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Your smartphone – a teaching resource in the 1:1 classroom Pt2

In Pt1… we saw how the calandar app… camera… maps… weather apps and Skype can be useful teaching and learning tools. … … Here are 4 more ideas using free
Skype, Facetime, Notes- common Smartphone apps give you lots of useful options for teaching real-life language skills in the 1:1 classroom. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/your-smartphone-a-teaching-resource-in-the-11-classroom-pt2/

Your smartphone – a teaching resource in the 1:1 classroom Pt1

This blog assumes that the majority of teachers reading it have a smartphone …if you don…t… you may want to after reading about what it can do for you….
All English language teachers know the value of using technology in our 1:1 homestay classroom – younger students expect it as the norm, teachers need it to avoid re-inventing the wheel every lesson. And we all have our favourite online teaching resou… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/your-smartphone-a-teaching-resource-in-the-11-classroom-pt1/

The Joys of Dropbox

… If you…re still printing off course documents… daily record of lessons and reports… filling them in by hand and then scanning them back onto the computer to send on to Direc
If you’re still printing off course documents, daily record of lessons and reports, filling them in by hand and then scanning them back onto the computer to send on to your homestay students, then the time has come to be introduced to Dropbox. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/the-joys-of-dropbox/

Pre-course emails – not just an ice-breaker

… Even after years of EFL teaching… first…day nerves are still there… both teacher and students alike use those initial first minutes to create first impressio
As a homestay teacher it’s vital you get as much information about your student before they actually arrive, and an email exchange provide the perfect opportunity. Sending your future student an email a couple of weeks before their arrival isn’t just comm… https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/pre-course-emails-not-just-an-ice-breaker/

Podcasts in 1:1 English language tuition

In our recent teacher training event… we talked about different ways podcasts can be exploited in the classroom. … … There are reputable websites with ready
Our recent teacher training event focused on various uses of technology in 1:1 homestay teaching. https://www.acornenglishhomestay.co.uk/blog/podcasts-in-11-english-language-tuition/

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