive as an English teacher, you need to know how to teach English online. There are loads of English teachers who want to teach English online, so competition is stiff. As a result, only the best online TEFL teachers will find work. If you want your students to carry on booking classes with you and paying you a good rate, you need to be a cut above the rest. If you’re going to teach English online, here are six excellent tips to make you a great online English teacher.
Sometimes unexpected things make your lesson a flop. Sometimes not even the best planned, well prepared and thought out lesson plan can save you from flopping. All TEFL teachers have experienced that heart-stopping moment when you realise your lesson is just about to crash and burn. For most TEFL teachers, it is the worst feeling possible. How can we avoid TEFL lesson failure? Let’s find out!