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In 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 and their pedagogical implications. Teachers will be invited to recognize the importance of grounding their own teaching philosophy through an examination of purpose, content, and technique....
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Jun 21, 2021

Interesting courses! I am learning a lot. Thank you very much Coursera. I have just completed course 2 and been delivered a certificate but I just can't access my new course. What should I do, please?


Jun 10, 2018

I'm really enjoying this course. I'm about half way through. I'm looking forrward to how the various courses in this series take me farther and farther into language learning theories and techniques.

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By Mariia K

Mar 28, 2020

I was amazed by this TEN course! Dr Dixon, you are a movie-STAR! Engaging, interesting, exciting and very useful!

By Kristen V

Aug 13, 2019

Amazing presentation of material. The course was fun and engaging, and I actually looked forward to each lesson.

By Daniela R

Feb 10, 2019

Love this course and how everything is explained. Definitley beneficial when you want to start as an ESL teacher.

By Lucia J P

Apr 20, 2018

Great way to introduce many of the modern theories for language instruction. Loved the angel vs. devil arguments!

By Richard R

Oct 30, 2016

An excellent overview. A lot of material is covered but it's easily digestible...especially for working students!

By tatiana s

Jan 3, 2016

Very educative course presented in an exciting way! I never thought that learning theory might be so interesting.

By Viktor Z

Aug 26, 2022

Thank you))) I think it has been made long before the COVID times, but DR.Dixon defenetely deserves a n Oscar xD

By Louise M

Jan 30, 2019

It is really a good course. I have learned many useful theories inside. Hope I could finish the whole part soon.

By Deleted A

Jan 26, 2018

Muito bom! Esse curso me ajudou a ter uma visão melhor sobre como ensinar uma língua. Aprendi muito e recomendo.

By Mauro T

Sep 20, 2016

amazing teachers, content, smooth learning curve. Very practical and useful knowledge for the classroom teacher.

By Van L

May 4, 2024

Many interesting approaches, really beneficial when I weigh the pros and cons to utilize these in my classroom.

By Gyorgy D

Oct 24, 2019

Absolutely brilliant. The structure of the course was amazing. ASU clearly leads by example as to how to teach.

By Harshana S

Sep 24, 2018

Exceptional online modules by the lecturers! Really a very fun and exciting course. I loved every minute of it!


Feb 11, 2016

we most often tend to overlook the past but building on that is very vital, that is what this course sort to do

By Kübra K

Oct 31, 2023

The course is fabulous to learn about teaching techniques and approaches and how to use them in the classroom.

By Zelda S

Aug 3, 2023

Great course! Interesting, informative and enjoyable. Everything we would like to achieve in our own teaching!

By Алыбаева Б Т

Mar 27, 2022

Thank You for giving me free education. You taught me a lot. I'll be to apply these techniques in my teaching.

By Roma B

Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Shane Dixon is quite amazing, Easy to understand and full of energy. Looking forward to reading his books.

By Thembalam M

Sep 24, 2021

It made me get out of my comfort zone! I have learnt to appreciate the power of teaching the English Language.

By Sebrina M

May 2, 2018

Great program I have learned so much. I will come back and take other courses because the teaching is perfect.

By Super T

Apr 8, 2024

Excellent class, an over abundance of knowledge. I am still researching. I live the methods used to teach us.

By Shamiso P N

Feb 18, 2023

This was a very insightful course. Dr Shane's approach to teaching theory was very interesting and engaging.

By Sheida T

Sep 2, 2022

I just tend to express my greatest appreciation. I've learned so much and I'm so thankful to the instructors.

By Поташова Е В

Mar 27, 2021

Such an interesting course! Thanks to all teacher who presented the information in a very comprehensible way!

By Анна Ш

Mar 22, 2021

This course taught me a lot and I can say for sure that it's been a productive couple of weeks because of it.