3 Tips for Teaching English Firsthand Online

By Series Editor Michael Rost

As we move to online teaching, we may feel conflicted. We may believe that we are going to need to simplify our classes to such an extent that the students will quickly become demotivated. While there are challenges to creating motivating classes in all contexts, there are some concrete steps we can follow to make our online classes engaging and communicative. This posting offers 3 broad tips:

  1. Provide a positive class culture
  2. Use a single portal for all course content
  3. Flip the classroom

These tips are referenced to the use of the English Firsthand series, though the advice can be adapted to other content.