TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now! Specialization
TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!. Learn theory and the practical strategies of English as a Second Language teaching.
About This 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!
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Teach English Now! Foundational PrinciplesUpcoming session: Mar 26
- 2-4 hours/week
- English, Spanish, Ukrainian
About the CourseThrough 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 mot
Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language AcquisitionUpcoming session: Mar 26
- 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
About the CourseIn 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 a
Teach English Now! Lesson Design and AssessmentUpcoming session: Mar 26
- English, Spanish
About the CourseLearners 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 a
Teach English Now! Capstone Project 1Upcoming session: Mar 26
- 6 weeks of study, 5-6 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectIn 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 sub
Dr. Shane Dixon
Senior International Educator
Dr. Justin Shewell
Senior International Educator
Andrea Mürau Haraway
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