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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.

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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 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 413 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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  • Lha Tash
    Lha Tash [[]] I find it very helpful as it is the mixed of linguistic knowledge (those we have learned in linguistic class) and the way to apply it into learners. It is a good basic teaching theory and highly recommendable for all those aspiring English Language teacher out there. 2015-08-27 09:08:48
  • Alfred Stewart
    Alfred Stewart [[]] This course has been a good learning experience for me. 2015-08-26 23:08:52
  • Lusiana Koroidelaibatiki
    Lusiana Koroidelaibatiki Fiji English is the most wanted languages in many parts of the world.Most countries English is not spoken offen.So for me English languages gets me in other countries,where I can teach and learn other cultures 2015-08-24 06:08:29
  • Querin Jose Diaz Cruz
    Querin Jose Diaz Cruz Mexico Patience is very important, review lessons more than once. 2015-08-23 23:08:20
  • Philomena Famous
    Philomena Famous Nigeria Wow! This lecture is great. its real an eye opener to lots of ideas. its helps you to have a background knowledge about reading, writing, speaking and listening at your own pace. i love this course and i will recommend it for everyone that love to learn. 2015-08-19 22:08:38
  • mohamed ismail Khafagy
    mohamed ismail Khafagy Egypt it's great. i did learn something new to me that will enhance and add many skills in teaching English. I am really thankful 2015-07-29 15:07:39
  • 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
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