Georges site and twitter. Michael DiGiacomo from Happy English, since I only teach one-to-one lessons, teaching online is pretty much the same as teaching while sitting across the table from a student. As you may know, Top Notch is a corpus-informed course backed by the extensive database of the Longman Corpus Network and it uses both the Longman Spoken Corpus as well as the Learners' Corpus of Common Learner errors.
What Are Some Ways to Maximize Student Talk Time? - ELT
In educational terms: the establishment is dead build your brand beyond the walls the power of indulging in right-brain delinquency. How social media, philanthropy sharing can impact global learning. In inspirational terms: the importance of letting your talents shape your teaching brand. I have a lot of contacts worldwide and thought that would be enough to get the word out about my lessons it wasnt. A friend told me about online language communities and I think it is a good idea to start out with a third party site that promotes you as a teacher. Most of you are like me, uniquely gifted in helping others to learn. For some crazy reason we think we must create original materials and lesson plans. What a sad misuse of our time and talents. I notice a difference between webcam and voice only sessions, webcam being closer to face-to-face whereas voice-only creates a very intuitive and emotional level of understanding and support. You can hear, in an instant, whether your student understands, whether they feel confident, even whether or not they are having a good or bad day in general. The book was designed to raise their "grammar awareness" so they could self-correct more readily - an approach I found worked successfully in my classes. It has been very rewarding to hear from a number of teachers using the text that they have observed significant results.