In the light
of the COVID-19 crisis, the move to online learning has become a necessity for
most teachers across the UK, but it is a challenge for many who have no prior
experience of distance or online teaching.
Our team of Open University distance language teaching specialists has produced this toolkit to support colleagues from other higher education institutions. Based on our research and extensive experience in aspects of distance and online language learning, the help sheets in the toolkit highlight some of the principles of online language learning and give practical advice about how teachers can create an interactive online environment for their students to support language learning within a coherent and pedagogically informed framework.