teaching resources for online ESL tutors
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Our core curriculum and beginners level resources all use our interactive slides format designed specifically for online teaching:
- Students can directly interact with the slides (depending on your online classroom software)
- Drag-and-drop activities
- Fun games and quizzes
- Embedded songs and video dialogues
Check out this sample lesson, or view sample lessons by course below. To view the full curriculum map, including future lessons in development, please click here.
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Click on each unit to view the lessons, including sample lessons for you to try out for free – no sign-up required! A full overview of the curriculum, including future plans (new lessons are added every week!) can be found here. Core courses are packaged together under an affordable subscription price.
Extension courses are designed to accompany the core curriculum by adding additional practice on a range of interest-based topics. Whether your learners love science, need extra reading practice or are looking to prepare for formal exams, add in relevant extension courses for them!
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Abridge Academy curriculum is still new and under development. We are therefore inviting ESL teachers to join us as beta testers, trying out the curriculum resources for free for the next three months. During that time, we will be working to expand the number of available lessons while listening to your valuable feedback and suggestions. Thank you for joining us!
Yes! Click on the units above to view a list of lessons, including a number of sample lessons available free of charge without a subscription.
Additionally, as a beta tester your first three months are totally free, enabling you to try out the full set of resources before committing. Note that payment details will be required at checkout, however you can cancel your subscription anytime.
For your convenience, your subscription will automatically renew each month.
If you wish to cancel your subscription, simply log into your account and cancel anytime.
If there is an error processing your subscription payment, please be aware that you will lose access to the resources until the fee has been paid. You can update your payment details and resume your subscription within your profile.
Please click on the units above to see a full list of lessons per unit. Currently, we have over 50 lessons in total (including the core curriculum courses and expansion courses)
We are adding new lessons every week, so there will always be plenty of content to keep your students happy!
Our resources are designed as a kids curriculum, with lots of fun games, songs and interactive activities aimed at young learners. Additionally, some of our more advanced resources are designed for a teenage age range, with more formal styling and topics more of interest to teens.
We would recommend that levels A1-A2 are broadly appropriate for learners aged 3-8 years old with an elementary or beginners level of English. Levels B1-B2 are aimed at the 8-14 year old age group, with an intermediate level of English.
However, these are just rough guidelines – always consider first the level and needs of your students.
These resources are designed for both one-on-one and small group (typically up to six students) classes. This includes the games and activities.
You may also find most resources still work well for larger class sizes, however it may be challenging from a class management perspective if you wish for learners to use the interactive tools.
Yes! Unlike the majority of educational resources companies (who do not allow for-profit use), our subscriptions come with a commercial licence as standard. There are also no restrictions on the number of students you can teach.
You are welcome to use these resources for teaching live classes through your independent online teaching business. You can also use the curriculum content in your marketing or class descriptions.
Please note however that if you are an agency with multiple tutors, each tutor will need a separate login and subscription. Please feel free to contact us for group discounts. Our system can detect and will automatically block users who are sharing accounts.
Please also be aware that we do not permit sharing, reselling or redistribution of the resources outside of the Abridge Academy site.
These resources are suitable for any online teaching platform which allows screensharing. In particular, we have tested the resources on Zoom, Zhumu, Voov (Tencent Meeting), ClassIn, DingTalk and Teach with Koala.
Note that some of these platforms do not allow two-way interaction (as required for your students to be able to directly engage with the games/ activities). The resources do still work very well simply with you moving the elements on the slides on their behalf, but for younger learners who enjoy playing with the slides we would particularly recommend Zoom (using the “remote control” feature), ClassIn or Teach with Koala.
Please be aware that, due to the interactive elements, you cannot download the resources to your computer to re-upload to your online classroom software.
Our resources are fully compatible with both computer and mobile devices, from the teacher’s end. This means that you can teach from any device, from anywhere!
However, do be aware that some online teaching software is not compatible with mobile devices – for example, Zoom’s “remote access” feature (required for students to be able to interact directly with the slides, e.g. moving things on the screen) is currently only available if both you and your students are using computers or laptops. You can still screenshare as normal and move the interactive elements from the teachers’ end on any device, it is just that your students will be restricted to Zoom’s built in annotation tools only. This unfortunately is outside of our control, please contact Zoom for assistance.
Yes! Our resources come with a commercial licence as standard. You can teach live classes with any company, and can use these resources in your marketing materials if you wish.
Some platforms may ask to see proof that you have permission to use the teaching resources, please contact us if you need assistance.
Our resources are fully white-labelled (with no branding/ logos) and we do not require you to credit Abridge Academy in your class listings/ marketing.
However, if you do wish to reassure learners that they will be following a formal, trusted curriculum, you may state that you are “using the Abridge Academy curriculum”. Note that we do not endorse teachers and you may not use terms such as “partner” in order to avoid misleading learners.