TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization

TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

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  • Specialization via Coursera and Arizona State University
  • $196 for 3-4 months
  • 2 courses + capstone project

Overview

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!

Incentives & Benefits

Upon completion of this Specialization, you will be able to understand the basic foundational principles of language acquisition and the basic techniques founded upon those principles. You’ll demonstrate your knowledge of second or foreign language theories, and recognize some of the basic studies in second language acquisition and their pedagogical implications. You will also learn to design lesson plans based on learning outcomes, assessment plans, methods, materials; and access and use professional resources. Upon successful completion of two specializations and capstone projects, you will obtain a TESOL certificate from Arizona State University.

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic foundational principles of language acquisition
  • Understand English as a second or foreign language theories and practices for teaching and assessing listening, speaking, and pronunciation
  • Design English as a second or foreign language course and plan lessons based on principles and knowledge of learning outcomes, assessment plans, methods, materials, classroom management, and learning activities; access and use professional resources

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    Paul Jay Genin
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    Having taking a 130 TESOL course by what is probably the best provider in the US (a US course not British or otherwise), I think ASU's is much more comprehensive, provides more valuable background knowledge and would not hesitate this for people who …

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    Christopher Anderson
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    I sat through countless hours of goofy videos that teach you so little that I could have learned it all in an hour of reading, without the silly and childish demonstrations. Completed dozens and dozens of make-work quizzes and assignments. After suf…

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