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.
About this Course
Learner Career Outcomes
What you will learn
Understand ways to motivate and properly engage students
Maintain control of a classroom and avoid teacher burnout
Describe the distinction between learning and acquisition
Use technology to your advantage in the classroom
Learner Career Outcomes
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Module 1: Making Meaning Clear
Module 2: Modes of Learning and Interaction
Module 3: Taking Risks and Learner Strategies
Module 4: The Flipped Model of Language Learning
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Great and meaningful content pleasantly delivered by the teachers. I've learnt so much from this course, not only as a prospective English tutor, but also as a Russian and German language learner.
A wonderful course on how to teach. Dr Dixon beautifully conveys all essentials of a becoming a good teacher. Very glad to have taken this course. Thank you Dr. Dixon and Arizona State University.
My writing skills were honed in answering the peer-graded assignments, and my classmates are actively participating as well. Similar to the first, I learned a lot from you! Thank you very much, ASU!
I really loved being in the course. Every lesson is challenging and enlightening. And the kind of approach each lessons were delivered, very much endulging! Kudos to the new best teachers on my list.
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