Joining online teacher groups is so important because community is everything. The ESOL teaching industry changes fast and you can learn a lot from groups of current teachers.
Join Facebook groups and Reddit groups to learn more about teaching English online. The Facebook group Hired Online ESL Teachers with Job Reviews has more than 25.3K members.
In addition to communities you can join, you can also sign up for professional development such as SABES. They have online workshops that help train online teachers.
Here are some great teacher groups to join.
10 online English teacher groups to check out:
- ESL Teacher Talk – A Facebook group with over 35,000 members for ESL teachers to share resources, ideas, and experiences.
- Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) – TESOL is a professional organization for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. They offer a variety of resources and support for ESL teachers. Go to their website and then go to the membership tab and click “Connect”
- English Teaching Forum – A discussion group on LinkedIn for English teachers around the world to share ideas and best practices.
- Teaching English Online – A Facebook group with over 100,000 members for teachers who teach English online. This group is a great resource for tips, advice, and support.
- ELT Ideas and Materials – A Facebook group with over 20,000 members where English teachers can share lesson plans, activities, and other teaching resources.
- English Teachers Worldwide – A Facebook group with over 55,000 members where English teachers can connect, share resources, and discuss teaching strategies.
- International Teacher Training Organization (ITTO) – ITTO offers online teacher training courses and a community for English teachers to connect and share ideas.
- Teaching House – Teaching House offers online TEFL courses and a community for English teachers to connect and share resources.
- The Online Teacher Resource – A Facebook group with over 11,000 members for online teachers to connect, share resources, and support each other.
- BusyTeacher.org – BusyTeacher.org is a website with a community of English teachers who share lesson plans, activities, and other teaching resources. They also have a Facebook group with over 70,000 members.
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