October 2023: Navigating Challenges in Online English Teaching: Exam Preparation Courses and Effective Solutions

In this webinar, we will focus on the complexities of online English teaching, particularly in the context of exam preparation. We identify the unique challenges that teachers and learners face and offer practical solutions to address them.

For teachers, challenges include adapting teaching methodologies to the online environment, managing diverse learning styles, and providing personalised support. Solutions include customising lesson plans, using interactive and engaging materials, and offering individualised feedback. We also provide examples and case studies to illustrate effective solutions in action.

Learners encounter challenges like motivation and self-discipline, technological issues, and language barriers. We suggest solutions such as setting clear goals and schedules, offering tech troubleshooting resources, and providing language support options. Real-world success stories from learners further emphasise these solutions.

We also explore a range of tools for effective online teaching, including Learning Management Systems (LMS), interactive language platforms, and collaboration tools.

The webinar concludes with a recap of key points and an optimistic view of the future of online English teaching, where these challenges can be turned into opportunities for growth and success.


Vicky is an experienced ELT teacher, trainer, executive director and online IELTS Trainer and regularly delivers education workshops and talks and is currently writing an exciting IELTS study resource. A TESOL Educator, CUP Teacher Trainer, TOEFL & IELTS & GMAT & GRE Lecturer and Cambridge English Examiner, Vicky also runs the online school, Virtual Educators Ltd.

Vicky Bagheri

Sensations English lesson resources are great for today’s learners.

Sensations English was a finalist in the 2021 British Council ELTons award for Innovation in Learner Resources and won two British Council ELTons commendations! The first, for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, recognised the global and social range of our English learning content, covering contemporary issues and giving learners access to a wide range of issues and global English voices.

Secondly, we were the only winners of the British Council’s inaugural commendation for Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action! Our content covers such a diverse range of climate and sustainability content, opening learners’ minds to global issues and efforts to resolve them, giving learners the language to engage and raise their voices in this vital area of life.

How Sensations English works

Our lesson resources make equality, diversity and inclusion and sustainability a central element of language learning. We recognise learners as multi-competent speakers and multicultural citizens who are eager to share their ideas and engage with others on important topics in their lives.

The high-quality, global, news-based study resources take a person-centred approach, representing diverse cultures and identities across our seven learning themes. The wide range of video and article news reports includes interactive games and study tools that connect the issues with students’ language learning.

As all resources are graded at five levels (A2-C1), they make sometimes complex topics accessible to all learners. With Sensations English, it’s easy to explore language features and improve sub-skills using inclusive resources which also help to connect lessons to learners’ own situations and experiences. This helps learners to think about their own contexts and develop their own voices.

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