Health, Safety and
Mental Attitudes while
Teaching English Online
Optimize your personal well-being as an online English teacher!
Teaching online is flexible and convenient but can also have unforeseen effects on teachers’ physical and mental and health. Issues such as lack of workplace organization, incorrect desk posture, isolation, and a disrupted social life can take their toll, if unchecked. This course identifies the often-overlooked challenges online English teachers face and provides strategies to overcome them.
Module 1 Workspace Health and Safety
Module 2 Duty of Care
Module 3 Motivation and Networking
When you graduate, you’ll be able to:
Maintain optimal posture while spending hours at a desk to avoid the potential long-lasting damage of a largely sedentary job
Engage in social connections and grow a virtual professional support network while teaching online, similar to traditional, in-person teacher interaction
Articulate and apply best practices for handling instances of perceived abuse towards yourself or your students
Recognize and adjust physical hazards in your at-home workspace or the workspace of your student(s)
Navigate cultural differences and communication in the online environment
Describe motivational strategies to employ while working alone in the online setting, sometimes without a direct supervisor
Requirements to take this course:
18 years of age.
An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language).
Teaching experience or a general TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended).
Start anytime and work from any device.
Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.
Work at your own pace - complete in as little as 3 weeks!
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.
Certificate of completion
Qualify for jobs teaching online with a specialized certiﬁcation.
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