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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language Course


Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language
Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

In this course learn the five stages of Second Language Acquisition, how to create effective ESL lesson plans and more on your way to becoming a Teaching English as a Second Language instructor.


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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.

CERTIFICATION

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 purchase 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 518 votes
Course Title: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language
Course #: 602
Course Publisher: Marina Arshavskiy
Course Category: 91
Content Origin:
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.
License: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 13 June 2013
Content  
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Kadian Blake
    Kadian Blake Jamaica It is a good and helpful course 2016-05-14 09:05:56
  • Deborah Ranklin
    Deborah Ranklin Jamaica I really enjoyed this course Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language. I look forward to doing more courses on Alison. Thank you! 2016-05-11 23:05:05
  • Deborah Ranklin
    Deborah Ranklin Jamaica This course is an excellent introduction to teaching English as a second language. It is an inspiration for me to continue learning. 2016-05-11 23:05:48
  • Umit Duyu
    Umit Duyu Afghanistan It was very useful to develope the skills ın English Teaching. 2016-05-10 19:05:02
  • Charlene De Vos
    Charlene De Vos Canada The course is very helpful if you are already in the teaching profession. 2016-05-10 15:05:50
  • Elienai Littig
    Elienai Littig Canada Excellent content. Congratulations !! 2016-05-06 21:05:01
  • Jonathan García
    Jonathan García Mexico Excellent course. Very helpful. 2016-05-03 22:05:00
  • Marcia Mell
    Marcia Mell United Kingdom A comprehensive introduction to ESL. 2016-05-03 10:05:38
  • Joe Acevedo
    Joe Acevedo United States of America Excellent material for beginners. Easy to learn and practice. 2016-05-03 02:05:00
  • Claudia Muunda
    Claudia Muunda Namibia This was a great opportunity for me. 2016-04-29 15:04:10
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