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Teaching online - if the tech fails and structuring lessons
About the webinar
The British Council is committed to supporting the use of technology for the continuation of education in a crisis. As many teachers find themselves in an unfamiliar situation of having to teach their classes online, with little or no experience, the British Council TeachingEnglish website is committed to providing as much support as possible to help you navigate your way through the world of online teaching.
This is the second in a series of three webinars, which offers guidance in key areas. This webinar focuses on:
- What to do if the technology fails and transferring some of the course elsewhere
- Lesson structure and task-types
Each presentation will last for approximately 20 minutes, followed by an extended Q&A clinic.
See information about the other webinars in this series:
- Teaching online - using your coursebook and ideas for breakout rooms (20 March)
- Teaching online - tech tools and the tutor's role (3 April)
- Teaching online - supporting and mentoring teachers remotely (9 April)
About the speakers
Helen Strong is a Life and Career Coach based in the Outer Hebrides off the northwest coast of Scotland. Originally from the north of England, Helen has spent most of her adult life working in the German corporate sector, helping people improve their intercultural communication skills. She has also been heavily involved in teacher training, tutoring on CELTA courses in Germany and the UK, as well as working with ministries of education and ELT associations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Before becoming a coach, Helen tutored on the CertIBET and Teaching One-to-One courses for The Consultants-E.
Anne Fox is a freelance online learning consultant specialising in language learning, intercultural communication and entrepreneurship. After moving to Denmark in the nineties she became a language teacher using the emerging digital technologies both in her teaching and to keep in touch with her now distant family. In Denmark, she has worked in language schools, a vocational college and an adult residential high school. She has also been an assistant professor at NTNU in Norway and is a regular visiting teacher at the Koblenz Hochschule in Germany. Anne is co-host and producer of the Absolutely Intercultural podcast which started in 2006 and currently works mainly on European projects that explore new and innovative approaches to learning. She is also an author including an English course book for Danish seniors to help them communicate when they travel.