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What you will learn

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    Define your own personal teaching philosophy

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    Describe best practices for teaching listening, speaking, and pronunciation

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    Explain grammar translation and audio-lingual teaching approaches

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    Understand basic studies in second language acquisition

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

The Swing of the Pendulum: A Brief Look at ESL History

6 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Video 1: Purpose, Content, and Technique5m
Video 2: The Time Machine: Visiting 8 Teachers throughout History4m
Video 3: The Angel and Devil Debates3m
Video 4: The Pendular Swing of ESL History4m
Video 5: Summary2m
3 readings
Welcome Guide to the Teach English Now! MOOC10m
Blank Graphic Organizer (Historical Approches)10m
Critical Thinking: A Skill for BOTH Teachers and Students10m
4 practice exercises
Welcome Guide10m
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 1 Review Quiz20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

A Study in Contrasts: The Grammar Translation and Direct Approach

7 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Video 2: Angel and Devil Debate: Grammar Translation3m
Video 3: What have we learned?: Grammar Translation4m
Video 4: Back in Time: Direct Approach6m
Video 5: Angel and Devil Debate: Direct Approach4m
Video 6: What have we learned?: Direct Approach5m
Video 7: Summary5m
1 reading
The Berlitz Method10m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 2 Review Quiz20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

A Study in Contrasts: The Reading and Audiolingual Approach

7 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Video 2: Angel and Devil Debate: Reading Approach4m
Video 3: What have we learned?: Reading Approach4m
Video 4: Back in Time: The Audio-lingual Method6m
Video 5: Angel and Devil Debate: The Audio-lingual Approach4m
Video 6: What Have We Learned?: The Audio-lingual Approach6m
Video 7: Summary5m
1 reading
The Navajo Code Talkers10m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 3 Review Quiz20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

A Study in Contrasts: The Cognitive and Affective-Humanistic Approach

7 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
7 videos
Video 2: Angel and Devil Debate:The Cognitive Approach5m
Video 3: What Have We Learned?: The Cognitive Approach7m
Video 4: Back in Time: The Affective-Humanistic Approach7m
Video 5: Angel and Devil Debate: The Affective-Humanistic Approach3m
Video 6: What Have We Learned?: The Affective-Humanistic Approach4m
Video 7: Summary5m
1 reading
Role Playing in the Classroom10m
3 practice exercises
Checkpoint 110m
Checkpoint 210m
Module 4 Review Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Teach English Now! Theories of Second Language Acquisition

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By NZJun 11th 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.

By CSMay 15th 2017

All the theories are presented in an extremely organized way.\n\nThe dramatic representation has been rather memorable.\n\nSeeing myriad theories from the lens of time has helped my knowledge stick.

Instructors

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Dr. Shane Dixon

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University Global Launch
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Dr. Justin Shewell

Senior International Educator
Arizona State University
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Jessica Cinco

International Educator
Global Launch

About Arizona State University

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