WHY I LOVE TEACHING ONLINE
Updated: Nov 1, 2021
For almost 2 years now I have been teaching Portuguese exclusively online. Do I recommend it? Oh yes, DEFINITELY! Would my students recommend it? They would, IT IS A SURE THING!
You might be wondering why I am such a fierce supporter of the online lessons. Here are THREE good reasons:
1. STAY CONNECTED – I was in Portugal the whole month of August 2021, and this did not stop me from continuing teaching. While I taught on the go, my students benefitted from insights into the Portuguese culture, and followed me to some amazing places! One of my lessons had the Douro valley in the background!
2. WE ALL BECOME MORE TECH SAVVY – yes, let’s face it, technology is a big giant sometimes. But this means you are always exploring new ways. My students and I have been sharing loads of content (written, audio, video) using different platforms, including the most common ones, such as WhatsApp. It has certainly been a learning curve and we are thirsty for more!
3. HOME SWEET HOME – yes, we do sit back comfortably and enjoy our lesson over a cuppa. Or not, if we prefer to sit at the desk and get our grammar drills going… and then have a cuppa.
I would love to hear your thoughts.