By Trevor Jones
Trevor has been teaching General and Business English, ESP and Teacher Training for the past 7 years in the UK, Spain and France to a wide range of students, following an extensive career in business management.

Tips for teaching English online

By techsrc2371 (Flickr: Student using Laptop) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In this article I will relate my experiences with teaching English online after 7 years classroom teaching. It will cover in my opinion the important points and discuss links to classroom teaching. I still teach in the classroom and I have found that teaching online has helped my classroom skills and I will discuss this further.

However I would really appreciate your views about online teaching to help me improve my teaching. Please add any comments below the article.

One does not have to be a computer “geek” to enjoy teaching online, just have enough confidence to operate a computer, adapt to speaking and listening over a computer voice network and using a few simple computer programmes. What has been more challenging is the focus I have had to make on my teaching style.

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