Welcome eTeachers to the CORE Training Course. Please complete the simple registration form in the link below to get started. As a registered participant, you will receive a reminder before the next submission deadline (any personal information collected will be kept confidential and handled according the Hong Kong privacy act). Thanks for joining the Core Course.

Course Registration


Decide what you need

The Core Training Course is divided into 5 Units of 2 or 3 Sections each. Each Unit is focused on a fundamental skill of good teaching. Each Section offers step-by-step, straightforward instruction on the apps that best support the teaching skill of that Unit. Course participants must complete at least one Section from each Unit. Note that Section 4.1 Google Blogger is mandatory, as you will be asked to submit your assignment via the teacher blog that you create with Google Blogger.  

Please preview the Units and Apps to decide which sections you will complete, based on your own training needs and what will be most helpful in your own teaching. In the “Course Materials” section of this site, you should watch the short Introduction to each Unit as an overview. You can then look at the training videos and course manual for each unit to get familiar with the apps for each section.

Unit 1 – Presentation

1) Watch the Introduction

2) Choose 1-2 Sections

    Google Slides

   Pear Deck

Unit 2 – Interaction

1) Watch the Introduction

2) Choose 1-2 Sections



Unit 3 – Evaluation

1) Watch the Introduction

2) Choose 1-3 Sections


    Google Forms

    Google Quizzes

Unit 4 – Organization

1) Watch the Introduction

2) Choose 1-2 Sections

    Google Blogger


   Google Classroom

Unit 5 – Extension

1) Watch the Introduction

2) Choose 1-3 Sections

    QR Code Generator

    Online Voice Recorder



Take the course

Complete the course by watching the Unit Introductions and the training videos of the sections you have chosen to complete. All of the course materials are available on the “Course Materials” page. The videos of each unit will provide a thorough introduction to apps that support English teaching skills, with examples of how the apps can be used in the English classroom. The downloadable course manual provides a useful reference and guide. When you’re ready:

1) Watch the Unit Introduction and the app training videos

Watch the unit introduction video first for an overview of the teaching skill featured in that unit. After the introduction, watch the tutorial video of each section you are interested in.
The videos demonstrate how to use most of the essential features of the app, and will show you how to create examples of content to demonstrate your own learning.

As you complete each section, you can work at your own pace, completing one section per week, or one section per day. You can even use the YouTube settings to play the videos at a faster or slower speed
to turn on English subtitles, making the instruction easy to follow.

2) Follow course manual

The comprehensive course manual is available to use side-by-side the videos, or independently, according to your preference.
The manual provides screenshots to support your learning of the apps on a step-by-step basis.

Download Here

3) Take notes

While watching the training videos, take notes in the Notes section of the course manual, either online or offline. For example, you can use the Notes section to summarize, reorganize, and brainstorm your teaching ideas. Notes are also helpful as you think about preparing the course assignment for each section.


Complete your assignment

Section 4.1 Google Blogger Checklist

Guests and visitors are very welcome to watch the Core Course videos and use the course manual to support their I.T. training. There is no obligation to complete the course for a certificate. But if you want a CPD Certificate from the Education University of Hong Kong, Department of English Language Education, you must submit an assignment for each section you complete.

The assignment is simple evidence that you know how to use each app. Refer to the Checklist section at the end of each section of the course manual. The Checklist will help you to keep track of your learning progress and know what is required for each section. A model blog (linked below) is provided for your reference. Please make sure you tick all the boxes on the checklist before you submit all the evidence of your learning to your own teacher blog!


Review the course requirements

Refer to the sample assignment blog we made here to model the evidence required for the Core Course. Upload evidence of your own examples to your own teacher blog before the course deadline.

As demonstrated in our sample blog, your assignments are presented on a teacher blog made with Google Blogger (in Section 4.1 of the course). You must create one post for each section of the course you completed to showcase the evidence of your learning. Please make sure you include all the evidence as demonstrated in our sample blog. You can also refer to the Evidence section at the end of the course manual for details.

For your convenience, you can also download the Evidence section as a separate document here.

Sample Assignment Blog

Visit Here


Download Here


Submit your assignment

When you are finished and ready to submit your assignment blog for a Certificate of Completion, complete the submission form by following the link below. We will review your blog as soon as possible after the deadline and, if all the requirements are fulfilled, approve your Certificate of Completion.

Submit Your Assignment

Please note that all the assignments are submitted ONLY for the purpose of reviewing your understanding of each training section of the course. No assignments will be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted without your permission.

To help us continue to improve our training course, please complete this feedback form. Thank you!


What is the Core Course about?

The eTEACHERS.online Core Course is a practical online course that provides hands-on training for 12 apps, with tips on how to use them for effective technology-enhanced English teaching. 

Who is the Core Course for?

  1. All primary and secondary level English teachers
  2. All pre-service English teachers
  3. Teachers in higher education
  4. Tutors or parents of students learning English
  5. Anyone interested in learning more about how eResources support student learning

Short answer: Anyone!

How does the Core Course work?

Everything you need for the course can be found here

To summarize: 

  1. Enroll in the course and note the deadline
  2. Download a digital copy or print the course manual
  3. Familiarize yourself with the Core Course materials and videos, starting with https://eteachers.online/etraining/course-about/
  4. Make sure you have a functioning microphone/webcam on your computer – or a laptop with both built-in
  5. Know how to take screenshots on your computer
    (tip: Windows keyboard shortcut: ⊞+Shift+S; MacOS keyboard shortcut: Shift++4)
  6. Be sure to have a Google account you use for logging in to apps (Don’t have one yet? Create one here.)
  7. Get started by watching the Course Introduction video here, then dive into Unit 1!

Are the resources that are taught in the Core Course free?

Yes and No. Some of the apps are totally free; others have introductory plans that include free but limited service or full service but for a limited time. Teachers can decide for themselves whether to continue with a free version, buy a subscription for all the features, or ask their school about possible reimbursement.

How can I find more examples of how to use the apps?

Our website https://eteachers.online/ regularly shares videos and posts of teachers’ ideas and experience-sharing. Have a look around the eTeachers Section (https://eteachers.online/eteachers/).

How can I get in touch?

We hope you enjoy the course and find it useful. If you have any questions or need some assistance, please contact: Miss Annie Yung (eteachers@eduhk.hk).