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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: 20,387
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 Post-Secondary
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Gerardo Gonzalez Dominican Republic This course has given me a couple different methods to be able to teach English to others. Highly appreciated. Thanks! 2015-03-18 22:03:41
  • Hia Liu Philippines English as a second language of many people today. It must to study of everyone for their own benefits. English is very demanding skills for those have profession, and even for those ordinary people. There is a power in English user. 2015-03-16 15:03:21
  • Ivan Williams Fiji I found the course comprehensive and very useful for a novice ESL teacher. Some statements of 'facts' 'with regard to teaching methodology and practice are questionable and some others are just wrong. For example, over all the years this College has been holding ESL courses we have had just one illiterate student. The final assessment has too many questions calling for only accurate recall. And the layout of the test should be improved so that all text can be read without having to move right and left on screen 2015-02-19 20:02:28
  • Mansoor Abdurahman India Fruitful theories, scientific information, simple and elegant way of retrieving ideas. Hats off to the publisher and everyone behind this effort. Kay Mansoor India. 2015-02-10 16:02:15
  • Emmanuelle Faria Lima Ireland Nice and wonderful course! 2015-02-09 17:02:25
  • Mahmoud Mawad Egypt Very good 2015-02-07 15:02:51
  • Nunu Khampepe Lesotho I can read and write English and am able to write reports and text in English but I cannot teach anyone, so this will help me to do this. 2015-02-06 10:02:29
  • 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
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