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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    Define your own personal teaching philosophy

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    Describe best practices for teaching listening, speaking, and pronunciation

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    Explain grammar translation and audio-lingual teaching approaches

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    Understand basic studies in second language acquisition

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

The Swing of the Pendulum: A Brief Look at ESL History

In this course, learners are introduced to second or foreign language theories and practices for teaching and assessing English. Learners will also be introduced to basic studies in second language acquisition and their pedagogical implications. Teachers will be invited to recognize the importance of grounding their own teaching philosophy through an examination of purpose, content, and technique. In Week 1, learners are introduced to the concepts of purpose, content, and technique as they relate to language teaching, and to some of the themes that will be repeated throughout the course, such as the time machine analogy and the angel and devil debates....
Reading
6 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
Video 1: Purpose, Content, and Technique5m
Video 2: The Time Machine: Visiting 8 Teachers throughout History4m
Video 3: The Angel and Devil Debates3m
Video 4: The Pendular Swing of ESL History4m
Video 5: Summary2m
Reading3 readings
Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Blank Graphic Organizer (Historical Approches)10m
Critical Thinking: A Skill for BOTH Teachers and Students10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Welcome Guide10m
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 1 Review Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

A Study in Contrasts: The Grammar Translation and Direct Approach

Learners go back in time to visit 1880 and 1910 to speak with teachers from the Grammar Translation and the Direct approaches. In our “Angel and Devil Debate” videos, learners will examine each approach from different points of view and decide for themselves which they agree with, if any. Finally, learners will be introduced to a variety of teaching methods that are derived from the Grammar Translation and the Direct approaches....
Reading
7 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Video 2: Angel and Devil Debate: Grammar Translation3m
Video 3: What have we learned?: Grammar Translation4m
Video 4: Back in Time: Direct Approach6m
Video 5: Angel and Devil Debate: Direct Approach4m
Video 6: What have we learned?: Direct Approach5m
Video 7: Summary5m
Reading1 reading
The Berlitz Method10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 2 Review Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

A Study in Contrasts: The Reading and Audiolingual Approach

Learners go back in time to visit 1930 and 1940 to speak with teachers from the Reading and the Audio-lingual approaches. In our “Angel and Devil Debate” videos, learners will examine each approach from different points of view and decide for themselves which they agree with, if any. Finally, learners will be introduced to a variety of teaching methods that are derived from the Reading and the Audio-lingual approaches....
Reading
7 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Video 2: Angel and Devil Debate: Reading Approach4m
Video 3: What have we learned?: Reading Approach4m
Video 4: Back in Time: The Audio-lingual Method6m
Video 5: Angel and Devil Debate: The Audio-lingual Approach4m
Video 6: What Have We Learned?: The Audio-lingual Approach6m
Video 7: Summary5m
Reading1 reading
The Navajo Code Talkers10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 3 Review Quiz20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

A Study in Contrasts: The Cognitive and Affective-Humanistic Approach

Learners go back in time to visit 1960 and 1970 to speak with experts from the Cognitive and the Affective-Humanistic approaches. In our “Angel and Devil Debate” videos, learners will examine each approach from different points of view and decide for themselves which they agree with, if any. Finally, learners will be introduced to a variety of teaching methods that are derived from the Cognitive and the Affective-Humanistic approaches. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Video 2: Angel and Devil Debate:The Cognitive Approach5m
Video 3: What Have We Learned?: The Cognitive Approach7m
Video 4: Back in Time: The Affective-Humanistic Approach7m
Video 5: Angel and Devil Debate: The Affective-Humanistic Approach3m
Video 6: What Have We Learned?: The Affective-Humanistic Approach4m
Video 7: Summary5m
Reading1 reading
Role Playing in the Classroom10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 4 Review Quiz20m
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By NZJun 11th 2018

I'm really enjoying this course. I'm about half way through. I'm looking forrward to how the various courses in this series take me farther and farther into language learning theories and techniques.

By AJDec 4th 2016

Great presentations on what language instruction approaches have looked like in the past and present. Each approach is discussed and evaluated so the "best of's" can be applied in your own teaching.

Instructors

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Dr. Shane Dixon

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch
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Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University
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Jessica Cinco

International Educator
Global Launch

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it....

About the TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization

Demonstrate basic foundational principles, recognize second or foreign language learning theories, and design and plan lessons to teach English as a second or foreign language effectively. This specialization is the first of two specializations that make up the TESOL Certificate from Arizona State University. In this specialization, you will learn about the basic foundational principles of language acquisition and the basic techniques founded upon those principles. It will describe second or foreign language theories, and basic studies in second language acquisition and their pedagogical implications. It will elaborate upon basic design for lesson plans and provide access to professional resources. In the final Capstone Project, in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Global Launch, you will apply the skills you learned by designing a lesson plan which includes learning outcomes, assessments, materials, classroom management techniques and the learning activities themselves. When you complete this specialization, go on to the second specialization in order to complete your TESOL certificate experience!...
TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

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