With most of the world now being affected by the recent spread of the coronavirus, you may have some questions. For example, if you’ve been thinking about starting to teach, how is this affecting online teaching? Is this a bad time to start teaching English? Well I hope that the resources I share with you today will give you a much clearer picture of what’s really going on.
I’ve gotten a few emails from students and readers of this blog asking about how online teaching will be affected by current events. While all of these events are new for most of us, there are some trends that we see with online learning.
For one thing, online learning has only grown with many people having to move to teaching online because of government restrictions. This means that schools are moving their teachers online to continue teaching.
It also means that companies that hire English teachers have had a boom in students. As a result, many companies have been hiring more teachers. It also means that with many people losing their jobs or being temporarily without work, there are more people applying for these jobs.
Should this make you worried? I don’t think so. I personally think that this is good news for online teachers. In fact it may open up more opportunities for you as a teacher.
I’ve put together a list of some interesting articles and videos that may give you a broader view of the situation of English teachers. I hope you’ll find these resources helpful.
Helpful Online Teaching Resources
“Can I still get a job teaching English online?”
Teach From Home‘s post : After Coronavirus: The Future of English Language Teaching in China
Here’s an experience of how a teacher got started teaching online during this crisis:
“Should I wait to start looking for an online teaching job?”
“I still don’t feel confident to get started”
If you feel like this, check out this helpful post from You Should Teach blog:
“I’ve been looking and applying to jobs but I’m having a hard time finding work, what can I do?”
If you are experiencing this check out this helpful video from Jack at Teaching ESL Online:
“I’m looking for online work but I’m not sure I want to teach”
If this is your situation and you have some background with teaching or have gotten your teaching certification, then you might like this post:
I hope you’ll find these additional resources helpful!
If you’re just getting started teaching English online be sure to check out my FREE Teach English Online Masterclass by clicking here.
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Do you have any resources to add? Let me know in the comments!