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How to teach in our online EF Classroom.

We have put everything we have learned about what it takes to be a great teacher into our user-friendly online classroom. Here you will find the tools you need to teach fun, interactive and engaging lessons.

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Smiling female teacher at home

Easy class scheduling tool

Set your availability and get a clear overview of your daily, weekly and monthly teaching schedule. We make it easy to pick up extra classes and adjust your schedule as you go.

Please note this image is from the scheduling tool for kids teachers.

EF online scheduling tool

Teaching materials for kids classes

Bring your teaching style to our ready-made class materials.

We want you to be able to focus on your students when you're teaching online. This is why we write and upload all materials into the EF virtual classroom. You'll be able to give your students your full attention.

Lessons for adult learners

We offer adult students two types of lessons so they can combine individualized attention with a group dynamic.

Group lessons

Group Lessons (GLs) are 45 minute online conversation classes designed for speaking practice with carefully selected topics pitched appropriately for different levels of difficulty.

Class sizes are small (6-8 students) to ensure there is ample opportunity for students to participate in conversation practice. GLs are extremely flexible and offer a new conversation topic every day with business, travel, and general interest themes. Optional lesson materials and teaching plans are provided.

Students can attend these classes using their smartphone app, tablet, or computer. Teachers prepare a report after class with feedback highlighting the language and topic from the lesson as well as some of the strong and weak points from the class. Students usually expect the report within 24 hours.

Group English class for adults
Private English lesson for adult learner

Private Lessons

Private Lessons (PLs) focus on one-to-one instruction between a teacher and a student, lasting either 20 or 40 minutes.

These lessons are specially tailored to deliver personalized instruction. The optional lesson material is created around the self-study courseware lessons and offers a lot of versatility in terms of learning objectives.

The focus of PLs is for the teacher to help guide and respond to specific student needs. For example, a student could select a lesson that helps them to reinforce a learning task that they feel is particularly important or difficult.

Alternatively, students could use the lesson as a preview for a new section of the course that they’d like extra help with.

The lesson usually follows an overall path that encourages students to practice speaking using the core language from the unit. They might start with a short task that mirrors the activity from the self-study courseware. This is the first round for students to try out what they have learned.

Teachers will listen carefully and help students to correct errors and identify new language. Students will then get a chance to retry the task, with the aim of improving in the areas the teacher helped to review.

Students can attend these classes using their smartphone app, tablet, or computer.

Teachers prepare a report after class with feedback highlighting the language and topic from the lesson as well as some of the strong and weak points from the class. Students usually expect the report within 24 hours.

Support in our online classroom

We have a dedicated support team to assist teachers with any questions regarding technology, substitutions and more.

Read more about support and FAQs

Teacher support staff answering questions
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We can’t wait to show you around the platform during your video call!