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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

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Learn to teach English as a second language, make lesson plans, and classroom management skills with this free course.

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Did you know that over 1,125,000,000 people speak English as a second language? English opens doors. From business, to travelling, to starting a life in a new country, learning how to speak English can be a life-changing experience. No wonder it is such an in-demand skill! And now, with this free course, you can become the in-demand teacher who can provide that skill to the 5 billion people who don’t have it yet.

This free TESL course guides you through the essential learning theories and practices needed to be a TESL instructor. It details the needs of adult ESL learners, the learning styles of students, and describes the activities and exercises that improve students’ English language abilities. Finally it explains how to prepare for and conduct a lesson, including creating a lesson plan, classroom management, and holding tests.

There are millions of people in English-speaking countries who don’t speak English but really want to be able to. The ability to teach this language to them is not only a major career boost for yourself, but also a meaningful contribution to the lives of so many others. They want to start their journey into the English-speaking world, and now you can start your journey towards getting them there. But it only pays off if you stick with it, so use the motivation that got you this far and keep going! Start and stick with your learning journey today!

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;

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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