Teaching with Technology

I think this image on www.createonlineacademy.com delivers a clear compelling message for professional language trainers like myself. In fact, it's a wake-up call. I have spent a lot of time in a traditional classroom environment as well as carrying out professional training face-to-face for individuals and groups, which includes online tutoring. I find one of the greatest drawbacks of traditional face-to-face teaching is I'm limited to a maximum number of hours per week in which I can share my knowledge with learners, and I waste too much time travelling.

There is no doubt in my mind that technology has opened up opportunities for learners and trainers to make the experience more interesting and valuable, and more effective in terms of time and cost. Certainly 'Blended learning', where you can combine materials and resources on an online platform with personal coaching, face-to-face in personal lessons or online, via Skype etc., is becoming more and more popular.

Teaching online is something I find I really enjoy, as you still have face-to-face contact but can also use so many other resources with your students. However, there is still a limit to the number of hours you can be available. This is why I find the idea of also creating online courses, which can focus on meeting the needs of particular types of learners, very appealing.

Online courses run on a professional teaching platform can give trainers, like myself, the opportunity to reach a far wider audience, and offer good value for money. It's important to remember that prospective clients are looking for courses that will enable them to achieve their personal objectives and suit their learning style. High quality content is essential, of course, and most people like a mix of resources, such as videos, recordings, downloadable documents, with access links to other useful material, as well as online tests, certification for completed studies, and so on.

Choice is always a good thing. I like the idea that you can offer a good quality standard course, but also produce a premium version, for example, with extra content and a personal consultation online. This is not exclusive. You can create specialised online courses and complement this with online tutoring, for example, on verbling.com. This way students can select the combination that works best for them.

Technology and teaching are perfect companions. The opportunities to be a creative, professional trainer and coach for learners all over the world are endless.


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Hi, I’m Carole. Let me help you achieve your goals and really get better in English. I’ve got over 15 years’ experience as a professional English language trainer and coach. I run English courses in Business Schools, and provide personalised training programs for individuals or groups, including online teaching. I specialise in coaching students for exam success (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, BULATS etc.), and developing language skills for practical English at work. I also create special courses for anyone who wants to improve their English for personal reasons, maybe for travelling or because of a move to an English-speaking country. If you decide to have a trial lesson with me, first, we will have an informal conversation. I will ask you some general questions about you, and how you want to improve your English, for example, more confidence in speaking . I will also select a learning task that I think could be useful for you, for example, pronunciation of important sounds with examples of common English words - th, sh, ch, gh etc. This method will help me evaluate your level and give you some immediate feedback. After that, we can discuss what type of program is best for you and I will send you a personal learning plan. Let me tell you a little bit about me. I come from Hertfordshire in the south-east of the UK, north of London. I have always loved travelling to other countries and meeting new people. This is why I think I have such a passion for language learning. Deciding to move to France with my husband in 2001 involved a complete change of career, going from the world of business, finance and investment to becoming a qualified language teacher (Cambridge CELTA, and TEB). I also had to get my French to a good enough level to be able to work here, so I know what it takes to become comfortable in another language. Right now, I'm learning Spanish and really enjoying it. Languages are about communication. I feel you need to enjoy the learning process and focus on developing the confidence to say what you want to say and understanding what some else is saying to you. Of course, to succeed in exams or job interviews, you need to not only have a good level but also know what techniques to use. Each person needs a personalised learning program adapted to their needs. That's where I think I can make the difference. It's also the reason why I like to think of myself as a language coach, and not just a teacher. I would really like the opportunity to see if I could be the ideal language coach for you, so please contact me for a 30-minute trial lesson to find out more. .
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Hi, I’m Carole. Let me help you achieve your goals and really get better in English. I’ve got over 15 years’ experience as a professional English language trainer and coach. I run English courses in Business Schools, and provide personalised training programs for individuals or groups, including online teaching. I specialise in coaching students for exam success (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, BULATS etc.), and developing language skills for practical English at work. I also create special courses for anyone who wants to improve their English for personal reasons, maybe for travelling or because of a move to an English-speaking country. If you decide to have a trial lesson with me, first, we will have an informal conversation. I will ask you some general questions about you, and how you want to improve your English, for example, more confidence in speaking . I will also select a learning task that I think could be useful for you, for example, pronunciation of important sounds with examples of common English words - th, sh, ch, gh etc. This method will help me evaluate your level and give you some immediate feedback. After that, we can discuss what type of program is best for you and I will send you a personal learning plan. Let me tell you a little bit about me. I come from Hertfordshire in the south-east of the UK, north of London. I have always loved travelling to other countries and meeting new people. This is why I think I have such a passion for language learning. Deciding to move to France with my husband in 2001 involved a complete change of career, going from the world of business, finance and investment to becoming a qualified language teacher (Cambridge CELTA, and TEB). I also had to get my French to a good enough level to be able to work here, so I know what it takes to become comfortable in another language. Right now, I'm learning Spanish and really enjoying it. Languages are about communication. I feel you need to enjoy the learning process and focus on developing the confidence to say what you want to say and understanding what some else is saying to you. Of course, to succeed in exams or job interviews, you need to not only have a good level but also know what techniques to use. Each person needs a personalised learning program adapted to their needs. That's where I think I can make the difference. It's also the reason why I like to think of myself as a language coach, and not just a teacher. I would really like the opportunity to see if I could be the ideal language coach for you, so please contact me for a 30-minute trial lesson to find out more. .
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