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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Learn all you need to become an in-demand ESL teacher, from key classroom management skills.

Publisher: Marina Arshavskiy
This free online Teaching English as a Second Language course will teach you about the five stages of Second Language Acquisition. It will also help you facilitate these stages in your classroom in a practical manner. The course also details the needs of adult ESL learners, the learning styles of different students, and describes the activities and exercises that improve students’ English language abilities. Start learning, today.
Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    51,368
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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!

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