Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language - Revised
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This free TESL course guides you through the essential learning theories and practices needed to be a TESL instructor. It first describes the most important adult learning theories in use today and how to utilise these theories in an ESL lesson. You will then learn about the five stages of Second Language Acquisition and how to facilitate these stages in your classroom, so that you can gain directly practical knowledge backed up by accepted theory.
Next, the course 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. This will include how to create a lesson plan, in particular grammar lessons that meet the needs of ESL learners. You will then receive a strong set of guidelines and advice for how to manage a classroom and hold tests that meet required standards of validity and reliability.
There are millions of people, including in English-speaking countries, who don’t speak English but really want to. The ability to teach this language will not only be a major career boost for yourself, but also a meaningful contribution to the lives of so many others. Students everywhere want to start their journey into the English-speaking world, and by taking this course you can help get them there. So use the motivation that got you this far and keep going!Start Course Now
The Learner - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
Knowles's Theory of Andragogy
The Adult ESL Learner
Stages of Second Language Acquisition
The Learner - Lesson Summary
Student Comprehension - Learning Outcomes
Language Teaching Methods
Student Comprehension - Lesson Summary
Teaching and Assessing
Teaching and Assessing - Learning Outcomes
ESL Classroom Management
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
ESL Lesson Plan
Technology in the ESL Classroom
Testing and Evaluation
Teaching and Assessing - Lesson Summary
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Describe adult learning theories and utilise these theories in an ESL lesson
- Discuss and utilise language teaching methods in ESL instruction
- Describe the five stages of Second Language Acquisition and facilitate these stages in ESL lessons
- Discuss and employ ESL classroom management strategies
- Outline effective ESL lesson plans
- Describe ESL grammar lessons that meet the needs of ESL learners
- Recognise effective assessments that meet required standards of validity and reliability
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