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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 633 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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  • Eugen Bajenaru
    Eugen Bajenaru Romania This language course is interesting and necessary. Take your time and complete it. It will help a lot ! 2016-10-18 19:10:23
  • Lizeth Montserrat Márquez Campos
    Lizeth Montserrat Márquez Campos Mexico I loved the course, I think it contains a lot of interesting and useful information about teaching English. 2016-09-27 20:09:21
  • Daniel Grant
    Daniel Grant Jamaica The course was very informative and useful. I have a better understanding of teaching strategies because of this course. 2016-09-27 20:09:38
  • Porsche VanBrocklin-Fischer
    Porsche VanBrocklin-Fischer United States of America Great course! Extremely helpful and very well-done! 2016-09-13 20:09:10
  • Emily Rajput
    Emily Rajput India Every time i passed the exam the course would not update so i would have to do it again. However it was okay. 2016-08-29 11:08:24
  • Evert Gonzalez
    Evert Gonzalez United States of America Well, I liked much because I learned some concepts of this course. 2016-08-29 00:08:14
  • Sabrina Morrell
    Sabrina Morrell United States of America It is very good information. 2016-08-28 00:08:22
  • Sania Gilbert
    Sania Gilbert [[]] Goodnight, I have completed all the topics in modules one to three, however this is not being accurately reflected by the numbers that reflects the number of topics. Please assist. 2016-08-25 04:08:41
  • Ekaterine Lartsuliani
    Ekaterine Lartsuliani [[]] Teaching is the chance to develop personally 2016-08-24 07:08:13
  • John Blair
    John Blair United States of America I loved the information. There was a problem with it making me go back through sections I already completed though. 2016-08-22 05:08:28
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