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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TOP REVIEWS FROM TEACH ENGLISH NOW! FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES
I would like to appreciate Dr Shane's interactive teaching style and the comprehensive teaching style of Ms Andrea while summarizing lessons. Please keep it up with best wishes for future endeavours.
I was very happy with the way the course was organised, the materials it used and the assignments and tests that were expected. I would recommend this course to people interested in teaching English.
Fantastic course. We learn a lot without feeling overwhelmed in any way because the course has been structured beautifully to convey information in a clear and concise manner.
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.
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