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Subtitles: Arabic, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Spanish...

What you will learn

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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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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: Arabic, Ukrainian, Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), English, Spanish...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Module 1: Making Meaning Clear

8 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 6 quizzes
8 videos
Video 1: Language is Cake2m
Video 2: Language is Cake: Technique and Content7m
Video 3: Making Meaning Clear8m
Video 4: Teacher Talk7m
Video 5: Scaffolding5m
Video 6: Summary and Essential Question3m
Teacher Talk Example (Advanced)21m
4 readings
Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Why Intrinsic Motivation Matters10m
The Input Hypothesis10m
Optimal Input is Comprehensible10m
4 practice exercises
Welcome Guide10m
Checkpoint 16m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 1 Review Quiz20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Module 2: Modes of Learning and Interaction

5 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Video 2: Two Modes of Learning3m
Video 3: Language is Basketball6m
Video 4: Practice in the Two Modes7m
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question3m
2 readings
Accuracy vs. Fluency: Find a Balance and Keep Moving Forward10m
The Acquisition-Learning Distinction10m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 112m
Checkpoint 26m
Module 2 Review Quiz20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Taking Risks and Learner Strategies

5 videos (Total 27 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Video 2: Lowering the Affective Filter4m
Video 3: Language Learner Strategies7m
Video 4: Good Language Learner Strategies6m
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question2m
6 readings
Teaching Language Learning Strategies10m
The Lightning Bug10m
Three Korean Girls10m
Fifty-five Hours10m
Pieces10m
The Affective Filter Hypothesis10m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 26m
Module 3 Review Quiz20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Module 4: The Flipped Model of Language Learning

5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Video 2: Thinking Outside the Classroom Box4m
Video 3: Language Learning Online4m
Video 4: Student Autonomy3m
Video 5: Summary and Essential Question2m
2 readings
Opening the Classroom Door10m
Money well-spent? Government national plans10m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 16m
Checkpoint 26m
Module 4 Review Quiz16m
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By 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.

By 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!

Instructors

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Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University
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Dr. Shane Dixon

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch
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Andrea Mürau Haraway

International Educator
Arizona State University, Global Launch
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Emilia Gracia

Senior Global Educator
Arizona

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