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Arizona State University

Teach English Now! Second Language Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation

Arizona State University via Coursera


In this course, you will be introduced to some of the challenges of teaching and learning listening and speaking, such as paralinguistics, performance variables, reduced and regional forms, and differing types of oral discourse. Don't worry--you'll learn what those mean, too! Then you'll learn how to ease the acquisition of listening and speaking for your students. The course also highlights the powerful opportunity to include pronunciation in listening and speaking classes and offers strategies to incorporate pronunciation activities.


  • Basic Principles of Listening
    • In this module, learners are introduced to some of the fundamental elements of listening, including features that make listening a difficult chore for language learners. Learners are also introduced to basic listening strategies.
  • Module 2: Listening Strategies
    • In this module, learners are introduced to strategies that students can use to simplify listening and take control of improving their listing skills. Learners are also introduced to strategies teachers can use to make second language listening easier for their students.
  • Basic Principles of Speaking
    • In this module, learners are introduced to various cognitive, social and affective demands that make speaking difficult for second language learners. Struggles that teachers face when providing speaking instruction are also discussed.
  • Speaking Strategies
    • In this module, learners are introduced to speaking strategies to help language learners take control of their own learning Also, learners are also instructional strategies for speaking that teachers can use in their lessons.
  • Teaching Pronunciation
    • In this module, learners are given the opportunity to think about how to integrate pronunciation into a listening and speaking class. Learners are made aware pronunciation barriers, strategies for teaching pronunciation and how to recycle other teaching strategies and apply them to pronunciation instruction.
  • Assessment
    • Learners watch the final review video to verify their understanding of the course material. Then, they will proceed to the final checkpoint quiz and peer review assignment.

Taught by

Jessica Cinco, Dr. Shane Dixon and Dr. Justin Shewell



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  • Khoa Anh Nguyen

    Khoa Anh Nguyen is taking this course right now.

    My name is Khoa Anh Nguyen, 13 years old. I am living in Hanoi, Vietnam. I am in grade 7, class that speciealize in English. I have studied English 4 four years at primary and secondary school. I love learning English, but my Pronunciation skill is poor. Morever my skills to distinct guise the different stress is weak too. I would like this cours to help improve my pronunciation skill and take part in this course.
  • Yerly

    Yerly completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    es bueno porque ayuda a profundizar mas en los temas, y a mejorar nuestra lectura y escritura, con el fin de aprender y adquirir mas conocimiento
  • Namila Hirsi

    Namila Hirsi completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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