5 Tips for Teaching Online
Over the past 6 months, Educators have moved very quickly in order to transition from face to face classes to online course delivery. As many schools kick off their new school year and fall sessions, here are five tips for teachers to successfully transition to teaching online.
Managing Change in Uncertain Times
Who would have thought at the beginning of 2020 that our lives would change so dramatically in such a short time? In this video, BounceEnglish founder Melanie Johnson will discuss how trauma can impact the classroom or workplace (in person or online). She will share some techniques for managing uncertainty and mitigating its potential impact on all of our lives - as educators, professionals and individuals.
Web Questing with Caroline McKinnon
Caroline will show you how to promote autonomous learning through webquesting: a journey through the skills and sometimes through history, geography or popular culture. Caroline has been a teacher and teacher training for over 20 years. She has worked in over 15 countries with communities of refugees, Immigrants, and private language students. As a writer and a teacher, Caroline loves to incorporate experiential learning into her lessons, no matter where they are delivered. Caroline is a great believer in accessible education and believes that whether a class is delivered online or in person, it is the quality of materials and approach that make the student experience the best. Caroline is the Director of Courses for Rennert TESOL in NYC, and founder of FeLT NYC, a non-profit offering education to immigrant and refugee women. https://www.feltnyc.org/
Teaching English on Instagram with Renata Delaney
FOMO (Fear of missing out?) or FOJI (Fear of joining in)? Social media has been impacting us and changing the way we teach and the way our students learn. It can be exciting but also overwhelming and scary. Together, we will explore ways teachers can use Instagram to teach English, maximize student engagement and collaboration online. We will also focus on tools to create engaging content in order to grow a Social Media presence and strategies to look after your mental well-being in this ever-changing landscape. Renata Delaney is the Unity Certified Instructor Program Manager at Unity 3D Technologies and the founder on English This Way, an online teaching and teacher training company. Renata has been in Education for over two decades as a teacher, teacher trainer, examiner, academic manager, instructional designer and university tutor in the UK and overseas. She holds a PRINCE 2 project management certification, the DELTA and an MA in Applied Linguistics. http://www.englishthisway.com/
Syllables, sounds and haiku writing with Anne Crutchfield
This mini-lesson will review the basic pronunciation rules for syllables and word stress followed by a haiku writing task. Haikus are traditional Japanese poems structured around syllables. If you enjoy creative writing and also want to improve your English pronunciation knowledge, this lesson is a good fit for you! Dr. Anne Crutchfield is a Los Angeles-based ESL professor and private tutor, visit LA English Tutor https://www.laenglishtutor.com/ for more information. She completed a PhD in Education and MA in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa and has 15 years of experience teaching multilingual learners in Germany, Hawaii, and California.
Discussion practice: Immigration tolerance vs. acceptance with Jessica Garska
his 30 minute discussion class is based on a reading text about immigration and the difference between tolerance and acceptance. Please complete the reading in advance of the class (link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eUORTGW-vFV9mRs_QvOYDT9fqmXUwlwd/view?usp=sharing), with optional at-home materials (link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lrALU3mnhQIQny87JvixNSKUlQ-x4x4xv3p_wOeiRNQ/edit?usp=sharing). Please read the text before the class, as the class is built on this text. A B2+ level is needed for this class. Jessica Garska is a 3rd-year college studentship-funded Ph.D. student in the Centre for Language and Communication Studies. Originally from the United States, she has had an international career as an English language teacher before successfully completing with a Distinction Grade the Masters in English Language Teaching at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interrogates the notion of academic literacies and examines the intersection of power, identity and culture in the academic setting. She additionally has taught EAP in Ireland for the past five years.
Using Articles in English with Tina Seeley
What are articles and why are they difficult to use in English? Let's try and make it clear. Hi, I’m Tina. I’ve been teaching English for more than 20 years and have taught in Lisbon Portugal, Brussels Belgium, London England and now in Cambridge England. I love teaching English, especially grammar, and am happy to have often been called a grammar nerd.
Making Grammar Relevant with Helen Eames
Grammar… the very word makes a lot of people groan. Students have often spent many years of their lives memorizing grammar rules for tests at school and beyond. ‘Why do I have to learn grammar?’ I want to be able to speak English.’ For me, these two things must go together. This session aims to help teachers better support their learners by carefully considering how they are teaching grammar Hi, I’m Helen in London. I have been teaching since 2001, starting in South Korea and in London since I realised it was easier to wait for the students to come to me! I have taught ages from 3 to 85 and more nationalities than I even knew existed before I became a teacher. I also have a strong interest in teacher training and have been involved in that aspect of teaching in some of the biggest language schools in London. I am always inspired by what I can learn from my students and can’t wait to get back on a plane and visit a few more of their home countries.
Reflective Writing and Practice with Jo McVey
What is reflective practice and why is it so important for successful academic study? This talk will take you through this skill, giving you some tips and advice on how to be a successful reflective writer. I have been teaching English as an additional language for over 17 years, and have taught at all levels of linguistic ability, including first language speakers. My research interests include: study skills and the learner experience, translation and how it can be managed, speaking and communication to develop critical thinking skills.