Since everyone's been talking about the benefits of using ChatGPT at the workplace, I thought that I would also give it a go. My biggest day-to-day struggle is coming up with new and engaging ESL lesson plans. I've been using the same A2 trial lesson plan for a year now and I've finally decided that… Continue reading A2 trial lesson plan by ChatGPT
B1 – Cinema of the Future
This is the third lesson of the Preply course - Culture Vulture. This lesson is based on a short video on the history of cinema and everchanging technology which affects people's watching habits. It's a perfect opportunity for students to learn something more about the cinema while talking about their film preferences and cinema habits. The… Continue reading B1 – Cinema of the Future
One year on Preply🎊
Exactly one year ago, I sat through my very first lesson on Preply. I was unsure if this adventure would end sooner than it started, but 12 months later, here I am, still talking about it. Sit down, relax and read the story about the time I was questioning my solo venture when suddenly an… Continue reading One year on Preply🎊
B1 – Are you a Bookworm?
Are you a Bookworm? is my second lesson of the Preply course titled Culture Vulture. As the title suggests, the class shifts its focus from music to books. Even though the lesson is on reading habits, the primary purpose of this class is speaking. As I've mentioned before, I gave much more thought to this group class… Continue reading B1 – Are you a Bookworm?
B1 – Choosing a Place to Live
A quick update on the new group lessons on Preply - they aren't going as well as I hoped for. To have a class, you need at least two people to sign up for the class. Unfortunately, I keep getting stuck on one student only! This hasn't stopped me from continuing with group lesson planning… Continue reading B1 – Choosing a Place to Live
B1 – Our Home, Our World
The unthinkable has happened! On 12th September, I received a mysterious e-mail from someone from Preply, inviting me to be one of the course tutors. Obviously, I accepted! How could I not? I've been teaching Preply ready-made group lessons for about five months now, and it felt like the next natural step in my online… Continue reading B1 – Our Home, Our World
Do online platforms promote ‘lazy’ teaching?
Nowadays, with the online teaching platforms springing up like mushrooms, anyone who speaks English can become an EFL teacher. Even though having a teaching certificate can give you leverage over other unqualified teachers, it doesn't mean that you can't be successful with it. For many, teaching online is a side hustle and an easy way… Continue reading Do online platforms promote ‘lazy’ teaching?
Preply – So…when does it get good?
I have been a Preply tutor for almost five months, and as I've said before, it was an instant success. As with anything in life, some people may have an experience completely different from mine. The other day I was asked if the platform gets any better. Here is a post tackling this question. I… Continue reading Preply – So…when does it get good?
Group lessons on Preply
Preply is an online teaching platform that I've been using for the last three months. It's mostly known for its 1:1 lessons, but recently I received a notification saying that I'd be an ideal candidate for their group lessons. After some thinking, I decided to give it a go and see if this option is… Continue reading Group lessons on Preply
One month on Preply
On 24th February 2022, I had my very first Preply class. Now, a little over a month later, I've gathered some Preply experience and statistics that I'd like to share with you and think about my next steps on the platform. Let me walk you through my humble beginnings and a successful month on Preply.… Continue reading One month on Preply