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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language


Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Learn more about teaching English as a second language.


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Course Description

English is the international language of business and opens up many opportunities to non-native speakers. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) instructors provide a valuable service to immigrants in English-speaking countries.
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This free online course introduces the essential learning theories and practices needed to be a TESL instructor. The course details the needs of adult ESL learners, the learning styles of students, and how to facilitate intercultural communication in the classroom. Following this, it describes the activities and exercises that increase student comprehension of the English language. Finally it explains how to prepare for and conduct a lesson including creating a lesson plan, classroom management, and conducting tests. This free online course is ideal for fluent English speakers who wish to teach the English language in an English-speaking country. It will also be of interest to people who are considering teaching English as a foreign language or anyone who wants to know more about teaching and learning theories.

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To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to: - Describe adult learning theories and utilise these theories in an ESL lesson; - Explain and utilise language teaching methods in ESL instruction; - Describe the five stages of Second Language Acquisition and facilitate these stages in ESL lessons; - Explain and employ ESL classroom management strategies; - Create effective ESL lesson plans; - Deliver ESL grammar lessons that meet the needs of ESL learners; - Create effective assessments that meet required standards of validity and reliability;


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Module Title
Module 1: The Learner
Module 2: Student Comprehension
Module 3: Teaching and Assessing
Module 4: Teaching English as a Second Language Assessment

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Course Title Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language
Course # 602
Course Publisher Marina Arshavskiy
Course Category 91
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Course Description  English is the international language of business and opens up many opportunities to non-native speakers. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) instructors provide a valuable service to immigrants in English-speaking countries. This free online course introduces the essential learning theories and practices needed to be a TESL instructor. The course details the needs of adult ESL learners, the learning styles of students, and how to facilitate intercultural communication in the classroom. Following this, it describes the activities and exercises that increase student comprehension of the English language. Finally it explains how to prepare for and conduct a lesson including creating a lesson plan, classroom management, and conducting tests. This free online course is ideal for fluent English speakers who wish to teach the English language in an English-speaking country. It will also be of interest to people who are considering teaching English as a foreign language or anyone who wants to know more about teaching and learning theories.
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Release Date 13 June 2013
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only None
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Athambawa Abdul Jabbar Sri Lanka What a smart course it is to learn Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)! Thanks a lot for the course. 2015-01-17 23:01:19
  • Piumi Madushika Sri Lanka i thing teaching English as a second language course is very important for good teachers. 2015-01-14 05:01:47
  • Tanya Sorrels Muniz United States of America That was a very good review and start for TESOL teachers. 2015-01-10 20:01:23
  • DE'MARLEY WILLIAMS Jamaica Ths course was very informative, it is compact with much information and tips for TESL instructors. (Wish they had a TEFL course also) The testing method is also easy, efficient and to the point. It was a good one! 2015-01-09 03:01:07
  • David Bravo Ortiz Spain Really interesting and useful course 2015-01-03 09:01:03
  • Myrna Silvestry United States of America Because I am a K-3 teacher, I did not know all the considerations the teacher have to teach the ESL. Not only because you want to speak English, or you want a better position at your job is that the considerations like your; education, culture, motivation ,economics an much more of it, make the ESL TEACHING, one of the most complex and complete teaching. 2015-01-01 21:01:08
  • Paulette Peters South Africa The introduction was very informative and clear. 2014-12-29 21:12:18
  • Hood Adam Indonesia Important topic. 2014-12-29 12:12:51
  • Hood Adam Indonesia It's very important to know the importance of the language that you are going to teach in the modern life.Hence you try to follow the logic steps for teaching it correctly to your students. 2014-12-29 12:12:20
  • peter monday Other Tell the way that i can speak English well 2014-12-22 08:12:00
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