What are your top questions about teaching English online?

After 20 years teaching on 3 continents and who knows how many countries, I’ve just finished a whole year teaching entirely online.

No commutes.Β  No planes to catch.Β  No rushing to classrooms.Β  Β Just the ability to spend longer in each country (beaches in Thailand and summer in Tuscany) and a constant search for great wifi πŸ™‚

Anyway,Β  lots of people have asked for some training on how to get started or improve your teaching online, but I’d love to get more specific:

What are your top questions about teaching English online?

Do let me know, either in the comments here or on the Facebook page, and I’ll see if I can make up some training videos to help you all out!

Be genki,


P.S.Β  I’m ending my year online experiment with live shows & masterminds coming up soon, so do keep an eye on the blog!

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

3 Responses to “What are your top questions about teaching English online?”

  1. Tehseen Fatma

    I want to teach English online and i know i can. I want to know where to start? Do i start with one-to-one online classes (where i would get students via fb advertising), or a course. Could you please outline the steps and the best sequence for that.

    Also, my big concern is that i am not a native speaker. I can do the job well but i am uncertain about how i will be received. What are your thoughts on that as well?


  2. Natalia

    Hi. The questions.
    1. How to find students? Students of what age can I teach online effectively?
    2. What equipment should I have and what software should use. Which computer skills should I develop.
    3. How choose what to start with for students of different ages, levels of English and goals and requests (spoken English, exams, grammar…). Should I better use any textbook as a guideline? Where to find the best teaching materials and tools?
    4. How to teach grammar in effective, fun and memorable way. How to teach grammar for everyday use and for exam, you know, they are not the same.
    5. Pros and cons of one-on-one and group online teaching.
    6. How much can I earn by it?
    7. Time difference, how not to be complained by neighbours for singing “I’m a Superhero” at 3am.

  3. Ann

    Dear Richard, I’m amazing about your energy and positive. I’d like to teach online but I have limited computer skills. What kind of tools do you use? How do you do it? Where can I know and learn it? What is the rules for online teaching?
    How to keep students active and interested on the lessons?

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