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Arizona State University

Teach English Now! Teaching Language Online

Arizona State University via Coursera


Whether you have already taught English as a Second Language and want to start teaching it online, you've already been teaching ESL online and want to sharpen your skills, or you are new to teaching and interested in teaching ESL online, ASU and VOXY provide you with the basic ideas and concepts you need to know in order to successfully teach ESL online. This course uses a fun and interesting theme of "International Travel" to deliver content in an entertaining way. There are also plenty of real, recorded online session videos from VOXY in the course to show you examples of what it looks like to teach ESL online. In this course, you will learn about the best practices for teaching English as a Second Language online. This includes an introduction to online teaching, Second Language Acquisition theories and how they apply to ESL learners, conducting a needs analysis, curating content for your courses, designing lesson plans, and effective teaching strategies that will help you to become an successful online ESL teacher. The course consists of a variety of videos and readings, followed by quizzes. In the last module of the course, actual VOXY online ESL teachers share their experiences in the online classroom.


  • Introduction to the Online Classroom
    • In this module we will introduce you to the online classroom by showing you what generally happens in an online session, how to create an environment in which students are engaged, facilitate group work/pair work online, and we will review some basic Computer Assisted Language Learning concepts.
  • Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
  • Module 3: Introduction to Task Based Language Teaching
  • Module 4: Lesson Planning and Structures
  • Module 5: Developing a Lesson Plan
  • Module 6: Error Correction and Feedback
  • Module 7: Challenges with Online Teaching and Learning

Taught by

Emilia Gracia

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