The Teaching English series offers a mixture of methodology and practical ideas for teachers of English as a foreign language. The Teaching English Online series complements the main series, offering a mixture of methodology and practical ideas to get teachers started on an online platform, and to support them in creating and delivering dynamic and creative lessons whether they are teaching solely online or in combination with physical classes.
Structuring Fun for Young Language Learners Online aims to provide ELT teachers, directors of studies and academic managers with advice about making the transition to teaching online, including: examples related to the author’s own experience, online safety and best practice; managing your online classroom, dealing with stress and supporting learners; adapting traditional tasks and making the most of the online medium. The book includes a wide range of colourful activities and numerous illustrations and examples from actual online classes. Throughout, the goal is to help make lessons enjoyable for both teacher and learners. The emphasis is on low-tech, low-prep lessons with maximum results, whilst keeping the focus clearly centred upon the goal of increasing children’s familiarity with and ability to produce words and sentences in English.
In Structuring Fun for Young Language Learners Online the author examines how many principles of best practice (as covered in the recently-published Structuring Fun for Young Learners in the ELT Classroom, Chris Roland, Pavilion Publishing, 2020) from face-to-face lessons translate to online teaching. The author highlights what teachers will need to approach a little differently, and looks at where the new medium allows us to do things that we could not do so easily before.
In a similar way to the other titles in the Teaching English and Teaching English Online series, this book can be used for self-study, as guided reading on more structured training courses – where the three boxes for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter (Questions for Reflection, Things to Try and Things to Share) can be used as the basis for group discussion – or for trainers preparing their own sessions at an in-house level.