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Arizona State University

TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

Arizona State University via Coursera Specialization


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.


Taught by

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


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  • The "TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!" course offered by Arizona State University on Coursera is an outstanding program for individuals interested in teaching English as a second language. The course covers essential topics such as lesson planning, classroom management, and language assessment with depth and clarity. The interactive activities and peer discussions provided valuable learning experiences. The knowledgeable instructors and comprehensive resources make this course a fantastic foundation for aspiring TESOL teachers. I highly recommend it for anyone pursuing a career in English language education.

    Muhammad Tariq Khan
  • Anonymous
    Wonderful practical course rich with activities that can polish your teaching skills a lot. It really has helped me develop my teaching skills greatly.
  • Anonymous
    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.
  • Anonymous
    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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