Teaching online - tech tools and the tutor's role

Watch a recording of the third in our series of webinars to help you get started with teaching online.

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 third in a series of three webinars, which offers guidance in key areas. This webinar focuses on:

  1. Different tech tools and how to use them
  2. Tutor presence in an online course

Each presentation lasts for approximately 20-30 minutes, followed by an extended Q&A clinic.

See information about our other webinars in this series

Watch a recording of the webinar below

About the speakers

Ceri Jones is a teacher, trainer and materials writer, based in the South of Spain. She has been working in the world of ELT since 1986, teaching in Spain, Italy, Hungary and the UK. She started writing teaching materials in1 994 and has written for a number of coursebook series for teenagers, young adults and adults over the last 25 years. She has been involved in tutoring on online teacher training courses since 2010. She has tutored on a number of INSET training courses with teachers from Latin America, mainly focusing on CLIL and Literacy and has tutored on, the online Trinity TESOL Diploma for five years, with a special focus on using technology in the classroom. She has been tutoring on the TCE Blend IT courses since 2016.

Robert Martinez has worked in the field of English Language teaching and teacher training in Colombia, Italy, The UK, Canada, Singapore, Egypt, Spain, Bulgaria, Vietnam and Romania since 1994. He speaks Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese and is currently the Director at Lacunza IH Beasain. During his career he has trained teachers in many countries, assessed and moderated Cambridge Teaching Awards and Exams all over the world, presented for Cambridge in Italy, designed blended courses for Moodle as he is particularly interested in language learning and technology. He holds the DELTA, TheConsultants-e Trinity-validated CertICT (Distinction), a Post Graduate Dip in TESOL, an MA TESOL (Merit), an MA Digital Technologies for Language Teaching (Double Distinction) and a Post Graduate Dip in Academic Management (Distinction). He is Lead tutor on the TheConsultants-e.com CertICT course, CertIBET course, and IH London Certificate in YL Centre Management.

With thanks to The Consultants-E for their support in organising this webinar




Submitted by Ashfa on Thu, 04/30/2020 - 19:39

Thank you all for this very useful information regarding online classes.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 05/04/2020 - 10:08

In reply to by Ashfa

Hi Ashfa,

Great that you find the resources helpful!


TE Team

Submitted by Ernest on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 19:14

This is a helpful guide for online teaching.

Thank you for the great work !


Submitted by sophalphan on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 12:10

Dear all speakers and webinar organizer,

I am Sophal Phan, an instructor of English in Cambodia. I was interested in your webinars and online teaching. I was wondering if I could get the certificates as I only watched the downloaded webinars? 

Thanks for sharing. 



Sophal Phan 

Hi Sophal

You can download the certifcate on this page - just click on the PDF above. You can edit the document to put your name in.

Hope that helps,


TE Team

Submitted by sophalphan on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 22:23

In reply to by Cath McLellan

Hi Cath,

That is so wonderful. 



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