Welcome to the second Off2Class webinar of 2017!
For this edition, we’ve invited Chris Rush from Better Business English to coach you on how to build trust with your ESL students.
Why is is it important for you to build trust with your ESL students? Think of trust as the key ingredient. It will allow you to enter into a positive relationship with a new student. It’s the gatekeeper. You won’t get a chance to show off how great of a teacher your are until you’ve established trust with your new student.
Communication with prospective students should be focused on establishing trust.
If you’re teaching online building trust is further complicated by the fact that you only have a digital relationship with the student (emails and hopefully a video call). Think about how much mistrust is present on the Internet! It’s not surprising that online ESL students are naturally mistrustful of new online teachers.
Today’s webinar is all about structuring your communication and consultation process so it has the maximum chance to build trust with your ESL students.
Watch: ‘How to Build Trust with Your ESL Students’
About the host:
Chris Rush has been teaching English exclusively online since 2012. He has taught over 1,000 students from over 100 countries, and he helps teachers successfully make the transition to online teaching. You can read more about Chris’ story here.
This is the second webinar that Chris has held for Off2Class. You can watch How to Give a Great Trial ESL Lesson here.
Off2Class is an ESL Teacher Toolkit designed for blended environments (screen-equipped classrooms, online lessons, and one-2-one tutorials). It’s comprised of a vast Lesson Content Library, a Free Placement Test and Free Interactive Games.
We regularly host webinars that touch on topics that are important to ESL teachers. As a reminder, you can watch all of our webinars here.