Acerca de este Curso
4.9
3,837 calificaciones
1,323 revisiones
Through a series of engaging metaphors and stories, prospective and current EFL/ESL teachers will identify, summarize, and evaluate 7 basic language learning paradigms. Learners will be presented information on such foundational principles as motivation, risk taking, two different modes of learning, and balancing the teacher profession. Learners are also given an understanding of basic techniques founded on those principles, such as teacher talk, looking “ridiculous” in order to lower the affective filter, and networking. With these foundational principles in mind, ESL/EFL teachers will scrutinize common assumptions about language learning by comparing how they stack up to research-based core principles....
Globe

Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Calendar

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Clock

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Sugerido: 2-4 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Subtítulos: English, Spanish, Ukrainian...

Qué aprenderás

  • Check
    Describe the distinction between learning and acquisition
  • Check
    Maintain control of a classroom and avoid teacher burnout
  • Check
    Understand ways to motivate and properly engage students
  • Check
    Use technology to your advantage in the classroom
Globe

Cursos 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Calendar

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Clock

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Sugerido: 2-4 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Subtítulos: English, Spanish, Ukrainian...

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Week
1
Clock
6 horas para completar

Module 1: Making Meaning Clear

This course introduces learners to the role of a teacher in helping to motivate and properly engage learners. It begins with a metaphor: language is cake, meaning that language must be presented well in order to be enjoyed (we will actually perform a skit to show this meaning clearly). This module will demonstrate how a teacher can encourage a student and increase motivation by paying attention to techniques such as improving teacher talk, scaffolding language, and the use of body language to make meaning clear. All of these skills, while gained over the course of a lifetime as a language teacher, must be considered primary goals from the very beginning. And all of these skills help a teacher recognize that presentation skills make a difference to learners not only in motivating them, but in allowing them to understand the concepts presented. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total: 58 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
Video8 videos
Video 1: Language is Cake2m
Video 2: Language is Cake: Technique and Content7m
Video 3: Making Meaning Clear8m
Video 4: Teacher Talk7m
Video 5: Scaffolding5m
Video 6: Summary and Essential Question3m
Teacher Talk Example (Advanced)21m
Reading4 lecturas
Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Why Intrinsic Motivation Matters10m
The Input Hypothesis10m
Optimal Input is Comprehensible10m
Quiz4 ejercicios de práctica
Welcome Guide10m
Checkpoint 16m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 1 Review Quiz20m
Week
2
Clock
3 horas para completar

Module 2: Modes of Learning and Interaction

In this module, learners are introduced to the distinction between learning and acquisition. The distinction is made to help give learners context for the principle that language requires practice. To introduce the importance of practice, the distinction between a focused and diffuse mode of learning demonstrates that students who simply learn through memorizing vocabulary and grammar structures (focused mode) often don’t acquire language structures. On the other hand, teachers who engage students in both a focused and diffuse mode, like a basketball coach with his players, are able to instruct but give time for that instruction to “sink in” through dedicated practice. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total: 22 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video 2: Two Modes of Learning3m
Video 3: Language is Basketball6m
Video 4: Practice in the Two Modes7m
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question3m
Reading2 lecturas
Accuracy vs. Fluency: Find a Balance and Keep Moving Forward10m
The Acquisition-Learning Distinction10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Checkpoint 112m
Checkpoint 26m
Module 2 Review Quiz20m
Week
3
Clock
4 horas para completar

Module 3: Taking Risks and Learner Strategies

Using language learning expert Francois Gouin’s experience of going to Germany and failing to learn German, this module demonstrates the need for learners to understand how a language is learned. Gouin’s experience demonstrates not only the need for a diffuse mode of learning wherein practice is valued, but it also demonstrates the psyche of many second language learners. Francois, in some sense, was too smart for his own good, relying on techniques for learning material that don’t apply to language use and application. Students must use techniques and strategies that are proven to help someone acquire language, like those from the good language learner studies. Teachers can facilitate student learning by helping to demonstrate good language learner principles. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total: 27 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video 2: Lowering the Affective Filter4m
Video 3: Language Learner Strategies7m
Video 4: Good Language Learner Strategies6m
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question2m
Reading6 lecturas
Teaching Language Learning Strategies10m
The Lightning Bug10m
Three Korean Girls10m
Fifty-five Hours10m
Pieces10m
The Affective Filter Hypothesis10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 26m
Module 3 Review Quiz20m
Week
4
Clock
3 horas para completar

Module 4: The Flipped Model of Language Learning

While it was once considered impossible to be immersed in English outside of an English-speaking country, with the advent of the internet, the world has changed and continues to change significantly. This module presents ways in which to use the internet and other resources to a teacher’s advantage, and helps a teacher recognize their ability to engage students on cell phones, tablets, and computers. Introduction of the flipped classroom, meaning that learners can engage in focused material (videos, readings, etc) outside the classroom, and then engage in projects, exercises, and discussions within it....
Reading
5 videos (Total: 20 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Video 2: Thinking Outside the Classroom Box4m
Video 3: Language Learning Online4m
Video 4: Student Autonomy3m
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question2m
Reading1 lectura
Opening the Classroom Door10m
Quiz3 ejercicios de práctica
Checkpoint 16m
Checkpoint 26m
Module 4 Review Quiz16m
4.9
Direction Signs

47%

comenzó una nueva carrera después de completar estos cursos
Briefcase

83%

consiguió un beneficio tangible en su carrera profesional gracias a este curso
Money

28%

consiguió un aumento de sueldo o ascenso

Principales revisiones

Aspectos destacados
Engaging instructors
(331)
Interactive content
(104)
por JJAug 18th 2018

This is a very useful course as I begin my studies to prepare to teach English abroad. ASU is a recognized university and the price is very reasonable. I look forward to the next course in the series.

por AJJan 27th 2017

A wonderful course on how to teach. Dr Dixon beautifully conveys all essentials of a becoming a good teacher. Very glad to have taken this course. Thank you Dr. Dixon and Arizona State University.

Instructores

Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University

Dr. Shane Dixon

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch

Andrea Mürau Haraway

International Educator
Arizona State University, Global Launch

Acerca de 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. ...

Acerca del programa especializado TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

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!

Preguntas Frecuentes

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

¿Tienes más preguntas? Visita el Centro de Ayuda al Alumno.