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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Learn how to teach English as a second language (TESL) in this free online training course.

Publisher: Marina Arshavskiy
This course lays out the five stages of second language acquisition. We provide practical tips to show you how to help learners reach these stages in your classroom. We also examine the needs of adult English as a second language (ESL) learners and compare various learning styles. We then describe activities and exercises that can improve students’ English language abilities. Sign up to acquire a skill that opens doors worldwide.
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This free teaching English as a second language (TESL) course guides you through the essential learning theories and practices needed to be a qualified TESL instructor. We outline the most important contemporary adult learning theories and explain how to utilize them in an ESL lesson. The course explores the five stages of second language acquisition and shows you how to facilitate these stages in your classroom by grounding your new understanding of theory in practical lessons.

The course then identifies the needs of adult ESL learners and compares various learning styles. We provide activities and exercises that improve students’ English language abilities and explain how to prepare and conduct a lesson. We demonstrate how to create a lesson plan, particularly grammar lessons that meet the needs of ESL learners. The course covers classroom management and provides the skills you need to teach in any environment. We also show you how to set tests that meet the required standards of validity and reliability.

There are millions of people, including in English-speaking countries, who don’t speak the language but really want to. The ability to teach English can boost your career and let you make a meaningful contribution to the lives of others. People across the globe are keen to start their journey into the English-speaking world, and this course trains you to help them do so. This course suits those with a strong grasp on English who are looking to turn that skill into a career.

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