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A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Online, Part 1

A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Online, Part 1

The first of three in our guide to teaching online. Jaime Miller has been teaching private online lessons for TOEFL iBT since 2010. By 2012, she had left local schools and earning 100% of her income from teaching online lessons. In this series, she answers the question of which of the many platforms (like Skype or Wiz IQ) is best for teaching online.

The ELT publishers’ collection: tools and trends

The ELT publishers’ collection: tools and trends

Over the summer, we’ve been doing collections of past posts – so far, for ELT authors and EFL teachers. To round things off, here’s one for the ELT publishing people. Trends Back when some of this terminology was new in ELT, we ran a small series on Lean...
Designing learning spaces for a mobile era

Designing learning spaces for a mobile era

The shift from the immobility of PCs to the mobility of tablets and smartphones allows digital space to interact with material space, both in and out of the classroom, in entirely new ways. At British Study Centres in Oxford, where Paul Driver works, this was an important consideration in their decision to integrate mobile technology into the everyday practice of language teaching. Here’s how they transformed their learning spaces.

What we’re reading

What we’re reading

What we’re reading

As we’re winding down for summer, along with everyone in ELT (it seems) except those doing summer school, we’re finding more material for What We’re Reading than ever! Bespoke course books? This article is about the trade in authoring private memoirs...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

Plenty to read, but we’ve hit the biggest disadvantage to most of our reading being done online – nothing to fan yourself with when it’s too hot! Here’s what we’ve not been keeping cool with this week. Sure you want to work for a startup?...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

As we move into summer and beach reads, we’re still finding time to read articles on our phones for now. Here’s what caught our attention this week. The rise and rise of Duolingo Duolingo seems to have dropped the translation aspect of its product to...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week, we weren’t just reading, we were watching, rubbing our eyes and re-watching. Make it to the end of this week’s packed WWR to see why. Agile design Design company and publishing experts emc design give some insights into how they manage their...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week’s reading covers the whole spectrum, from project planning, to piracy, to a new site for engaging people through social media. Anti-piracy action The Publishers Association has gained some ground against online copyright infringement. This week should...

What we’re reading

We’ve been lucky to get a slew of great guest blog posts in recently but the wider world has given us some reading fodder too. Giving better presentations Expert Nancy Duarte blames over-reliance on Powerpoint for lacklustre presentations and advises presenters...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

This week there have been a slew of posts following the Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, which has been great for making those of us who weren’t there very jealous of Nick, Jo and Berta. We were at home reading about EdTech … Innovate ELT round-up Kat...

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