Jul 29

Ten Top Tips for Online CELTA TP #10

Ten Top Tips for Online CELTA Teaching Practice
#10 - Giving feedback online
This is the tenth and final video in a collection of the best advice for online CELTA from a range of highly experienced CELTA trainers. This tip is about ways to give feedback online.
Video transcript

If you are on an online CELTA course and you want some top tips to make your teaching practice go with a bang, then this is for you. I'm Jo Gakonga from ELT training.com. I'm an experienced CELTA tutor and assessor, and I've got a lot of friends who are also CELTA tutors, and I asked them for their best ideas for online TP. This is the final one, and I've got some ideas here for you to give feedback to your learners.

Feedback is a crucial part of teaching and online it might be a little bit more difficult to monitor, but you can get around and you can give people feedback. We've touched on this in videos before in this series, for example, using the chat box is a really helpful way of seeing how everybody's doing and picking up mistakes in order to give corrective feedback.

Another thing you could do is get groups in breakout rooms to do writing together, collaborative writing on a shared Google Doc where you can see what everybody's doing, which each group is doing at the same time. This is another way that you can offer corrective feedback within the group in the online Google Doc.

Another idea is to collect errors while you are monitoring. While you are going around the breakout rooms, monitor for mistakes, write them down. You can very quickly make these into multiple choice activities for delayed error correction, which will be useful for all of the learners.

I hope that these thoughts are useful and that the rest of this series has also given you some ideas for your online teaching practice.

I hope it goes really well. Bye-bye.