Worried about how to continue teaching this pandemic? Education is quickly moving into the digital world. School’s across the globe have already closed on the wake of the corona virus pandemic – including here in the Philippines. As a result, teachers are suddenly faced with the hurdle on how they will continue to engage and facilitate the learning of the students.

Teaching online may seem like it’s the wave of the future, but it is happening now. Most of the teachers probably even considered making the switch from teaching traditionally to teaching online.

Online teaching can sound so wonderful but in reality, it requires just as much, if not more time and energy as traditional classroom courses. It also requires specific computer skills and learning strategies in order to be efficient.

Two key advantages of online teaching are flexibility and convenience since you get to meet students without having to go anywhere yourself.  

このパンデミックがどのくらい続くか心配ですか? 教育の世界は今、急速にデジタル社会に移行しています。 コロナウイルスのパンデミックをきっかけに、世界中の多くの学校は閉鎖しています。(フィリピンも含む)そのため、講師は生徒とどのように接して、どう勉強を続けさせるのかという問題に直面しています。




Advantage 利点

1. Flexibility 柔軟性

Teaching online is a lot more challenging that it may seem. In our case, we still follow the same schedule just like the traditional setting. Flexible hours are a big help because it won’t interfere with your work schedule or social life.


2. Convenience 利便性

No one can deny that it is much more convenient to use a video call compared to standing face to face. Moreover, our ‘commute’ is cut down to 3 minutes. You can wear a nice, professional top and wear your pajama bottoms.


We know there are also drawbacks to teaching online. Consider these cons if you feel the same way as I am.


Disadvantage 欠点

1. The inevitable disconnection 回線の悪さ

This is one of the biggest problem for online teachers since our internet connection is not as fast compared to other countries, sometimes it can be spotty depending on the day. We will need to account for what was missed or misheard during a momentary lapse of connection.


2. Interaction limits 相互性のリミット

When we are in front of the classroom, we can better gauge what our students’ moods are. If they are coming from a long day and are tired, we can adjust our plan to better match what they need at that time. This is much more difficult to do when are seeing someone through a video call. Facial expressions aren’t as noticeable and the call may lag.



Work from home has become a mainstay of quarantine life. In general, we have to embrace to the new normal and discover the virtual teaching so we can continue imparting knowledge to our students.

For the students, they can continue learning the English language by enrolling to our online courses since CEGA is offering online classes in which students can choose their own schedule for their own convenience and availability.







* Collaborative editing by CEGA’s staff and teacher Liezel