Ok, so you may not (yet) be able to travel to your teaching destination country but that doesn’t mean your TEFL UK journey is on hold. We also provide incredible opportunities to teach English ONLINE. That’s right, you’ll be virtually teaching students, so you’ll still be able to put all of your newly acquired tips, tricks and ideas to practice, all from the safety of your own home.
Here are some ways to provide a successful virtual teaching session:
- Plan ahead and go through your lesson plan with a fine toothcomb beforehand, practise it and know it.
- Be prepared. Try and think of any questions the students may have for you and see if you can jot down some answers so you’re ready.
- Also be prepared that things might not always go to plan, technology is wonderful but if there’s a tech issue, or your students have a question you don’t know the answer to, then stay calm. Your training will teach you how to manage this easily and seamlessly throughout.
- Pick your outfit- even though you’re working from home, professionalism is key so dress like you would as if you were showing up to a real life classroom.
- Test your tech beforehand, check everything is working and allow time to adjust anything if required.
- Be on time, so when your students join the virtual class, you’re ready and raring to go.
- Show your enthusiasm. It’s completely normal to be nervous, but we promise you, you’ve got this. You have all the skills you need to run successful and brilliant classes.
- Evaluate after your lessons. What went well? What didn’t go so well? What do you need to put in place for next time? Teaching is a constant learning experience for you too, ask any teacher who’ll advise you they did NOT and still don’t know everything there is to know.
- Be aware of background noise. If you’re giving an online lesson, let other family members know what times they need to keep noise to a minimum, oh and keep the door shut in case the family pet or kids come running in to join the class.
We’re recruiting for these roles RIGHT NOW, so as long as you have a computer with a camera installed, then you can get started.
Here’s what you need to know.
- You only need to commit to 10 peak hours per week with no upper limit.
- Within these hours, at least 4 need to be during the weekend.
- Students are based in Asia so peak hours are indicated in Taipei, Taiwan local time (GMT +8):
- Monday to Sunday 08:30/ 09:30/ 10:30/ 13:30/ 14:30/ 15:30/ 19:30/ 20:30 (All in Taiwan time)
- All lesson plans are provided for you
- Lessons are 25 or 45 mins long
- You’ll be teaching small groups (1-6 students) - or one to one classes
- There’s a 1 year contract with exciting pay and benefits
Want to know more? Let’s get started. Find out more about teaching English online.
We'd also like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes and thoughts to our community at this challenging time. We are here to support each other and we will get through this together!
Previously: Teaching English Abroad Opens Doors!