How to teach an engaging online lesson?

Follow our online teaching methodology ESAP - Engage / Study / Activate / Practise.

This is a methodology that you can apply to online lessons in order to engage learners and to ensure that learning outcomes are achieved.

Magdalena Kania introduces our online teaching methodology ESAP - Engage | Study | Activate | Practise.

Online lesson stages

Key characteristics

Tips & tricks from Magdalena Kania

  • exploiting interactive classroom tools to engage students with the lesson content from the very first minute
  • revising language material in a fun and entertaining way
  • creating more interactive and personalised learning experience for students
  • doing retrieval practice based on common error report from MyEnglishLab
  • using Interactive eBook to achieve learning objectives
  • learning according to students’ pace and abilities
  • addressing individual learning differences between students
  • overcoming the limitations of paper books
  • monitoring students’ performance in real time
  • automated scoring and reporting
  • instant feedback for students
  • using interactive activities, multimedia and various types of tools to enhance learning process
  • transforming the role of the teacher from sage on the stage to guide onthe side
  • developing self-learning skills
  • organising speaking tasks by managing microphones
  • pairing or grouping students in breakout rooms or in chat rooms
  • inviting learners to record their answers to a speaking task or type their answers to a writing task
  • nominating students to answer verbally
  • interactive online exercises
  • instant feedback for students
  • automated scoring and reporting
  • monitoring students’ performance online
  • checking if the lesson objectives have been achieved
  • saving time on marking

Online training ‘Gotowi na wszystko’

DiGi meetings - tips for Distance Teaching:

Our experts and methodological consultants will guide you through all digital tools and solutions that accompany our key courses, answering all your questions regarding online teaching on Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

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Learn more about our digital tools:

Pearson English Portal

The Pearson English Portal aligns on and offline English teaching and learning resources, bringing them together at a single access point; providing a comprehensive, easy to use learning management tool.

Enriched with a variety of digital resources, the portal encourages engagement, improves teaching, enhances the learning experience and improves outcomes.

Pearson English Portal offers a single access point to all of your online course components, including MyEnglishLab.

LEARN MORE

MyEnglishLab

MyEnglishLab offers interactive tasks and additional benefits, helping you to access learning anytime, anywhere.

For teachers MyEnglishLab provides automated marking, monitoring progress and can serve as an online messaging tool. For students the tool offers tips and feedback, as well as access to video and audio.

LEARN MORE

Where to find Access Codes?

  • If your students do have their workbooks – the access codes can be found inside the front cover and activated at english.com/activate.
  • No book, no problem! Please contact your local representative to find out how to access digital resources.

Test Generator

Learn more about our new Test Generator giving teachers the flexibility to easily create and administer individualized and unique online and paper tests for their students.

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eBooks

Learn more about our new interactive eBooks with interactive activities, automated scoring as well as video and audio at the point of use, giving students opportunities to develop their language according to their pace and abilities and making distance learning easier.

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Online training " W tym porządku jest metoda" with Magda Kania

Watch a recording of the webinar with Magda Kania and learn more about online teaching methodology ESAP. In this session, Magda Kania offers a lot of practical ideas about how to teach an engaging and enjoyable lesson online.

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Online Teaching Methodology ESAP

Equivalent of homework (paper workbook) in face-to-face lesson

  • interactive online exercises

  • instant feedback for students

  • automated scoring and reporting

  • checking students’ performance online

  • tailoring next lesson to target students’ weak areas

  • saving time on marking

Equivalent of warm-up and revision in face-to-face lesson

  • engaging students with lesson content from the very first minute
  • doing retrieval practice based on common error report from MyEnglishLab
  • creating more personalised learning experience for students

Equivalent of presentation and practice in face-to-face lesson

  • using Presentation Tool and sharing screen with students
  • avoiding lengthy teacher talking time
  • varying the pace of the lesson and type of activities
  • keeping students as active as possible
  • giving students enough time to practise new language (using peer teaching if possible)
  • giving students enough time to think of an answer before nominating a student to respond
  • using the whiteboard to give whole class feedback and the chat box to give personalised feedback to individual learners directly

Equivalent of production in face-to-face lesson

  • organising speaking tasks by managing microphones
  • pairing or grouping students in breakout rooms
  • nominating students to answer verbally
  • inviting learners to type an answer into the chat box

Equivalent of homework (paper workbook) in face-to-face lesson

  • interactive online exercises

  • instant feedback for students

  • automated scoring and reporting

  • monitoring students’ performance online

  • checking if the lesson objectives have been achieved

  • saving time on marking

DiGi meetings - tips for Distance Teaching:

Our experts and methodological consultants will guide you through all digital tools and solutions that accompany our key courses, answering all your questions regarding online teaching on Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

LEARN MORE

 

Learn more about our digital tools:

Pearson English Portal

The Pearson English Portal aligns on and offline English teaching and learning resources, bringing them together at a single access point; providing a comprehensive, easy to use learning management tool.

Enriched with a variety of digital resources, the portal encourages engagement, improves teaching, enhances the learning experience and improves outcomes.

Pearson English Portal offers a single access point to all of your online course components, including MyEnglishLab.

LEARN MORE

MyEnglishLab

MyEnglishLab offers interactive tasks and additional benefits, helping you to access learning anytime, anywhere.

For teachers MyEnglishLab provides automated marking, monitoring progress and can serve as an online messaging tool. For students the tool offers tips and feedback, as well as access to video and audio.

LEARN MORE

Where to find Access Codes?

  • If your students do have their  workbooks – the access codes can be found inside the front cover and activated at english.com/activate.
  • No book, no problem! Please contact your local representative to find out how to access digital resources.

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