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TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

Arizona State University via Coursera Specialization

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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!

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Taught by

Andrea Mürau Haraway, Dr. Justin Shewell, Dr. Shane Dixon, Emilia Gracia and Jessica Cinco

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Anonymous this course, spending 5 hours a week on it.
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....
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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.
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Anonymous this 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!
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