How to become a remote teacher?

We provide teachers, management and supervisory teams in your institution support as they take their first steps in online remote teaching. 

The British Council has many years of experience in delivering remote classes to students all over the world. For example, in Uruguay, the British Council has been working in partnership with Plan Ceibal to cater for the lack of trained and qualified English language teachers in the country, project managing the remote teaching of 80,000 primary schoolchildren aged 8- 11. In 2019 we compiled the findings of our experience in the book "Innovations in education: Remote teaching" (British Council, 2019).

During the last 5 years, we have learned a lot about what makes a good online teacher. We have developed this course based on our experience and that of our teachers, in order to support teachers, management and supervisory teams taking their first steps in remote teaching.

What the online teaching training will cover:

  • Use of video conferencing platforms
  • Essentials of remote teaching
  • The power of observation
  • Provide and verify instructions - differentiated instructions
  • Planning a remote lesson
  • Child protection
  • Inclusive teaching strategies
  • Project management in remote teaching. The managerial and supervisory role


Video conferencing platform


  • Teacher groups: 10 hours
  • Management and supervisory teams: 12 hours

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