issues and inconveniences of ESL teachers and their solutions

smnathalie

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Dear ESL teachers,

My team and I are working on the idea of a platform for ESL teachers to improve a process of preparation and conduction of online lessons, automation of routine tasks, and making teachers happier :geek:.

We would appreciate if you support our group of enthusiasts by answering these questions:
  • Which aspects of organizing your work, teaching and preparation for lessons are the least exciting, time-consuming and annoying? What would you delegate to an imaginary free fairy-assistant straight away?
    How do you solve these issues right know? What workaround do you use?
Let me know by answering in the thread. Zoom interview is also an option.

As a compliment to all respondents: we will share a list of online ESL-related tools and future free access to our platform 🤞.

Thank you and best wishes 💚,
Nathalie
 

Tarheel

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By "least exciting" do you mean "boring"?
 

smnathalie

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By "least exciting" do you mean "boring"?
it is intentionally free for interpretation ;) Boring is another way to describe it.
What is your take on either less exciting or boring activities?
 

Tdol

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How will it be different from existing platforms?
 

emsr2d2

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Dear ESL teachers,

My team and I are working on the idea of a platform for ESL teachers, to improve a the process of preparation and conduction of preparing and conducting online lessons, automation of automating routine tasks, and making teachers happier. :geek:.

We would appreciate if you would support our group of enthusiasts by answering these questions:
  • Which aspects of organizing your work, teaching and preparation for lessons are the least exciting, time-consuming and annoying? What would you delegate to an imaginary free fairy-assistant straight away?
    How do you solve these issues right know now? What workaround do you use?
Please let me know by answering in the this thread. A Zoom interview is also an option.

As a compliment thank you to all respondents, we will share a list of online ESL-related tools and future free future access to our platform. 🤞

Thank you and best wishes. 💚
Nathalie
 

Tarheel

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it is intentionally free for interpretation ;) Boring is another way to describe it.
What is your take on either less exciting or boring activities?
I'm not sure I understand the question. However, my "take" on boring activities is that they are boring.
 

probus

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@smnathalie: All the teachers on our site are volunteers, in other words unpaid. If we found the work boring we wouldn't do it. For myself, I do it simply to help others, because I believe that a good knowledge of English is one of the most useful things an ambitious youngster can do to get ahead in life. I suspect the motivations of many colleagues here are similar. In case you are unaware of it, in addition to this forum UE has a large collection of free resources for both students and teachers.

Nevertheless I wish you success in your new venture.
 
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emsr2d2

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@smnathalie - I note that you reported my post #5, stating that it was "passive aggression, not adding actionable input to the discussion". I can assure you that I was not being aggressive, passively or otherwise. I always correct errors in other people's posts. Many learners of English read all sections of the forum and we try to make sure that they see only correct(ed) English. If you're going to set up a platform for ESL teachers, you need to make sure that the English you use (especially as a non-native speaker yourself) is impeccable.
 
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