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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 577 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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  • Christine Russell
    Christine Russell Jamaica I think the program is very good and I have learnt a lot about the course. I would recommend it to my colleagues. 2016-07-28 02:07:27
  • Marta Leginowska
    Marta Leginowska Poland It's very well written and all the information is very comprehensive. 2016-07-27 20:07:20
  • Vicky Olavidez
    Vicky Olavidez Philippines This course is very helpful to me. Thanks a lot! 2016-07-25 17:07:11
  • Emilio Barbo Jr
    Emilio Barbo Jr Philippines The course is very helpful and informative. I learned a lot of things which in the past, I am not aware of. 2016-07-25 12:07:58
  • James Fisher
    James Fisher Australia OK , firstly you have an error in the second or third module the word your looking for should be irrelevant not relevant . I got totally frustrated i had to repeat a lot of modules as they were not recognised as done after completion and i'm also very sceptical about the word functional describing words that make a sentence intelligible. 2016-07-24 13:07:32
  • Jorenna Perez
    Jorenna Perez Kuwait My opinion about introduction to teaching English as a second language course is that with the tools and lessons they are offering here, i believe that if it is followed correctly, a student can absolutely learn a very good English command. 2016-07-21 10:07:37
  • Dieudone Bras Sambo
    Dieudone Bras Sambo Angola It´s very interest this introduction improved a lot my career because as a teacher, I advise all teachers used to teach english as an English foreign language to review it, for sure will remember some techniques that will facilitate, Students to Write, Listen and Speaking as soon. Bras Sambo Angola 2016-07-20 16:07:49
  • Tatiana Plokhuta
    Tatiana Plokhuta Ukraine Great! Useful! Thanks a lot! 2016-07-19 09:07:59
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    Raffaele Merolla Italy I thank Alison courses very much to make this training available online and I wish everyone to get all the certifications that you want for yourself. Ciao! 2016-07-17 18:07:01
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