Topic: Guest Posts (23 articles)

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Online Teaching – Is It Better To Work With Your Own Students, Work For A School Or Build A Profile On A Tutor Site?

When I started my business, I thought I’d be working for language schools. I did work for one briefly, but once I started learning about the world of online teaching, it’s not the road I decided to take. Now, five…

March 30, 2017, by

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The 3 Most Effective Ways To Keep Your Learners Engaged

In the world of self-paced online courses, drop off rates amongst learners is very high. A majority gets distracted midway and never really completes the course. Furthermore, as Jennet mentions in her blog, course creators don’t always provide their learners…

March 29, 2017, by

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How To Quickly Build And Remember Vocabulary

“How can I remember new words?” “How can I memorise new vocabulary and make sure that I don’t forget everything a day later?” As an English language teacher, I hear questions like these from learners all the time, and as…

March 3, 2017, by

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5 Secrets From The Shallow End To Improve Your Listening

Do you like swimming? I do. I love being in the water. I’m a keen swimmer so I’m happy in the deep end, immersed in the water. I can move through it easily. When I got my swimming certificates as…

February 24, 2017, by

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How NOT to learn English

You probably have seen blog posts with titles like “Ten Tips for Writing Emails” or “Best Sites for Vocabulary Practice.” This time I decided to write about learning English from a different perspective. I’m going to give you five good…

August 3, 2016, by

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“Why don’t my lessons sell?” – Marketing Tips For Online Teachers, Tutors and Trainers

A few weeks ago I did an intense 2-part #GetStrategy training for online teacherpreneurs, and one of the questions I received prompted this post: “I have no problem recruiting students on italki. Why can’t I do the same on my…

June 9, 2016, by

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Build A Solid Foundation Before You Dive Into Online Teaching

Many people dream of switching their work online. While the benefits are definitely worth it (flexibility, no nagging boss or endless and pointless meetings, unlimited earning potential – among many things), a lot of people doubt whether or not they’ll…

March 21, 2016, by

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Online Teachers: What are You Selling?

For Nike, it’s not just the shoe’s features that sell the shoe. (Source) Sales. That word you hated the moment your girlfriend began selling Avon, and you suddenly ran out of things to talk about unless you talked about cosmetics…

December 3, 2015, by

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A Quick Guide to Blogging For Online Teachers: Reasons, Formats & More

“But why do I need to buy a new computer?” my 60 year-old dad asks. “Well, dad, your computer is 15 years old and, well, that means it’s really old.” “Can’t I just buy a computer once and not have to replace…

October 29, 2015, by

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Why Failing is Good for Online Teachers

Nobody likes failing. Whenever I think of some epic stories of failure I am reminded of the Wright Brothers attempting to launch the “Wright Flyer” for the first time in December of 1903. In my imagination I see a crowd…

October 15, 2015, by

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How to Create Your Own Mission Statement as an Online Teacher

If you are already reading this article or felt a tingle of recognition or awareness upon spotting the blog title, then you already know that teaching is not a job, it’s a mission. You’ll be doing it every day for…

September 17, 2015, by

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Tips and Tools for ESL Students: How to Master the Art of Essay Writing

Casual English language learners are not much interested in academic writing. They only need to master conversational tone, so advanced written forms are way out of their league. However, if you are a serious learner, who wants to use English…

August 25, 2015, by