Autumn Teaching Online Webinars

9-30 November 2018

With the demand for synchronous online teaching on the increase, the focus of Autumn webinar series are sessions to help teacher get to grips with this growing phenomena.

This is an online event accessible via Adobe at this link. You can view instructions for how to join the event here.

Friday 9th November at 12.00 UK / 13.00 CET

Task Design for Online Teaching – Lindsay Clandfield

This practical workshop looks at adapting and creating tasks and activities for teaching English online. We will look at activities that work in a synchronous setting (e.g. webinar, skype class) and an asynchronous setting (e.g. learning platform, discussion forums, whatsapp groups). We’ll go over some principles to help guide online task design, as well as interaction patterns and how these can act as a template for tasks. My hope is that you come away with not only some useful activities for your own classes, but with ideas on how you can create and adapt tasks to fit your particular needs

Lindsay Clandfield is an award-winning writer, teacher, teacher trainer and international speaker in the field of English language teaching. He has written more than ten coursebooks and is the main author of the new young adult course Studio (Helbling Languages). His other courses include Global and Straightforward (Macmillan). Lindsay is the series editor of the Delta Teacher Development books and has co-written various methodology books for teachers, notably Dealing with Difficulties and Teaching Online (Delta Publishing). His most recent methodology book was Interaction Online (CUP) which he co-wrote with Jill Hadfield. Lindsay is also the creative force behind various web projects including co-hosting the popular podcast The TEFL Commute, the e-publishing collective The Round and the sci-fi/adventure materials website Extreme Language Teaching. You can find out more about him at his website

Friday 30th November at 12.30 UK/ 13.30 CET

 Nicky Hockly and Gavin Dudeney - Teaching Live Online - Getting Started 

Demand for new English study options is running higher than ever before. As increasingly reliable internet connections and access to video communications technology (such as Skype) become the norm in a growing number of contexts, this demand is turning towards real time online language learning via videoconferencing, either in one-to-one teaching and coaching sessions, or in small groups. With more and more teachers sensing the opportunities offered by specialised live online teaching and tutoring, there is a real need to help teachers take their face-to-face language teaching skills and experience and convert them into skills for the online medium of videoconferencing. In this webinar we will look at the essential skills needed to make the move from face-to-face to ‘live’ online teacher, consider the videoconferencing technology needed, and look at some hints and tips to get you started.

Note: International House teachers and trainers are offered a 10% discount on The Consultants-E’s ground-breaking Teaching Live Online fully online training course if they sign up by 31 December 2018 [ use the discount code IHWO-TLO-18 at checkout ]. More here: