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The demand for English-language educators is rapidly increasing worldwide. Particularly, China is experiencing a boom in both its population and demand for teachers. If you’re looking for opportunity, consider online teaching as an option. Consider the fact that with a flexible schedule, you can choose to work nearly full-time (our busiest teachers work 30 hours a week), or part-time (as few as 8 hours), while keeping your day job. You’ll also have the funds and ability travel the world while simultaneously doing the work that you love..
The fastest growing segment of education jobs in China right now is in the online sector. There is also intense demand for instructors experienced in American AP, British IGCSE and A-Level, and International Baccalaureate curriculums. There is also a constant need for recent university graduates and less-experienced ESL teachers, where supply is struggling to keep up with demand.
We offer positions targeted to both the seasoned professional and to those new to teaching as a career. Whether you are new to teaching online, or a seasoned professional, our mission at Genesis Foundry is to find the teaching position which meets your profile.
In the 21st century, teaching ESL is no longer limited to in-person sessions. Whether you are teaching in an office-based setting, classroom, or virtual online environment, it is now possible to have a class anywhere worldwide. And thanks to Genesis Foundry, our partnerships allow us to help you make that happen. If you haven’t already applied, STOP reading this article, and Click Here to Apply today!
If you are reading this, you might already know that we help place teachers into online jobs. But we are also teachers ourselves, with many different experiences. We’d also like to share some of the feedback we have from our partners and students.
So here are some of the top tips for teaching English online:
1. Give Useful and Constructive Feedback to Your Students
At the end of each lesson, you will definitely need to provide some feedback for how your student performed during the lesson.
Don’t forget to use the student’s name when leaving feedback. This provides a personalized touch to show that you genuinely care about the student’s progress.
Remember to leave positive reinforcement, but don’t forget to point out areas of struggle. Educational research shows that a ratio of 80% positive reinforcement to 20% negative reinforcement is the optimal balance. Your student and their parents will genuinely appreciate hearing positive praise coming from a foreign instructor.
In the next class, check for progress and see if the student has improved any. Remember that the parents are paying for their child to actually improve, so documenting your observations and providing feedback is crucial to doing so!
2. Use Total Physical Response (TPR) Methodologies to Help Your Student Be Involved in the Lesson
The above video is an official TPR overview from VIPKid, one of our partner companies with Genesis Foundry. (Click Here to Apply!)
The whole idea of TPR is to use body language to help the student understand what you are trying to communicate. It will also encourage the student to respond and speak with you more effectively.
Don’t speak using just words; use your entire body! The student will appreciate it more and your lessons will become more effective.
3. Use Props to Keep Your Students Engaged During the Lesson
The above video is an example of a veteran teacher and author of an ESL for kids textbook series. She uses a group of simple props to help make the lesson fun and engaging for the students.
You don’t need to spend a fortune buying sets of cards and puppets — in fact you may already have some materials in your house to make what you need.
Have fun with what you’re doing. Give your puppets a name, and make sure your students know them. Bring them back to illustrate new concept in later lessons. Get silly with it sometimes. And when your students lose focus or concentration, bring the puppet right back to keep their attention.
4. Always Be Assessing English Levels
You always need to be assessing and evaluating your student’s ability levels throughout your lessons, but especially so in the beginning, so that you can make adjustments in your lesson plans as needed.
Delivering a lesson that is too far from a student’s grasp is doomed to fail! Always begin by asking the simplest questions, such as “What is your name? What’s your age? What’s your favorite color?” Watch for the student’s reaction, and if they are able to answer, then ask more complicated questions, or follow-up questions such as “Why is your favorite color blue?” to further gauge ability.
Remember that younger students really need repetition in order to be successful. As adult native speakers, it is sometimes difficult for us to remember that young ESL learners need a lot of support to pick up the language. So remember to repeat vocabulary words, and have the students repeat them several times throughout the lesson. Then, in the next lesson, assess whether or not they remembered the word!
Do you know how important attitude is? The appearance on your face can make your student filled happiness once you meet them. Try to create a constructive classroom environment for your student starting with your own mental attitude towards the classroom.
Keep in mind that your student may never have met a foreign face before you, let alone ever spoke to one. Think about how important your class is for this student before you start the lesson each day!
Teaching is challenging but rewarding profession. Our students look up to us for both instruction and guidance, and we should always remember to keep a little smile on our face to help do our part.
Genesis Foundry is a recruitment agency for teaching English to kids online from the comfort of your own home. We encourage interested teachers to complete our 5-minute application today. Click here to apply!
Are you ready to drop the trap which is your 9-5 job and trade it for the comfort of your own home office? How does the prospect of traveling the job while you work on your notebook computer sound?
The truth is that it’s now possible, thanks to Genesis Foundry and our partner companies like ABC360, DaDaABC, VIPKid, and more.
Confused? We can explain it in a simple way.
These are some of the largest online teaching companies in China who work with students in grades Pre-K through 12. They providing teachers with an opportunity to teach ESL to these young learners. The best part is that you can do this from anywhere in the world.
Even if you don’t desire to travel the world while doing this job, it is still a great opportunity for those looking for part-time employment while adding valuable teaching experience to their resume.
Before you sign up, check and see if you met the required qualifications:
- Native English Speaker from US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand
- Have a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher
- Reliable Computer, Webcam, and Internet Connection
If you meet these requirements, stop reading NOW. Go here to start your application. These jobs are highly desired and the companies are running out of slots for teachers! Fortunately, Genesis Foundry is always making connections with new companies. When you apply with us, you are applying to all of the online jobs we have available.
On average, teachers work 15 hours per week, but we have have referred some teachers who work up to 30 hours per week. The pay varies in range, but with some schools it can go up to $40 an hour (no joke)!
Stages of the Application
When you send your application to Genesis Foundry, you can expect the following things to occur before you are formally hired:
- Genesis Foundry Screening Interview
- Company Interview
- Equipment Check/Test
- Demo Class
- Contract Signing
If you are able to complete these steps successfully, then you will have a job as an online English teacher!
The best part is that you do not need to create your own teaching materials – our partner companies provide you with ready-made teaching materials to use via their online teaching platform, which is similar to using Skype with a presentation plugin. All you need to do is be there for your eager students who are waiting for you!