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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 516 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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  • Jayne Wijenje
    Jayne Wijenje Kenya A useful and insightful course for teaching non English speaking learners. 2016-04-27 19:04:42
  • Sheila Medina
    Sheila Medina Philippines The Introduction to Teaching English As A Second Language Course is another way for those who doesn't have much time to learn it in school. We could learn the course in the comfort of our home. 2016-04-27 10:04:04
  • Sharon Lemard
    Sharon Lemard Jamaica So far so good, refreshing strategies and methodologies that provides informative characteristics towards teaching ESL 2016-04-22 02:04:21
  • Patryk Śliwa
    Patryk Śliwa Poland Very good course for new teacher 2016-04-19 20:04:54
  • Tina Porter
    Tina Porter Jamaica Very good and useful course. 2016-04-19 16:04:12
  • Alexia Watt
    Alexia Watt Jamaica Very good course. Quite informative an precise. I was able to follow through easily. Also, the presentation of content was quite pleasant.Loved the end of module summaries. 2016-04-16 20:04:28
  • Shante Ramcharan
    Shante Ramcharan Jamaica This course is a very interesting course. It includes a lot of factors that could affect the teaching process. What I liked about the course the most is that it deemed into the psychological aspects of learning; some of the points mentioned would not have been considered by many teachers. The course was constructed in a way that persons of both high and low educational background could understand. In conclusion, I deem the course Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language to be a beneficial one. 2016-04-15 22:04:06
  • Aurélio Nganha
    Aurélio Nganha Angola The TESL course is very good . I learnt all the teaching aspects that is necessary in the variety of cultures . Please share with me any further view of course. Thanks. Aurelio 2016-04-14 18:04:18
  • Sandra Gutierrez
    Sandra Gutierrez Mexico Very informative and thorough. 2016-04-11 01:04:53
  • Simone Ellis
    Simone Ellis Jamaica The course during the study sections were pretty clear and straight forward. I liked that you are able to do this on your own time. The tests however makes you work for it and I say this in a good way. I feel most accomplished once I score a passing great. 2016-04-10 23:04:20
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