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Through 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 motivation, risk taking, two different modes of learning, and balancing the teacher profession. Learners are also given an understanding of basic techniques founded on those principles, such as teacher talk, looking “ridiculous” in order to lower the affective filter, and networking. With these foundational principles in mind, ESL/EFL teachers will scrutinize common assumptions about language learning by comparing how they stack up to research-based core principles....
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English

Sous-titres : English, Spanish, Ukrainian...

Ce que vous allez apprendre

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    Describe the distinction between learning and acquisition
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    Maintain control of a classroom and avoid teacher burnout
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    Understand ways to motivate and properly engage students
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    Use technology to your advantage in the classroom
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Approx. 17 hours to complete

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Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English, Spanish, Ukrainian...

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

Week
1
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6 heures pour terminer

Module 1: Making Meaning Clear

This course introduces learners to the role of a teacher in helping to motivate and properly engage learners. It begins with a metaphor: language is cake, meaning that language must be presented well in order to be enjoyed (we will actually perform a skit to show this meaning clearly). This module will demonstrate how a teacher can encourage a student and increase motivation by paying attention to techniques such as improving teacher talk, scaffolding language, and the use of body language to make meaning clear. All of these skills, while gained over the course of a lifetime as a language teacher, must be considered primary goals from the very beginning. And all of these skills help a teacher recognize that presentation skills make a difference to learners not only in motivating them, but in allowing them to understand the concepts presented. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 58 min), 4 lectures, 6 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Video 1: Language is Cake2 min
Video 2: Language is Cake: Technique and Content7 min
Video 3: Making Meaning Clear8 min
Video 4: Teacher Talk7 min
Video 5: Scaffolding5 min
Video 6: Summary and Essential Question3 min
Teacher Talk Example (Advanced)21 min
Reading4 lectures
Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC10 min
Why Intrinsic Motivation Matters10 min
The Input Hypothesis10 min
Optimal Input is Comprehensible10 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
Welcome Guide10 min
Checkpoint 16 min
Checkpoint 210 min
Module 1 Review Quiz20 min
Week
2
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Module 2: Modes of Learning and Interaction

In this module, learners are introduced to the distinction between learning and acquisition. The distinction is made to help give learners context for the principle that language requires practice. To introduce the importance of practice, the distinction between a focused and diffuse mode of learning demonstrates that students who simply learn through memorizing vocabulary and grammar structures (focused mode) often don’t acquire language structures. On the other hand, teachers who engage students in both a focused and diffuse mode, like a basketball coach with his players, are able to instruct but give time for that instruction to “sink in” through dedicated practice. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 22 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Video 2: Two Modes of Learning3 min
Video 3: Language is Basketball6 min
Video 4: Practice in the Two Modes7 min
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question3 min
Reading2 lectures
Accuracy vs. Fluency: Find a Balance and Keep Moving Forward10 min
The Acquisition-Learning Distinction10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Checkpoint 112 min
Checkpoint 26 min
Module 2 Review Quiz20 min
Week
3
Clock
4 heures pour terminer

Module 3: Taking Risks and Learner Strategies

Using language learning expert Francois Gouin’s experience of going to Germany and failing to learn German, this module demonstrates the need for learners to understand how a language is learned. Gouin’s experience demonstrates not only the need for a diffuse mode of learning wherein practice is valued, but it also demonstrates the psyche of many second language learners. Francois, in some sense, was too smart for his own good, relying on techniques for learning material that don’t apply to language use and application. Students must use techniques and strategies that are proven to help someone acquire language, like those from the good language learner studies. Teachers can facilitate student learning by helping to demonstrate good language learner principles. ...
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 27 min), 6 lectures, 4 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Video 2: Lowering the Affective Filter4 min
Video 3: Language Learner Strategies7 min
Video 4: Good Language Learner Strategies6 min
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question2 min
Reading6 lectures
Teaching Language Learning Strategies10 min
The Lightning Bug10 min
Three Korean Girls10 min
Fifty-five Hours10 min
Pieces10 min
The Affective Filter Hypothesis10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Checkpoint 110 min
Checkpoint 26 min
Module 3 Review Quiz20 min
Week
4
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3 heures pour terminer

Module 4: The Flipped Model of Language Learning

While it was once considered impossible to be immersed in English outside of an English-speaking country, with the advent of the internet, the world has changed and continues to change significantly. This module presents ways in which to use the internet and other resources to a teacher’s advantage, and helps a teacher recognize their ability to engage students on cell phones, tablets, and computers. Introduction of the flipped classroom, meaning that learners can engage in focused material (videos, readings, etc) outside the classroom, and then engage in projects, exercises, and discussions within it....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 20 min), 1 lecture, 4 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Video 2: Thinking Outside the Classroom Box4 min
Video 3: Language Learning Online4 min
Video 4: Student Autonomy3 min
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question2 min
Reading1 lectures
Opening the Classroom Door10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Checkpoint 16 min
Checkpoint 26 min
Module 4 Review Quiz16 min
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par JJAug 18th 2018

This is a very useful course as I begin my studies to prepare to teach English abroad. ASU is a recognized university and the price is very reasonable. I look forward to the next course in the series.

par NLJan 13th 2017

Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn. I come from a precarious environment of social disorders, and I now have the means to an end. It looks it will be a very good journey... thank you!

Enseignants

Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University

Dr. Shane Dixon

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch

Andrea Mürau Haraway

International Educator
Arizona State University, Global Launch

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Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. ...

À propos de la Spécialisation TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

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!...
TESOL Certificate, Part 1: Teach English Now!

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