Giving me an extra 45 minutes to catch up on some work, teach someone else, or even finish earlier! In this post I want to share how to teach on Skype. Click below to download it now and get started right away!With the likes of italki becoming bigger and more essential language learning resources by the day, teaching online is big business. In this post, I’m going to share with you my 12 top tips for online language teachers to do just that. It doesn’t matter if your laptop is old or your headset is your gaming one.Not everyone knows this but Skype actually allows you to share your screen really easily. I’ve already mentioned sharing your presentations and other resources with students in their folder, but if they’re not logged in to the right Google account, it might just be easier to share your screen with them.
You probably already have plenty of things that can be used when you’re teaching online.Use videos, audio and articles as stimuli for conversation.Podcasts, news, You Tube, social media…Whatever you use, focus on real examples of the language and keep it fun and interesting!Teaching on Skype has quickly become a big part of my business.It’s a valuable part too – I can go from one lesson to another without the risk that’s always there with “real life” lessons of getting stuck in traffic. Instead of one lesson 3-4 then 4.15-5.15 then 5.45-6.45, I can work from 3 straight through to 6!