How to Teach English Online from Home - Part 8: Tips And Tricks

E-learning platforms provide lots of benefits for those who want to teach English online from home (or other foreign languages) in a virtual classroom. While online tutoring may resemble the learning experience in traditional classrooms, it has some particularities of its own. How to get the best results when working…

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Emanuela Svilarova is assistant-professor in French as a foreign language at Sofia University "St Kliment Ohridski". Her activity includes classes for beginners up to Advanced - B2 levels, and classes in French for specialized domains - humanities, economics. Apart from language teaching, her fields of interest include French and Bulgarian contemporary literature and comparative literature. She has participated in the creation of textbooks for high schools of intensive French classes, the handbook "Laughter in class" and in various teaching- and learning-oriented projects.
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Quizzes For The Virtual Classroom - Part 1

As an online tutor you already know that maintaining interest is a critical factor in the virtual classroom. You have to keep things interesting regardless of the subject, the assessments, or the online students. Interest is the key to attention and is a huge benefit to the learning process. One popular activity…

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Tanya Ilieva has strong experience in journalism, advertising, creative copywriting and digital marketing. She has a PhD in Graphic design from Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Some of her creative works in advertising has been rewarded both in Bulgaria and abroad. Her fields of interest include: philosophy of language, semiotics, visual metaphors, linguistic.
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Running an online school - Part 4

The last time I covered the first steps in recruitment. Now I will take you through the practical steps to make sure you give yourself a chance to get the right personnel. The Job Ad Your job ad should cover your requirements as discovered in your job analysis which was…

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Gus Worth is a highly experienced writer and educator having worked in universities for nearly 20 years and being first published at the age of six. Currently in the English department of the American University in Bulgaria, he also writes extensively for the web and in print for many companies. He has a particular love of online teaching and enjoys helping teachers take their first steps in the exciting world of the future where you can connect with, and help students develop, all over the planet.
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Virtual Classroom Insights: How To Recognize A Lack Of Interest In Your Students - Part 3

It is very important that online teachers be able to recognize the valuable aspects of nonverbal communication and to detect the early signs that may indicate a lack of interest by the students. The first “symptoms” of distraction can be seen in the pupils’ body language, gestures, posture, etc. If…

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Maya Kolarova is an experienced teacher, advertiser and copywriter. She has a PhD in Journalism from the Department of Media and Public Communication at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia. She has taught English and Italian classes, as well as lectures in UNWE on matters of Mass communication, Business communication, Public Opinion. Her fields of interest include: communication, online media, advertising, and psychology.
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How You Can Keep Yourself Motivated In The Virtual Classroom

One of the challenges that teachers and tutors in the virtual classroom must overcome is losing motivation or focus from time to time. Although this is an inevitable part of the process, there are ways to get through these times and to continue to be the motivated teacher that your…

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Tanya Ilieva has strong experience in journalism, advertising, creative copywriting and digital marketing. She has a PhD in Graphic design from Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Some of her creative works in advertising has been rewarded both in Bulgaria and abroad. Her fields of interest include: philosophy of language, semiotics, visual metaphors, linguistic.
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Running an online school - Part 3

This time I will delve into the world of hiring new teachers, which can be a daunting task for those new to running a business but is crucial to success. Hiring of teachers This area is tricky. You may have no experience of hiring at all. I suggest you put…

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Gus Worth is a highly experienced writer and educator having worked in universities for nearly 20 years and being first published at the age of six. Currently in the English department of the American University in Bulgaria, he also writes extensively for the web and in print for many companies. He has a particular love of online teaching and enjoys helping teachers take their first steps in the exciting world of the future where you can connect with, and help students develop, all over the planet.
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Types Of Assessments In The Virtual Classroom

The specific characteristics of virtual classrooms require active online tutors. Therefore, to maintain a good learning pace, you have to prepare different activities. Moreover, they need to be suitable for your audience. Assessments in the virtual classroom take many forms, but it is very important that as an online tutor…

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Tanya Ilieva has strong experience in journalism, advertising, creative copywriting and digital marketing. She has a PhD in Graphic design from Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Some of her creative works in advertising has been rewarded both in Bulgaria and abroad. Her fields of interest include: philosophy of language, semiotics, visual metaphors, linguistic.
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Running an online school - Part 2

Today I will continue about running an online school covering study materials to be used and consistent grading I have covered this in the past, setting up an online school parts 18 and 19 but I will reiterate some elements now in the context of the school being up and…

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Gus Worth is a highly experienced writer and educator having worked in universities for nearly 20 years and being first published at the age of six. Currently in the English department of the American University in Bulgaria, he also writes extensively for the web and in print for many companies. He has a particular love of online teaching and enjoys helping teachers take their first steps in the exciting world of the future where you can connect with, and help students develop, all over the planet.
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Virtual Classroom Insights: Nonverbal Communication 2.0. - Part 2

Most people understand nonverbal communication just like they understand their native language. On the other hand, intuitive comprehension is not enough to help online tutors gain a deeper knowledge of the efficiency and effectiveness of their teaching and learning process. This is why acquiring a deeper knowledge of, as well…

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Maya Kolarova is an experienced teacher, advertiser and copywriter. She has a PhD in Journalism from the Department of Media and Public Communication at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia. She has taught English and Italian classes, as well as lectures in UNWE on matters of Mass communication, Business communication, Public Opinion. Her fields of interest include: communication, online media, advertising, and psychology.
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