ESL teaching is one of those jobs that will always exist, otherwise how would parents cope with having the kids on their hands all day?
But on a serious note, I think teaching is also beginning to adapt to the digital world.
Foreign language students now have access to live video tutoring with a native English speaker right from the comfort of their own home – which is revolutionary for their learning potential!
You can read more about to become an online ESL teacher by clicking the image below:
This job has got me thinking about all the different ways technology will and has probably already evolved teaching – ensuring that it is a job that will last the test of time.
Here are a list of 5:
1. Using Apps to improve ESL Teaching
There are so many ways that apps can revolutionise teaching. Imagine an app that makes marking a thing of the past?
Or how about simply using an app for animal sounds when teaching online ESL classes to keep the student engaged at the press of a button.
2. Can Social Media Improve ESL Teaching?
There are several emerging social media platforms dedicated for schools as a way to track rewards systems, such as Vivo Inspire. Swapping gold star stickers for ‘likes’.
This may make the playground more of a dull place, with all the students socialising on the platform as opposed to kicking a ball around, but that is the nature of social media.
The educational platform equivalent for ‘likes’ could be a suitable motivational incentive for modern children.
3. Online Teaching the Future of ESL Teaching?
As mentioned previously, being able to video chat with anyone globally nowadays has really opened up the possibilities of learning from cultural exchange.
If you wished to learn yoga from a a yogi master all the way in India, then all you both need is a Skype account and a clear space on your floor.
Online English teaching has opened way more opportunities for employment as a teacher and will continue to keep the career existing forever in DigiNo’s eyes.
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4. Implementing Data Analysis to Improve ESL Teaching
Any online marketer will know the benefits of tracking and testing data using tools like Google Analytics.
Well how about as well as monitoring SEO and newsletter signups, we use analytical tools to measure the effectiveness of learning techniques for children?
This links back to apps. The student could have data on their phone showing them graphs. These display how they are performing in reading skills compared to written English skills.
5. Playing Educational Games to Improve ESL Teaching
Educational games, such as Brain Metrix, could one day actually take over from the role of the teacher – which would put a stumbling block in our theory of teaching existing forever.
However, for now, I believe that no matter how advanced educational games get, they will still only be a suitable accompaniment to the guidance of a real, live, talking human role-model.
If you would like to read how to become a better ESL teacher, then click the image above.