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Teaching English Online

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to plan and deliver successful online English lessons.

Course type
Teacher development
Age of student
Language level
Upper Intermediate (B2) - Proficient (C2)
Course dates
5-11 July 2020
Course Length
1 week
From £845 / €1,070
Bell Teacher Academy

Who is this course for?

  • English teachers who would like to start teaching English online.
  • Academic managers or publishers who are interested in implementing online English courses and want to understand better how to train and support their teachers.

Course outcomes

You will have:

  • Indepth understanding of the online teaching context and the pedagogical principles and methodologies that underpin it
  • Increased ability to adapt face-to-face teaching techniques to online teaching
  • Strategies for managing learners in one-to-one and group lessons online
  • The ability to find and exploit online programmes and mobile apps to help learners develop language skills independently
  • Skills to plan and design online lessons

Course description


21.5 hours per week

All Bell Teacher Academy courses are delivered by highly experienced teacher trainers. The team includes a whole host of leading ELT experts and published educational authors.

This one-week course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to plan and deliver successful online English lessons. You will learn how to adapt your existing teaching skills to an online context and be introduced to the platforms, tools and resources that can be used for teaching online. This is a great course if you would like to expand your career opportunities outside the classroom and take advantage of the flexibility that being an online teacher offers.

Topics covered on Teaching English Online include:

  • Setting up an online school
  • Choosing the right platform
  • Creating online course content
  • Creating online live class content
  • Making the shift from the classroom to the webcam
  • Delivering online lessons
  • Understanding student data
  • Marketing yourself and your school online

Topics can be adapted depending on participants’ professional needs, priorities, and teaching context.

Participants will have the opportunity to build up a portfolio of authentic materials to support the cultural component of their teaching.


In addition to the core development course, teachers choose two additional workshops a week, such as ‘Using film in the classroom’, ‘Motivating students’ and ‘Different ways to use songs in the classroom’.

Guest lectures and plenary sessions

Weekly guest lectures and plenary sessions by well-known ELT experts. 

Experience British life

Bell Teacher Academy takes place at Stephen Perse. With easy access to the city centre, so you can explore Cambridge with other teachers, visit the many museums and go to one of the many outdoor cultural events over the summer such as ‘Shakespeare in the park’. There are a host of activities held on campus too and trips to nearby cities including London.

Bell Teacher Academy partners with Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

Take the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

Choose to take the TKT at Bell Teacher Academy and gain an internationally recognised qualification, awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. Free exam preparation for the TKT is provided. There is only a small admin fee of £38 to take the exam, which includes postage of the certificate.