Jalena Johnson

Jalena Johnson, AKA "Lena," lives in South Carolina. She's a military veteran completing her doctorate in business administration. Lena has been teaching, homeschooling, and working with children for over 10 years. She's TEFL certified and currently teaching English online to students abroad. She enjoys traveling, writing, music, great food, and having tons of laughs! Her motto and life approach is "Teach from the heart."

Posts by Jalena

an ESL teacher asking CCQs.

Do You CCQ? Using Concept Checking Questions in the ESL Classroom

“Do you understand?” “Does that make sense?” “Do you have it?” It doesn’t matter how a teacher might ask, these types of questions are not the most effective attempts at checking comprehension with ESL students, who might simply say “yes” whether they understand or not. Using concept checking questions (CCQs), on the other hand, is […]

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Teaching English Online Salaries – How Much Can I Make?

Teaching English online is a rapidly growing field, as people in all fields seek flexible, well-paid work they can do from home. Fortunately, teaching online presents a solution! But can you support yourself working as an online teacher? Teaching English online salaries depend on your qualifications and the specific job, so you can expect to […]

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What’s the Typical Hiring Process for Online Teaching Jobs With Companies?

If you’ve been thinking about teaching English online, you’ve probably browsed through the many jobs with online tutoring companies. Are you ready to take the next step and apply? An online English teacher shares what to expect during the hiring process.

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How Do I Prepare for a TEFL/TESOL Interview? 

Teaching interviews for online or classroom-based teaching jobs can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re new to the field of TEFL/TESOL, but it helps if you know what to expect! We’ll share tips to help you interview for your dream job with confidence.

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Code switching for group vs one-on-one online English classes

A Comparison: Teaching One-on-One vs. Group Online English Classes

While the general teaching methodology is the same when teaching one-on-one or group classes, there are some differences to be aware of, including the time allotted to teach, the content you present, and how you give student feedback.

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