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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language


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

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Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language Course
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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.

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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 404 reviews
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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  • Mohammad Kamrujaman
    Mohammad Kamrujaman Bangladesh Alison course enhanced my knowledge to teach English effectively 2015-07-25 04:07:36
  • Yasir Ahmad
    Yasir Ahmad Pakistan Teaching English as a second language to non native speakers is very difficult and challangeable. i take interest in to study and develop my students proficiency.Thanks 2015-07-23 16:07:03
  • Victor Lee
    Victor Lee United States of America I enjoyed this informative and relevant course! 2015-07-23 04:07:08
  • June Oliver
    June Oliver Jamaica Good course! Going forward the coordinators could include more examples and expanations 2015-06-22 00:06:23
  • Prashant Mehta
    Prashant Mehta India Dears, It's a great help to millions of enthusiastic learners like me.Thanks for your sincere efforts and cordiality. Prashant G 2015-06-05 04:06:56
  • Shuaibu Tanimu
    Shuaibu Tanimu Nigeria It is indeed an interesting experience to undergo this course as you gain a lot especially on how to use instructional materials in teaching adult learners as well as children who are in dear need of language to develop their lives in future. 2015-04-27 13:04:15
  • Shuaibu Tanimu
    Shuaibu Tanimu Nigeria The course Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language gave me the opportunity and experience to teach both adult and children english.Most importantly, the use of instructional material in teaching both adult and children assisted me greatly to boost my teaching experience. I also learned a lot of skills of teaching english as well as getting to know the strategy to follow and teach my students whether they are adult or children. 2015-04-17 00:04:10
  • seyed sumaiya sultan Abdul Cader
    seyed sumaiya sultan Abdul Cader Bahrain Every people think their mother language should be first language. Who have English as a second language they cannot pickup easily. That's why we have to find out easy methods and techniques to teach this second language. 2015-03-31 20:03:32
  • Gerardo Gonzalez
    Gerardo Gonzalez Dominican Republic This course has given me a couple different methods to be able to teach English to others. Highly appreciated. Thanks! 2015-03-18 22:03:41
  • Hia Liu
    Hia Liu Philippines English as a second language of many people today. It must to study of everyone for their own benefits. English is very demanding skills for those have profession, and even for those ordinary people. There is a power in English user. 2015-03-16 15:03:21
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