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!
Course 1: Teach English Now! Foundational Principles - Offered by Arizona State University. Through a series of engaging metaphors and stories, prospective and current EFL/ESL teachers will ... Enroll for free.
Course 2: Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language Acquisition - Offered by Arizona State University. In this course learners are introduced to second or foreign language theories and practices for ... Enroll for free.
Course 3: Teach English Now! Lesson Design and Assessment - Offered by Arizona State University. Learners will be introduced to designing lesson plans based on principles and knowledge of learning ... Enroll for free.
Course 4: Teach English Now! Capstone Project 1 - Offered by Arizona State University. In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the skills you learned by observing teachers at work (a ... Enroll for free.
In this course learners are introduced to second or foreign language theories and practices for teaching and assessing listening, speaking, and pronunciation. 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.
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.
Learners will be introduced to designing lesson plans based on principles and knowledge of learning objectives, assessment plans, methods, materials, and learning activities. Learners will find and prepare appropriate teaching materials through careful analysis, adaptation and creation of professional resources. Learners will also reflect on the cohesion between lesson design and teaching philosophies.
In the final Capstone Project, you will apply the skills you learned by observing teachers at work (a total of six hours of observation). You will build on the concepts learned from the previous courses to analyze the lessons. You will also submit your teaching philosophy, a five-day lesson plan, and a teaching tip. You will deliver a portion of your lesson, submitting a 6-10 minute video for peer review. If you have completed Teach English Now! Part 1 and Teach English Now! Part 2, you will submit your work for expert review to receive your ASU 150-hour TESOL Certificate from ASU, in addition to your Coursera certificates.
Andrea Mürau Haraway, Dr. Justin Shewell, Dr. Shane Dixon, Emilia Gracia and Jessica Cinco
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Silly videos and assignments, extremely slow and inaccurate grading
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...
Silly videos and assignments, extremely slow and inaccurate grading
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 suffering through weeks of this nonsense that teaches you next to nothing (there is no real interaction with teachers - everything is graded by other students- most of whom are non-native speakers who can barely communicate) - the instructors make you wait 7-8 weeks for grading because they are incompetent at planning and don’t care how it affects the students who paid and are waiting. Then they give everyone ther extremely inaccurate feedback, or makevstudents redo because they forgot something like putting their full name on one page. So then you must wait another two months, probably for more shoddy feedback. Extremely low quality and Arizona State should be ashamed to have their name on it. What’s even better is that now they have non-native speakers completing the final grades for native speakers. It’s a poor joke. This is only because the people who wrote this course are incredibly lazy and greedy. They just take money and provide nothing in return.
Wonderful practical course rich with activities that can polish your teaching skills a lot. It really has helped me develop my teaching skills greatly.
Fine, Interesting Course
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 truly want to learn more about L2 acquisition and teaching. IE, it's more than just lesson planning methodology but something greater and more enjoyable and allows one to be much more creative than TESOL bootcamps, no matter what people think about those supposedly high status course.
They Did a VERY Great Job!
I am still finishing this course through Coursera with ASU. I really enjoy Shane's energy and his videos, they kept me awake and I learned a lot from them bc of the illustrations.
The only thing I kinda felt weird about is the Peer grading, but I haven't had an issue so far. I completed the Foundational Principles and received my certificate for that. I'm now on the 2nd Course.
I'm really glad they made the videos entertaining, I was afraid I'd be stuck in a boring course!