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Online Teaching Resources

Due to the growing interest in moving language teaching online, we've created a selection of resources to assist you make the transition. 

There are a broad range of diverse links below relating to online teaching, e.g. free online courses to help you get started, information about ICTs for language teaching, resource repositories, webinars about online teaching and so much more. 

We hope this information helps you to deepen your understanding of online teaching and learning. If a link doesn't take you to your designated spot, try copy and pasting it instead. 

Free online courses: Teaching online and more

FutureLearn Course: Teaching English Online

This free course started 16 March, but you can still join and take part. This platform provides diverse online courses for teachers and learners alike.

Open Learn Course: Take your Teaching Online

Open Learn is provided by the Open University and offers a broad range of free online courses many of which are relevant to language teaching and learning.

Lessons-in-Self: COVIDeo Wellbeing Tips 

Online teaching tips:

Cambridge: useful blog posts about getting started with online teaching 

ELT Buzz (David Deubelbeiss): Corono virus special which includes topics such as teaching with zoom, working remotely and more.

OUP: blog posts about online teaching

Resource repositories: many of these repositories have open educational resources (OER) that you can adapt for language teaching. They also provide information about ICTs for teaching online. 

BC Campus: diverse open textbooks and other resources

Guternberg project: free ebooks

ICT-REV project: this site offers a diverse inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources. Each tool has been evaluated against a set of criteria regarding its suitability for language teaching and learning. Click on the tool you are interested in to access its evaluation.

LibriVox: free audiobook collection

MERLOT: broad range of resources

OER commons: broad range of resources

UNESCO’s distance learning solutions: this site provides a vast collection of links to educational applications, resource repositories, MOOCs and more:

University of Cambridge: broad range of resources

WISC online: broad range of resources

Specific tools for teaching online:

Microsoft Teams



Webinars and training videos

The International Language Coaching Association: provides free webinars about various topics including psychology and well-being.

National Geographic: offers webinars, teaching resources, lessons and more.

Pearson Part 2: provides practical tips about teaching online and distance learning.

Russell Stannard: offers teachers a range of videos about online teaching and tools for language learning.

Serveis Lingüístics de Barcelona: this webinar discusses specific tools for online teaching and looks at both synchronous and asynchronous modes of teaching online.