100 Ways to Teach Language Online
100 Ways to Teach Language Online will give you simple, powerful, and effective teaching tools as you make the switch from a traditional classroom to an online setting. Designed to be practical, the activities in this book will get students to communicate and interact, and make language come alive in the online classroom while still meeting the needs of the digital learning environment.
This book is organized in easy to follow categories that include the most common activities in English language teaching, as well as a lesson planning overview. The lesson plans are broken up into:
- Guided Practice
- Independent Practice
- Listening Activities
- Reading Activities
- Writing Activities, Speaking Activities
- Vocabulary Activities
- Teaching Language Learner Autonomy
Above all, this manual is your toolbox, meaning that it is best used when you feel stuck or unable to think of how best to teach a particular subject matter. In other words, think of this book as a way to jumpstart your brain…especially when it stalls. The activities are academically sound, easy to follow and implement, can be easily adapted to a number of contexts, take little or no time to prepare, and are adaptable to all learning levels.
Whether you are new to online teaching or simply need a quick reference guide to get your creative juices flowing, this is the book for you.
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Online English Teacher, adjunct reading faculty for Chandler Gilbert Community College, adjunct education faculty for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for Arizona State University
Jenny has 23 years of teaching experience, including elementary school, online, and at the collegiate level. She has a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement, as well as a TESOL certificate earned through Dr. Dixon’s and Dr. Shewell’s Teach English Now! course on Coursera. Jenny has taught English to Chinese students online for the past three years, and was privileged to teach English in Jinan, China. She helps recruit teachers and students to do an international exchange program in China each summer. Currently she teaches reading courses at a local community college, as well as courses at ASU for students in the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher Education program, and supervises students while in their student teaching residency.