Cuando hacemos una clase de inglés virtual se introduce una nueva jerga o una serie de expresiones para entender que todo funciona, para saber si alguien se une a clase o para comprobar si alguien tiene problemas técnicos. Si estás realizando actualmente un curso de inglés a través de un aula virtual o vas a realizarlo este verano, te recomendamos prestar atención a estas expresiones en inglés. ¡Te serán muy útiles!

Para hablar de las características de la clase virtual

  • Can you mute your audio please?
  • Can you turn on your video?
  • I’m going to share my screen so that we can all see that.
  • Can you write your answers in the chat box now?
  • Would you mind if I record this activity?
  • Just follow the instruction on the screen to break out for the next activity.

Para decir cuando la gente marcha o se incorpora

  • I can see that Joan is about to join us now.
  • I think Sara has just left the meeting.
  • I’m afraid I have to leave the session early today.
  • Sue has just joined so let me fill her in.
  • Are you still there?

Para hacer que todos tengan la oportunidad de hablar

  • OK, let’s start with a roll call.
  • Let’s speak one at a time. Henri, you start first.
  • Let’s go round and comment one by one.
  • Sorry for interrupting but…
  • Shall we let John comment on that now?
  • Can I just jump in for a second here?
  • Sorry, Alex. I’d like to come in here if I may?

Para preguntar por timings

  • How long do we have for this activity?
    When do we have to return to the main classroom?
    Can you all answer the poll about the time of the break, please?

Para pedir a la gente que hable de una determinada manera

  • Could you speak more slowly/loudly, please.
  • I’m going to put myself on silent/mute while I’m looking for that.
  • Can you repeat that, please?

Para enviar documentos durante la sesión

  • I’ll send you that after the class.
  • I’ll post the link in the chat right now.
  • I’ll paste that into the General conversation.

Para decir que tienes un problema de audio u otro problema técnico

  • I can’t hear you very well. There’s an echo. Are you connected with two devices?
  • Can you move your webcam slightly so we can see you better?
  • The sound quality is much better now.
  • There’s a bit of a delay.
  • Can you turn up the volume?
  • You’ve frozen. I can hear you but it’s a bit jerky.
  • The screen’s gone blank.

Y para acabar y para darle un poco de humor, no te pierdas este video de cómo es una conferencia en la vida real.