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?
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.
By Sarah C•
There's some unconfortable sexism in some of the lessons. They are dramatizations but still it's not welcoming or funny for female students and would not be considered ok if it was "jokes" about race.
By Ana M C•
The course is well prepared, however, you could include more material to read and more examples about the activities some teachers have already done applying the techniques learned.
By Sharon K B•
Seemed like a lot of info that is not really necessary. Did like how it was done, though.
Both this course and the previous, after passing the final test, doesn't allow me to go on.
By Michelle M M•
I enjoyed all parts of this course except the angel/devil video clips. I did not find them helpful and at times felt they actually were a distraction to mastering the material.
By Victor H•
I was never a good learner of theories...they presented these lessons well. They use many American idioms. If you can get past that, the course is a good learning experience.
By Daniela W•
I liked this course and learning about the history of all the different approaches. On a side-note, there are some typos in the quizzes as well as in the English subtitles.
By isariya s•
I appreciated the animated approach to lecturing (theory sounds boring... I know), but it could be presented in a slightly different way; interview, panel discussion etc.
By Kevin M•
Not happy...the peer review assignments people choose to comment but not grade, honestly I think the tests are enough to show understanding of concepts and approaches.
By Andrea H G•
I really enjoyed the creative way the theories were presented. Some of the presentations seemed a bit repetitive unnecessarily, like in the Angel and Devil debates.
By John P•
Good stuff so far: hoping to get more in-depth about specific types of classroom situations (all that pesky cognitive stuff) beyond just the history of approaches
It was well put together and enjoyable to take. The 8 theories covered are thoroughly explained. The chart infidelity helped for the 25 question exam.
By David L A•
I appreciate the video vignettes and e-enactments as part of the instruction. Many are tongue-in-cheek (on purpose) and enliven the learning process.
By Sophia V•
Nice course. I only wish you focused on the target audience a bit more, and did not asume we all need to be "amused" with weird antics.
By JENNIFER O•
Like the first course in this series, this is very easy to understand and the instructor delivers the lesson as if he is in a classroom.
By Diana A•
Some of test questions are vague and create a kind of misunderstanding. I hope this will be considered as a frienly advice, not a claim.
By Obinna A•
It was quite refreshing to have an insight about the history of language learning and the different approaches employed. Good course!
By Dan B•
The course was well done overall, but I was surprised by the number of English grammatical errors in a class about teaching English.
By Eric B•
The course was well presented and used great instructional design. It provided a good overview of various teaching approaches.
By Martha L R A•
Very well presented. Helped me remember a lot from what I studied in my university and gave me a clearer and new perspective.
By Nangamso T K•
I like how the course was structured, it made it easier to absorb all the historical comparisons of instruction methods.
By GONG L•
The course is perfect . If my friends need this kind of classes , I would recommend this one. But not efriends around me
By Marina T•
The classes were fantastic! Although I found this course's assignments a bit boring. But I am very content generally!
By Christian A M R•
Excellent Course! It taught me that I can take good things from the "bad" methodologies from the past.
By Sonia F•
Interesting course. I learnt a lot about how the mind works and how we can influence our students.
By Saltanat B•
It was a very interesting course. So now I know about all the evolution of teaching English.