(Anna’s techniques and tips are at the end)
Anna, who teaches for English Language Partners’ (ELP) Wellington centre, has quickly come up with easy ways of communicating simply online with beginners.
“ELP is very lucky to have such wonderful, innovative teachers who have adopted online delivery as the new normal!” says Maddy Harper, ESOL Programmes Coordinator for the Wellington centre.
“Anna’s swiftly explored the amazing potential for online lessons and delivered a great interactive session."
“Our first class online went very well,” Anna says. “We looked at naming rooms in a house.”
“I used an image of a house and I had a little stick figure person that I moved around,” she says. “I asked students to tell me what he was doing and which room he was in.”
Anna says her simple technique works well and is easy to learn.
She’s happy to share her teaching tip and ideas to help others who are also frantically upskilling in online delivery. (See under for her handy “How to” steps.)
Anna finished her lesson with follow-up homework based on the topic. “One student has already sent his back, nice and early,” she says. For her next lesson, the students will orally share what they wrote for homework: describing a room in their house.
We really appreciate all the hard work our teachers are doing to keep in touch with learners.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and skills Anna!
View this video to see Anna demonstrating how she delivered her class activity
How to move the stick figure