What makes a good remote teacher?

Watch a recording of our webinar 'What makes a good remote teacher?'.

About the webinar

Remote language teaching is the practice of teaching a language live online through videoconferencing. In Uruguay, the British Council has been working in partnership with Plan Ceibal to cater for the lack of trained and qualified English language teachers in the country, project managing the remote teaching of 80,000 primary schoolchildren aged 8- 11. During the last 5 years, we have learned a lot about what makes a good remote teacher, and in this presentation, we share some findings that are also supported by the publication Remote Teaching (British Council, 2019), a book of research and case studies. 

About the speakers

Gabriela Kaplan has worked in teacher education for more than 20 years and holds a B.A. in English; and an M.A. in the Humanities. She co-designed Ceibal en Inglés when she worked at Politicas Linguisticas at the National Board of Education (ANEP) in Uruguay, and is General Coordinator of the programme at Plan Ceibal.

Until recently, Graham Stanley was British Council Uruguay Country Director, helping to manage the delivery of weekly English lessons to 100,000 primary state school students via videoconferencing. He is editor of Remote Language Teaching, a book of research papers and case studies published by the British Council in 2019.

Watch a recording of the webinar below


Submitted by GHarding on Sat, 04/16/2022 - 08:11

Thank you very much for sharing this video.
I was able to learn the positive impact of remote teaching, the importance of the preparation of the lessons, working with the in-class teacher and the support from the British Council in reference to the research done on this teaching project as well as the lesson preparations and organisation.
It was great to see how creative the Drama and play writing lesson was. Shakespeare would certainly be extremely happy with the end result!
Bravo! Thank you!🤩

Submitted by Yousuf on Wed, 04/29/2020 - 15:00

just amazing lecture but there is no link for certificate 

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 04/30/2020 - 10:19

In reply to by Yousuf


I'm afraid the certificate for this webinar is no longer available.

Best wishes,


TE Team

Submitted by CATALAN on Wed, 07/26/2023 - 07:25

In reply to by Yousuf

how can access to lecture? off line lecture. is there u tube web access ?Thank you

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 07/26/2023 - 07:36

In reply to by CATALAN


You can watch a recording of the webinar above, by clicking on the play button on the video image - the video is embedded to the page. Please let us know if you can't watch it for any reason.


TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by grahamstanley on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 17:13

Thanks to all of you who participated in the webinar. As agreed during the session, I'll take some time to answer some of the questions that were asked that Gabriela and i didn't have the chance to respond to. If anyone watching the webinar recording has any further questions, please ask them in the chat here, and we'll anwer those too. 

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