Welcome to Teaching English Online!

Specialization Program

As the e-learning industry continues to expand and evolve, it's important to have a firm foundational knowledge of the history, best practices, and strategies required to overcome any obstacles you may face in this industry. This course will provide you with the tools necessary to embark on a career teaching English online with a company, or on your own!

What will I learn?

Our Teaching English Online specialization program will give you all the practical knowledge necessary to excel as an online educator. This specialization is tailored for prospective and online educators of all experience levels. Throughout the course modules, we will take a deeper look at online education as a whole before diving into the ins-and-outs of teaching in the online English education industry. 

We hope to answer your most pertinent questions about teaching English online, such as:

  • Why has online education become so popular?
  • How is teaching online different than teaching in a traditional classroom?
  • What is a Learning Management System, and will I need to use one?
  • Who creates online educational content?
  • Do I need to know more about instructional design to teach online?
  • How can I build safe online communities for my students?
  • What will E-learning look like in the future?
  • And more!

There are many paths open to you as you pursue a career in online education. Whether you decide to pursue a position at an established online English education company or pursue your own personal projects, we believe this course has something for you!

About this course

Here's what's included:

  • Curriculum

    Five lesson units with assessments, one pre-course assessment, and one final cumulative assessment.

  • Downloadable Content

    10 downloadable resources to apply to your classroom, including behavioral contracts, infographics, and more!

  • Certificate

    Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital specialization certificate to showcase your enhanced knowledge.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    TEO Course Introduction

    • Teaching English Online: Introduction

    • TEO Pre-assessment

  • 2

    Unit 1: The Benefits of Online Learning

    • Module 1: Understanding E-learning

    • Module 1.1: History of E-learning

    • Module 1.2: Online Learning vs Traditional Education

    • Module 1.3: What is Blended Learning?

    • Module 1.4: Why Is Online Learning So Effective?

    • Module 1.5: The Benefits of Teaching EFL Online

    • Module 1.6: Getting Started

    • Unit 1: Assessment

  • 3

    Unit 2: E-learning Technologies

    • Module 2: What is a Learning Management System?

    • Module 2.1: E-learning Course Components

    • Module 2.2: Communication Tools Online

    • Module 2.3: Developing Technological Confidence

    • Module 2.4: Keeping Students Safe Online

    • Unit 2: Assessment

  • 4

    Unit 3: Developing Online Relationships and Rapport

    • Module 3: The Importance of Building Relationships Online

    • Module 3.1: How to Build Relationships Online

    • Module 3.2: Building Relationships Online —Activity Guide

    • Module 3.3: Providing Online Feedback

    • Module 3.4: Reflecting On Your Online Communication Methods

    • Module 3.5: Cultural Sensitivity in the EFL Online Classroom

    • Unit 3: Assessment

  • 5

    Unit 4: Presentation, Practice, and Production

    • Module 4: Introduction to Instructional Design

    • Module 4.1: Presentation

    • Module 4.2: Practice

    • Module 4.3: Production

    • Unit 4: Assessment

  • 6

    Unit 5: Overcoming Challenges in the EFL Online Classroom

    • Module 5: Managing Unexpected Circumstances

    • Module 5.1: Common Issues in the Online Classroom

    • Module 5.2: Online Behavior Management

    • Module 5.3: Time Management

    • Module 5.4: Reporting Issues in the Online Classroom

    • Unit 5: Assessment

  • 7

    TEO: Conclusion

    • The Future of E-Learning

    • Let's Practice Sample Answers

    • TEO Final Assessment


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 7 days for a full refund as long as your certificate has not been issued or within 15 days if you have not completed more than 20% of the course. If you have earned the certificate, a refund can't be issued, even within the 7-day window.

  • Will completing this course guarantee a job with Magic Ears?

    No, completing this course will not guarantee nor increase your chances for an interview or a hired teaching position with Magic Ears.

  • How will I receive my specialization certificate?

    Your certificate will be automatically generated once you have successfully passed the cumulative assessment.

  • Is this course only available to those applying with Magic Ears or current Magic Ears teachers?

    No! This program is available to anyone looking to gain more knowledge about Teaching English Online.

  • Is this course accredited?

    While not accredited by an outside agency, our team of experts used their combined years of industry knowledge to design this specialization to help you master Teaching English Online.