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Online Course

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

University of Southampton via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

Explore key concepts of teaching and learning languages, and how to apply them

What is language? What is the best way to learn a language? How do we teach languages?

On this course, you’ll tackle these questions and more, as you build your understanding of language. You’ll discover some of the latest ideas and techniques in the field of language teaching, including the importance of English as a global language, and new language learning technologies.

These skills will be extremely useful for anyone looking to teach English online.

You’ll also explore the difference between online and face-to-face learning, and consider the changing roles of teachers and learners.

This course is aimed at graduates with an interest in the development of languages and language teaching. It will give you a taste of postgraduate study in the field of English language teaching and will be particularly useful for anyone looking to teach English online.

No prior knowledge is required to take part in the course and we welcome anyone who is curious to know more about language learning and teaching.

Taught by

Darren Paffey and Sara Pierson

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A course primarily aimed as those teaching English.

However although I have never taught I enjoyed learning the psychology of the classroom and up to date teaching methods as I am a continuing student (of Soanish) and was interested to know how I could help Spanish friends learn English in casual settings.
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