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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 473 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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  • Kennedy Glalah-Winson
    Kennedy Glalah-Winson Ghana This is a Great Self study online Course. This course will help anyone who wants to Teach English or advance in career... 2016-01-29 09:01:11
  • Joey Candelario Dominguez
    Joey Candelario Dominguez Dominican Republic Excellent 2016-01-24 16:01:58
  • Oyenaya Adeseye
    Oyenaya Adeseye Nigeria This is very informative. Thanks 2016-01-24 15:01:16
  • Steven Lynch
    Steven Lynch Jamaica I found the course to be a great introduction to the TESOL course and would recommend it to beginners. 2016-01-19 22:01:00
  • Darya Monastyrskaya
    Darya Monastyrskaya Spain Very clear and well organized course, was very useful for me as a I just start teaching English. Thank you. 2016-01-17 14:01:47
  • Lana Murphy
    Lana Murphy South Africa This course was extremely helpful in teaching an introduction to being able to teach English as a second language. It was concise and to the point, with valid examples that made comprehension of the material easy and memorable. Thank you! 2016-01-15 07:01:11
  • summer villanueva
    summer villanueva Philippines The course was an eye-opener for me. I learned a lot after the lesson. Thank you! 2016-01-14 21:01:01
  • Lottie Dunn
    Lottie Dunn Spain A relatively quick course with much information available. 2016-01-14 17:01:57
  • Dennize Barrios
    Dennize Barrios Mexico I think this is a good course, so that people like me understand more how people learn English and how to teach them properly 2016-01-12 16:01:30
  • Soumya Nair
    Soumya Nair India It was an informative course wherein I can improve my teaching strategies. 2016-01-12 16:01:34
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