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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.


Students: 15,152
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
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Blessing Alozie Nigeria Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language Course captures most of the experiences of adult learners struggling to integrate and make out life in a new English speaking environment. It is an overview of general experiences of adult English language learners. 2014-12-16 15:12:43
  • TANWEER AHMED India it is nice to learn about ESL / EFL FOR adult education 2014-12-16 15:12:07
  • Dr.Rakhi Gupta India This course is very easy to understand and useful for classroom teaching. I would recommend it to all the aspiring teachers as well as existing teachers already working as professionals. thanks a lot for the great course online. 2014-12-02 16:12:09
  • Ambachew Yohannes Birru United States of America It's good 2014-11-29 17:11:26
  • Jaques Murca Pires Brazil This is a very good course. 2014-11-04 21:11:37
  • Nashwa Awad Qatar i am interesting for learning english, it is a very good program 2014-11-04 13:11:35
  • Izzat Jamal Canada Very concise and understandable 2014-11-02 23:11:40
  • Hardi Fadhil Iraq I have seen many important tips about cultural differences, we should really pay attention to that point. 2014-10-17 23:10:00
  • Joann Valley United States of America I enjoyed it and learned a lot 2014-10-07 01:10:06
  • Rasha Osman Abdel Haliem Egypt I have moved through the course material I find it edifying, and informative. It covers all aspects of education. This is very helpful. I am highly interested in adding up more on using technology to enhance the teaching aspect and enhancing students' abilities. Good luck to all and hope the cite becomes more user-friendly, decrease the time of showing the advertisement and the material open up quickly ( it takes time in uploading) as time is money. 2014-10-03 07:10:59
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